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Kelsye Nelson

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Kelsye Nelson is CEO and Co-Founder of, an online marketplace that connects writers to publishing professionals. (Angel funded and backed by Guy Kawasaki.)

Author of The Breakup Girl Series.

Founder of the Seattle Daylight Writers, a Seattle-based writing group with over 500 members.

Hopelessly happy.

Proud moment: Along with her AmeriCorps team, she helped save the Wild Prairie Chicken of Missouri from extinction.

Highly proficient in building online tribes, 40k people follow Kelsye on twitter (@Kelsye).

Average rating: 3.74 · 73 ratings · 27 reviews · 4 distinct works
Smart Girl, Dumb Love (The ...

3.70 avg rating — 40 ratings — published 2013
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Oh Grow Up  (The Breakup Gi...

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Hooked: Four Stories

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The best reason authors should forget about book sales.

Forget book sales?
Yep. Many extraordinarily successful authors use another goal to maintain career longevity.

Want to learn the big secret? Watch the video below to learn how achieve your writerly dreams by attracting true fans rather than chasing after book sales.

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message 20: by Nik

Nik Ramli Hi Kelsye,

Happy New Year & stay creative always. Donna Summer: The Thrill Goes On: A Tribute

message 19: by Midu

Midu Hadi Thanks for the invite!

message 18: by Susanne

Susanne Leist How do you stay hopelessly happy? Is there a secret recipe to this? If so, please share.
Susanne Leist

message 17: by Tamara

Tamara Rose Blodgett Hi Kelsye and thanks for your friendship :)

message 16: by Laura

Laura Dreiže Hi Kelsye, thanks for the friendship! :)

message 15: by Laura

Laura Thanks for connecting with me!

message 14: by Dahlia

Dahlia (yadkny) Hi Kelsye!
Thanks for the friending:)

message 13: by Stephen

Stephen Henning Hi Kelsye

Nice to meet you here and on Twitter. Now that's a lot of friends!



message 12: by Shellie

Shellie Palmer Hello Kelsye!!

So nice to have you as a friend not only on Goodreads, Twitter as well. You're such a joy!


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Hello Kelsye,

It's such a pleasure having you for a friend here at Goodreads. Thank you so much and best wishes to you.

My warmest regards and respect,

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Amy Freeman Thanks for the friend invite, Kelsye!

Penelope Marzec Thanks for your friendship!

Debbie Johansson Hi Kelsye. Thanks for the friendship! :)

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R.S. Lentin Thanks for the friend invite!

Collette Scott Hi Kelsye,

Thank you very much for your friendship. It's always great to connect :D.

Natasha Slight Thank you for the friend request, Kelsye. Have a wonderful day!

Bridget Bowers Thanks for the friend request, Kelsye!

Stuart Thank you for the friend request, Kelsye.

Best, Stuart :-)

message 2: by L.J.

L.J. Kentowski Thanks for the invite Kelsye :)

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K.E. Saxon Thanks for the friendship, Kelsye

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