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Jan Stafford Kellis

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Jan Stafford Kellis was born reading and learned to write soon afterward. She lives in the wild woods of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, where she works full-time at an electric utility company and helps her husband manage his construction business. She spends her discretionary time traveling to visit her daughters, marathon shopping, reading, writing, quilting, and luxury camping. See jankellis.com for the latest updates.


The Highest TideThe Highest Tide by Jim Lynch
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is my favorite kind of story: Intriguing character I wish I could meet (13-year-old Miles O'Malley), a healthy dose of information about something I know little about (in this case, the tidal pools near Olympia, Washington) and a well-told story about a fantastic summer full of crazy happenings and discoveries, both in the tidal pools an... Read more of this blog post »
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Bookworms Anonymous: A Non-...
3.53 of 5 stars 3.53 avg rating — 47 ratings — published 2009 — 3 editions
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Superior Sacrifices
4.57 of 5 stars 4.57 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 2012
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A Pocketful of Light: 13 Da...
4.4 of 5 stars 4.40 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 2011 — 2 editions
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Bookworms Anonymous Volume Two
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 2014
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The Word That You Heard
4.33 of 5 stars 4.33 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2010 — 2 editions
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The Word That You Heard (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: Enid Forrester hates her name and her hair. On the first day of summer in 1980 she can almost see the wonderfully empty expanse of time stretching before her: 97 days from Memorial Day to Labor Day to read, write and hang out with her best friend Cheryl Bricker. Cheryl’s house has more siblings, but fewer rules, than Enid’s. Enid comes of age in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, where there isn’t much to do in the summer or any other time of year for a twelve-year-old girl. Her summer education includes listening to the “drunken pontificators” lecture in the coffee shop about what not to do as she joins her dad at the local table for their morning refueling. Enid’s little sister Chloe dances her way through the days, annoying Enid and Cheryl with her endless, tuneless singing. Summer passes in two blinks, full of incidents and accidents. Enid is forbidden to see the movie Grease, and has to experience it through Cheryl’s narration. When school starts and Enid receives her first English Composition assignment, she becomes obsessed with writing her manifesto. Enid learns friendship doesn’t last forever and sometimes the simplest philosophy is truest.
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"A story of twinship, tragedy and secrets long held that bubble to the surface. It takes place in the 70's- a time special to my heart, and the present. I could easily relate to (bookstore owner) Marcia and (detective) Mitch. A story of a brother w..." Read more of this review »
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The Plot Thickens: 8 Ways to Bring Fiction to Life
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This is a great addition to any writer's reference library. There are so many valuable lessons and tips in here, I suggest reading it at least twice.
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This is the story of a large family--eight siblings--who lived across the street from me when I grew up. I always envied them their large, boisterous family. This is a peek into that family, and what it's really like to have seven brothers and sister ...more
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“Never settle for less than fabulous.”
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“You can do anything, but you can't do everything”
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“Grammar is a piano I play by ear.”
Joan Didion, Essays & Conversations

“In the wild struggle for existence, we want to have something that endures, and so we fill our minds with rubbish and facts, in the silly hope of keeping our place.”
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

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