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Kelly Simmons

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DEBUTING THIS FEBRUARY: THE BIRD HOUSE, from Simon & Schuster. Hailed as a "great title for book groups who love strong female characters" by the Library Journal. Publishers Weekly called my first novel, Standing Still "An electrifying debut" in its starred review. I visit book clubs via Skype or in person. For book signing events or more information, see my website bykellysimmons.com. Or friend me on Facebook (kellyatbubble) or follow me on twitter (kellysimmons) for more giveaways. Thanks for being part of the goodreads community!



My friends know that for a couple of years now, the words "empty nest" have been on my mind. Where to live, what to do, how to be. Three children are a REALLY big, um, hobby. So having them all gone, as they will be soon? WHOA. I've threatened before to embark on a one-year mission -- a kind of search for a new hobby or cause -- for something to balance all the writing in my life -- and for gre... Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 3.60 · 904 ratings · 218 reviews · 5 distinct works · Similar authors
The Bird House
3.66 of 5 stars 3.66 avg rating — 459 ratings — published 2011 — 8 editions
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Standing Still
3.51 of 5 stars 3.51 avg rating — 408 ratings — published 2008 — 12 editions
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Skylight
3.0 of 5 stars 3.00 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 2008
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" Quick Start SS: How would you describe your life in only 8 words? KS: packed with words, friends, fur, and very dirty laundry SS: What is your motto or maxim? KS: when the croutons are gone, the salad is finished What Readers want to know... SS: How ..." ...More

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“She is too fond of books, and it has turned her brain.”
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Catherine Stine Hi, Kelly,
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