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Ronald Kelly

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Ronald Kelly was born and raised in the hills and hollows of Middle Tennessee. He became interested in horror as a child, watching the local "Creature Feature" on Saturday nights and "The Big Show"---a Nashville-based TV show that presented every old monster movie ever made ---in the afternoons after school. In high school, his interest turned to horror literature and he read such writers as Poe, Lovecraft, Matheson, and King. He originally had dreams of becoming a comic book artist and created many of his own super heroes. But during his junior year, the writing bug bit him and he focused his attention on penning short stories and full-length novels. To date, he has had ten novels and eight short fiction collections published. In 1992, his ...more



There was a weeping and a wailing and a gnashing of teeth...
That was me back in 1996.
Oh, the year didn't exactly start out that way. In fact, my literary career seemed extremelyhealthy and productive and destined to continue for years to come, without a hitch. I would net multi-book contract after contract and write dozens of mid-list horror novels for that red-headed stepchild of genre publ... Read more of this blog post »
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Ronald Kelly It's great hearing from you, Fran. Really busy with the writing this summer. Got a new gig with CD where I'm writing personalized stories for folks to be made into handbound books. Got five stories to do so far, from all over the world, so it will definitely be a challenge.

Have you been writing? I hope so; I've beem having Fran Friel withdrawals lately. lol!

Take care, my friend, and please keep in touch.

Big hugs from TN,
Ron



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Fran Friel ack...I meant "good to YOU this summer."


message 1: by Fran

Fran Friel Thanks, Ron. I hope life and writing have been good to your this summer.

Even if you don't hear from me often, always know that you're frequently in my thoughts.

Much Love to You and Your Family,
Fran


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