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Kelley York

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Kelley is a central California girl through and through. She resides in Sacramento with her wife, daughter, a German Shepherd, a handful of cats and rats. In addition to writing, she has her A.S. in Anthropology, and is a graphic designer with a specialty in book cover design. She spends her spare time playing video games and tabletop games like the nerd she is. Her specialty is LGBT+ fiction, usually with a dark twist.

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Kelley York I'm not entirely sure on a sequel. I do sort of have one in my head, but we'll see if it ever gets written or if it's any good. It might not have…moreI'm not entirely sure on a sequel. I do sort of have one in my head, but we'll see if it ever gets written or if it's any good. It might not have enough sustenance, y'know? As for who killed Tabitha...well, I can't answer that one. :) That's for the readers to decide!(less)
Kelley York The Dark is the Night series will have a number of books, actually! Book number two focuses again on William and James, from William's POV. There's…moreThe Dark is the Night series will have a number of books, actually! Book number two focuses again on William and James, from William's POV. There's also a spin-off novella in the works, and at least two more books planned, if not more. :) You can keep up to date and see teasers for book 2 on my FB group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/kelle... !(less)
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I have a very distinct memory of being young and sitting in my mom's room, watching TV with her. I remember some celebrity death on the news making her put a hand to her chest and saying something akin to, "Oh my God, I loved them so much. I can't believe they're gone." And I wondered if there was something wrong with me that I knew this actor and his death didn't really affect me. It sparked a... Read more of this blog post »
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“Karma is a cruel mistress.”
Kelley York, Hushed
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“Everyone’s had shit in their lives. Some people have it worse than others. But no one can turn you into a bad person, just like no one can turn you into a good one. We’re all dealt our hands in life, and how we choose to react is entirely up to us. That’s free will.”
Kelley York, Hushed

“I can physically see the effort it takes for him to open his mouth and force out the words. He's spent so much of his life not being seen, not being heard, that he's forgotten how to realize anything he says does hold weight and is important.”
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“Mama, Mama, help me get home
I'm out in the woods, I am out on my own.
I found me a werewolf, a nasty old mutt
It showed me its teeth and went straight for my gut.

Mama, Mama, help me get home
I'm out in the woods, I am out on my own.
I was stopped by a vampire, a rotting old wreck
It showed me its teeth and went straight for my neck.

Mama, Mama, put me to bed
I won't make it home, I'm already half-dead.
I met an Invalid, and fell for his art
He showed me his smile, and went straight for my heart.

-From "A Child's Walk Home," Nursery Rhymes and Folk Tales”
Lauren Oliver, Delirium

“Does it ever make you sad?"
"Does what?"
"The Sunset,"
"Sad? Nah, I think it's peaceful."
"Not to me. I've always found it depressing."
"How so?"
"I guess because it's the end. I hate endings."
"Not all endings are bad though. I think of sunsets more as a clean slate. Besides, they're beautiful... like you"
"Beautiful things never last.”
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“I'm not afraid of death; I just don't want to be there when it happens.”
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Kelley York, Hushed

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Kelley York Jennifer wrote: "Um, on another note... your stats say that you rated Summer Sisters as a 4. I hope you have a really, really good reason for this atrocity."

Don't be creepy.


Little Flower Um, on another note... your stats say that you rated Summer Sisters as a 4. I hope you have a really, really good reason for this atrocity.


Little Flower You're my wife. Think about that. o_o


Melody To The Harmony Thank you Kelley for accepting my friend request. I really loved your book - Hushed and today I started to read Hollowed, cannot wait till I will have more time to read it.


Kelley York Wigs wrote: "Hey guess what! Just ordered your book from Amazon in paperback, excited for it to get here! :D <3 <3"

WHOO!! I hope you enjoy it! :D Thank you so much!


message 5: by Wigs

Wigs Hey guess what! Just ordered your book from Amazon in paperback, excited for it to get here! :D <3 <3


Kelley York Thank you so much for both taking the time to read HUSHED, and for the wonderful review! I'm so glad you enjoyed it!

Tana wrote: "Hi Kelley, I stayed up late because Hushed was so good I couldn't put it down. Thank you for the copy to review. I posted my reviews on goodreads and my blog and will start to recommend it to my ..."


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Tana Hi Kelley, I stayed up late because Hushed was so good I couldn't put it down. Thank you for the copy to review. I posted my reviews on goodreads and my blog and will start to recommend it to my friends.

Thanks again Tana


Kelley York Thank you SO much! I'm so thrilled you loved it. :D Hearing you went through it in one sitting totally blows me away.

Jessica-Addicted to bad boys... wrote: "Hey Kelley!

I started Hushed today...and finished it today. One sitting. It was amazing, I loved it so much. My review will be up soon.

Archer and Evan=Amazement...I'm in awe.

Thanks for accept..."



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Jess Hey Kelley!

I started Hushed today...and finished it today. One sitting. It was amazing, I loved it so much. My review will be up soon.

Archer and Evan=Amazement...I'm in awe.

Thanks for accepting the friend request. :)

Jessica


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