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Kelly Moran

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in Wisconsin, The United States


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Anyone and Everything around me.

member since
December 2007

About this author

Kelly Moran writes quirky & heartfelt (and sometimes spooky) contemporary romance. She is the winner of the 2013 Catherine Award and a 2014 Award of Excellence Finalist through RWA, plus she earned one of the 10 Best Reads of 2013 by USA TODAY's HEA. She is a proud Romance Writers of America member.

Kelly's been known to say that she gets her ideas from everyone and everything around her and there's always a book playing out in her head. No one who knows her bats an eyelash when she talks to herself. Her interests include: sappy movies, MLB, NFL, driving others insane, and sleeping when she can. She is a closet caffeine junkie and chocoholic, but don't tell anyone. She resides in Wisconsin with her husband, three sons, and her black lab...more

In case you haven’t guessed, I’m an author. I love being an author. It’s what I’ve always wanted to be from the time I first started reading as a kid. Not only that, but it’s something I have to do. Yes, have to. We creative types are lost and broken without the ability to make our characters heard. In that regard, here’s a list to take into consideration.

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Average rating: 4.41 · 315 ratings · 127 reviews · 9 distinct works · Similar authors
The Dysfunctional Test
4.39 of 5 stars 4.39 avg rating — 168 ratings — published 2013 — 3 editions
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The Drake House
4.38 of 5 stars 4.38 avg rating — 37 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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When the Leaves Stop Falling
4.5 of 5 stars 4.50 avg rating — 28 ratings — published 2010 — 5 editions
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Summer's Road
4.56 of 5 stars 4.56 avg rating — 27 ratings — published 2011 — 3 editions
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An Insomniac's Dream: A Col...
4.53 of 5 stars 4.53 avg rating — 15 ratings — published 2005
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The Tiny Caterpillar and th...
4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 16 ratings — published 2009 — 2 editions
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Idle Thursday
4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 15 ratings — published 2009 — 4 editions
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Return to Me (Covington Cov...
4.71 of 5 stars 4.71 avg rating — 7 ratings — expected publication 2015
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Beyond the Clouds
5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2009
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Covington Cove (1 book)
4.714285714285714 of 5 stars 4.71 avg rating — 7 ratings

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Kelly Moran and 10 other people liked Lucie's review of The Dysfunctional Test:
The Dysfunctional Test by Kelly Moran
" Got adviced by my friend to read it and I am not disappointed at all.
It was sweet, funny, sad at times but always so good. I enjoyed reading this story.
Can I have someone as good as Troy soon? "
Kelly Moran rated a book 5 of 5 stars
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Kelly Moran and 22 other people liked Yosheepie's review of The Dysfunctional Test:
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" I really loved this book and all the characters.
I'm not serbian but I'm italian and big families are almost the same all over the world...I feel Cam,I'm a lot like her and I want to find a Troy really soon :) "
Kelly Moran and 20 other people liked Lisa Dean's review of The Dysfunctional Test:
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" Loved this book! Its funny, sweet & very easy to relate to! The family is crazy (like many of our own)! Troy is a great guy that makes her come out of her shell & feel the way she deserves to feel about herself!! Who doesn't love a guy lik... " Read more of this review »
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“I can take two people, throw a world of obstacles at them, defy the odds, and still give them a happily-ever-after. Together. I am a romance author. What's your superpower?”
Kelly Moran

“I think only when you are truly alone can you see you never were.”
Kelly Moran, Summer's Road

“The truth is I do love you. Admitting that means opening myself up to all that pain when you leave. After you realize this wasn’t love, but gratitude.”
Kelly Moran, The Drake House

“The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.”
Mark Twain, The Wit and Wisdom of Mark Twain

“You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write.”
Saul Bellow

“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.”
Marilyn Monroe

“If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

“I only know two things in life for certain: I know I love her and I know when her memory of our time together fades, I’ll still feel exactly the same as I do today. Time is irrelevant, as I once said to her. And I’m happy wasting every second of it on her.”
Kelly Moran, Return to Me

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Jeremy Thanks for the friendship, Kelly!

If you don't mind sharing--I'm curious, what's your favorite novel(if you have one)?

Also, I was wondering if you'd do me the honor of reading about my debut novel, Vacation. Your support would mean a lot to me. If you'd like to do me this honor, feel free to click here:

Here’s wishing you a fantastic day filled with fabulous fates, fanciful festivities, and frolicking phantom footstools.

-Jeremy :)

Jeremy Hi Kelly!

Here’s wishing you a yippee-filled Yuletime overflowing with yard-long yams, yapping yoyo-yanking yetis, yak-milk yeast-cakes, and yellow yarn-yielding year-end yard-gnomes.

-Jeremy :)

Jeremy That's awesome about your book, Kelly! I've been getting some good feedback too.

My holiday was slinkster cool--fun games, fun conversations, etc. How as yours?

Jeremy :)

message 4: by Yasir

Yasir HaPpY NeW YeaR!!!!,..


Kelly, I have added An Insomniac's Dream: A Collection of Poems and Short Stories and When The Leaves Stop Falling to my to-read list.

Jeremy Hi Kelly!

I thought I'd let you know that my novel “Vacation” has been nominated for the best Horror Novel for 2007 in the Preditors & Editors Readers' Poll.

In case you'd like to do me the honor of voting, here’s the website:

Also, here are some other categories where I’ve been nominated:


Short stories:

Thanks for the support!

-Jeremy :)

PS—if you do decide to vote, you should know that you need to validate the vote by clicking on the link in the email they send you.

Jeremy Thanks so much, Kelly! I really appreciate it.

-Jeremy :)

Jillian Hi girl! Thanks for the add! Had fun going through your great shelves this morning:)

Nathalie Thanks Kelly

All the best!

message 10: by Cheryl

Cheryl Very nice to meet you too. And all the best with your books! :)

I also have three published novels. All 3 are Amazon bestsellers. I invite you to check them out.

Cheryl Kaye Tardif

P.S. Happy reading. :)

message 11: by Jeremy

Jeremy I want to apologize for the all the recommendations from me today. I wanted to share the Stoker Award news, and I only pressed the send button once--I'm not sure what happened to create so many messages. Some weird glitch.

Argh...this is terrible...

Again, I'm very sorry.


message 12: by Ola

Ola Hello, there.
Thanks for the add ;)

message 13: by Leslie

Leslie Thank you. My little girl is turning into quite the bookworm. It is nice to meet another Catholic author.

message 14: by Tamma

Tamma Looking forward to reading the book. I'm happy we're friends. :)

Catherine Hi Kelly! Thanks for the friend request. :-)

message 16: by Raymond

Raymond Hi Kelly. Nice to meet you too. :D

message 17: by Beth

Beth Hey lady,

Read your profile. Good to meet you. Loved your quotes and your books sound very interesting.


message 18: by Sundang

Sundang Saputra Hi Kelly... nice to know You, I hope we can share any good info about books. Thanks 4 add me.

message 19: by Irwan

Irwan Hi there. nice to meet you too :-)

message 20: by W.B.

W.B. Wohello back, Kelly!


message 21: by Heidi

Heidi Hi, Kelly! Thanks for finding me. I definitely pay attention to comments when I log in, I just have to remember to scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page. LOL


message 22: by Helvy

Hi Kelly, nice to meet u too ;)

message 23: by Tha

Tha hi Kelly, thanks for the add
nice to know you =)

message 24: by Gemma

Gemma Hi Kelly, Pleasure to meet you too!

message 25: by Tamma

Tamma Took a look at your site...beautiful photos. Looking forward to your book when life slows down a bit. :)

message 26: by Paul

Paul Nice website, nice pix, nice books ... best of luck with it all!


message 27: by Jodie

Jodie Hey Kelly,
I ordered your book. Hope to get it soon! :)

message 28: by Heidi

Heidi Hey, Kelly, thanks for ordering some of my books. I sure hope you enjoy them! You'll have to let me know after you've had a chance to read them, okay? :-)


message 29: by Katie

Katie Nice to meet you; can't wait to read your book!



message 30: by Kelly

Kelly Kirch Thank you, Kelly. The pleasure is mine. Always nice to touch base with others in the industry. Well met.

message 31: by Robyn

Robyn Lovely to meet you, too, Kelly. I hope we can share some good reads.

Snarky's Awww thanks, but actually the icon is me at age six! One of those Olan Mills things! But thank you!!!

message 33: by Anna

Anna Hi Kelly, Thanks for adding me too. :)

message 34: by Kelly

Kelly Kirch So, I'm an idiot. Today isn't Wednesday and my brain hit the snooze button. Sigh. The book is out Thursday, not tomorrow.


message 35: by Laura

Laura Hi, Kelly--
Thanks for the invitation! Can't remember if I gave you the blog for my latest novel "The Witches of Dixie: Book One of the Witchery Series." I put up the first two chapters yesterday. I think I had different chapters up on that blog when I received your message. What a crazy year (grin)!

Anyway, here it is: http://www.TheWitchesofDixie.blogspot...

Happy reading and magickal blessings!

message 36: by Heather

Heather Hello! Thank you for adding me..I look forward to comparing reading lists :)

Birgit and Roger Pratcher Hi Kelly, we are very glad that we had a chance to meet you here!
Take care, R&B

message 38: by Holli

Holli Your book looks so interesting...I can't wait to read it :)

Shawnette Kelly...Thanks for the invite into your circle of friends....wishing you all the best in 2008...that's quite an impressive friend list and bookshelf you have there...looking forward to sharing chats, reviews and any/all book recommendations you may have...Happy Reading :-)

Jacqueline Hi Kelly,
Thank you for adding me,I hope we will be good friends,I am starting today to write for the first time,I dont know how or what i,m going to write about,but i,m going to give it a try.I have no experience and have never tried before but it is something i always wanted to do,so wish me luck.
ps any tips would be welcome....
all the best for 08 xx
love Jacqui

message 41: by Icha

Icha Hi Kelly! how are you?

message 42: by Icha

Icha cool! me too.

have a great day!

message 43: by Barbara

Barbara Congrats on your recent sale, Kelly!

message 44: by Adriana (last edited Jul 27, 2008 03:11PM)

Adriana Kelly, can I find your books at I'm interested.

I read your post where you say you finally got signed up with a traditional publisher. I know a congratulations is in order so CONGRATS!! Now if I only knew what a traditional publisher was! lol Mind explaining. You have me curious.


message 45: by Kelly

Kelly Moran My website is at the top of this profile, but if anyone is interested, here's my blog link...

Bobbie  Crawford-McCoy Thank you for adding me :)

Abolfazlbagi bagifard hi kelly .i like you .you are holiday.

Stacy-Deanne Stacy-Deanne Hello, sending warmth and love your way!

message 49: by Jessica

Jessica Hi Kelly! thanks for the note...I hope you and your family are well--happy holidays to you & all that!
all best,

Abolfazlbagi bagifard hi kelly moran .i like you or iran

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