J.M. Kelly

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J.M. Kelly is the YA pen name for the children's author Joelle Anthony. She loves the rain, which is good because she was born and raised in Portland, Oregon and now lives in British Columbia, Canada. She spent her childhood with her nose in a book, often in the backseat of whatever old car her dad had at the time. She's worked as an actress, a Minor League Baseball souvenir hawker, the Easter Bunny, and various other not-so-odd jobs. Now she mostly writes novels, but she still dabbles in sketch comedy, nonfiction articles, and teaching writing to both kids and adults. She recently wrote and starred in her first full-length play, along with her husband.

Books by Joelle Anthony include: Restoring Harmony, The Right & the Real and the for
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Average rating: 3.8 · 255 ratings · 66 reviews · 1 distinct workSimilar authors
Speed of Life

3.80 avg rating — 254 ratings — published 2016 — 3 editions
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  Also, shortlisted for the Violet Downey Book Award!
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The Right and the Real by Joelle Anthony
The Right and the Real
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Not as cultish as you'd think from the jacket copy. It's really just a story about a girl falling on hard times and figuring out her life. I wrote it, so I can say that.
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Restoring Harmony by Joelle Anthony
Restoring Harmony
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I wrote this (J. M. Kelly is my pen name), so I won't review it, but it's out there if you want to read it!
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Ruined City by Nevil Shute
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I pretty much love all Nevil Shute books, but this is one of my favourites. He's a master at going into great detail about subjects you think you don't care about (in this case, corporate banking) and making it fascinating. Plus, there's usually a lo ...more
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Three Wishes by Liane Moriarty
Three Wishes
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Oh...love, love, love. My favourite contemporary writer does it again with this one. Can't stop thinking about it. Not sure why it doesn't have 5 stars across the board!
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