Kelli Stanley

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An award-winning author of crime fiction, Kelli Stanley's first novel in the Miranda Corbie series, CITY OF DRAGONS, was met with overwhelming critical acclaim. It won the Macavity Award (Sue Feder Historical Mystery Award) and was a finalist for the prestigious Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the Shamus Award. CITY OF SECRETS, her second novel in the series, won the Golden Nugget Award for best mystery set in California. CITY OF GHOSTS--the long-awaited third Miranda Corbie book--will be published August 5th, 2014.

Stanley also writes a highly-praised series set in Roman Britain, the latest of which is THE CURSE-MAKER. Her debut novel, NOX DORMIENDA, won the Bruce Alexander Award for best historical mystery of 2008.

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As a writer, I am most noted for historical works–though as I and the world get older, history becomes more “wait–I was there” memory. My next novel, for example, is set in 1985, making it the first book I’ve written set in an era in which I actually lived.

The thing is, “history” is as recent as yesterday. And like yesterday, it has memory and feeling and life beyond that of a date or time or plac

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“Writing is one long session of insecurity and fear punctuated by occasional elation. Which is why so many of us are on Twitter.”
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“A good story cannot be devised; it has to be distilled.”
Raymond Chandler

“My most important piece of advice to all you would-be writers: When you write, try to leave out all the parts readers skip.”
Elmore Leonard, Elmore Leonard's 10 Rules of Writing

“Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.”
Anton Chekhov

“Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.”
Oscar Wilde

“soles occidere et redire possunt:
nobis cum semel occidit breuis lux,
nox est perpetua una dormienda. ”
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message 6: by Stan

Stan Law A belated thanks for choosing me to be among your friends, Kelli. It may interest you that my book Marvin Clark—In Search of Freedom in now a matching FREE download on Amazon Kindle. Enjoy it while you can. (A little review on Amazon wouldn't hurt either!)
Stan
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message 5: by Kris

Kris Neri Good to connect with you here, Kelli. See you in Sacramento.

Kris

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message 4: by Kelli

Kelli Hi, Rosanne, and thanks so much for the friendship! :) Thanks for the support and best of luck with your own writing! :)
Kelli


Rosanne wrote: "Hi Kelli, thanks for accepting my friend invite! I'm happy you write crime fiction because I love readng crime fiction. And that's why I also became a fan of your's. I myself haven't written any cr..."




Rosanne Catalano Hi Kelli, thanks for accepting my friend invite! I'm happy you write crime fiction because I love readng crime fiction. And that's why I also became a fan of your's. I myself haven't written any crime fiction stories, only 1 mystery fiction story which was accepted & published in Storytime Tapestry, an Internet publication. Looking forward to reading your work! ~Rosanne Catalano, publisher/editor/author, The Cat's Meow for Writers & Readers, www.rosannecatalano.net


Bradley I hope you are having a good day! =)

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message 1: by Dana

Dana heee!! Love your profile et al!


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