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Kelly deVos

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November 03

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Kelly deVos is from Gilbert, Arizona, where she lives with her high school sweetheart husband, amazing teen daughter and superhero dog, Cocoa. She holds a B.A. in Creative Writing from Arizona State University. When not reading or writing, Kelly can typically be found with a mocha in hand, bingeing the latest TV shows and adding to her ever-growing sticker collection. Her debut novel, Fat Girl on a Plane, named one of the "50 Best Summer Reads of All Time" by Reader's Digest magazine, is available now from HarperCollins.

Kelly's work has been featured in the New York Times as well as on Salon, Vulture and Bustle.

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Kelly deVos I don't personally spend a lot of time thinking about other book titles or titles in general. While working, I give the book a title I like and someti…moreI don't personally spend a lot of time thinking about other book titles or titles in general. While working, I give the book a title I like and sometimes that sticks but sometimes it does not.

It's pretty common for titles to get changed on the publisher's side for marketing or any number of other reasons. My personal experience is that publishers seem to come up with the majority of titles. For instance, DAY ZERO was originally called 2020 (which was the year my near-future fictional universe broke from actual history) when I was working on it but the publisher didn't care for that. They felt it would be hard to search for online and that it was confusing conceptually.

So since the publisher has a team that specializes in these matters, I try not to worry too much about things.

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Kelly deVos I do a couple of things. First, very often reading is a huge help in overcoming writer's block. I think it's important to read widely and sometime see…moreI do a couple of things. First, very often reading is a huge help in overcoming writer's block. I think it's important to read widely and sometime seeing a writer do something really well on the page can stimulate my imagination.

If that doesn't work, I find it helps to take a short break and work on another kind of project. Personally, I love to knit and especially enjoying making hats and socks.(less)
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“Your body is no one’s business but your own. We are more than just our bodies. We are the sum of our abilities and accomplishments and hopes and dreams and friendships and relationships. It’s what we are inside that matters.”
Kelly deVos, Fat Girl on a Plane

“Fashion is art, and I’m not just talking about the Chado Ralph Rucci exhibit locked up at the Met. It’s one of the few kinds of art that everybody gets to participate in. Fashion turns each of us into our own museum. We curate ourselves at the closet door each morning. And for some people, that’s the only creative decision they ever get to make. It’s a pair of khakis and a T-shirt, but to the guy who picks them, it’s an exhibition. Of style.”
Kelly deVos, Fat Girl on a Plane

“I'm down fifty pounds and I should be thrilled, but it's super awkward to have people call attention to me. It's like people think they're saying something that should make me feel really great. Instead, it's a reminder that they didn't like the way I looked before. That I'm fat and everybody has been judging me all along.”
Kelly deVos, Fat Girl on a Plane

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