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If aliens ever do land on Earth, Kelly will not be prepared, despite having read over a hundred stories of the apocalypse. Still, she will pack her precious books into a box and carry them with her as she strives to survive. It’s what bibliophiles do.

Kelly is the author of ten novels–including the Chaos Station series, co-written with Jenn Burke–and several novellas and short stories. Some of what she writes is speculative in nature, but mostly it’s just about a guy losing his socks and/or burning dinner. Because life isn’t all conquering aliens and mountain peaks. Sometimes finding a happy ever after is all the adventure we need.

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Kelly Jensen Hi Liz,

Thanks for the note! I'm so glad you enjoyed Best in Show. :) Yes, I do plan to write more books in this world. Even before I finished writing…more
Hi Liz,

Thanks for the note! I'm so glad you enjoyed Best in Show. :) Yes, I do plan to write more books in this world. Even before I finished writing this one, I had ideas! I'd like to continue the story of the journal and introduce more of the town of Lingwood. I'd also like to continue Julian and Mac's relationship.

I have actually started outlining a second book and have ideas for at least a third. Hopefully I'll have news regarding the continuation of the series by spring 2017. In the meantime, I'm pretty good about keeping the Coming Soon page of my website up to date. I keep a list of current projects, there, along with my progress on each one.

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“I—” Fear paralyzed his tongue. His shoulders stiffened again. Conversely, his knees wobbled. It was too soon, too late. Not the right time...would he ever find the right time? Zed pulled him closer, so close they touched all the way down. Warm arms gathered him close. “Shh,” he whispered against Felix’s temple. “It’s okay. I know.”
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message 15: by Mel

Mel Mel, your user name makes me laugh. :)

Oh gosh, I'm baaaad. I get everyone into reading with me and then I dnf the book. Poor Fenriz and Iben had the luck of being my latest victims :D


message 14: by Kelly

Kelly Mel - abandoner of all buddy reads wrote: "Hey Kelly! Thanks for accepting <3"

<3


message 13: by Mel

Mel Hey Kelly! Thanks for accepting <3


message 12: by Kelly

Kelly Aleksandr wrote: "Hi Kelly - thanks for friending me! :)"

I've been really enjoying your books. :)


Aleksandr Voinov Hi Kelly - thanks for friending me! :)


message 10: by Kelly

Kelly Jay wrote: "Hey Kelly! Thanks for the friend add and for getting swept up in my books. Sorry if there were any ugly cries. I'm willing to pay dry cleaning bills if things got messy. :)"

Many, many ugly cries, even when happy things happened. I finished Something Like Spring last night. I loved the ending! Just perfect. I'm still weeping over book 3, though. And all the other sad parts of the series. And the sweet parts. You know how it goes.

I have a request for a story as you to continue write these guys: Nathaniel. (I say this knowing such a story would include Marcello!)

Thanks for the note. :)


message 9: by Jay

Jay Bell Hey Kelly! Thanks for the friend add and for getting swept up in my books. Sorry if there were any ugly cries. I'm willing to pay dry cleaning bills if things got messy. :)


message 8: by Kelly

Kelly Tabitha the Pabkins wrote: "My sister Jensen! haha - how can you hate SPAM? You heathen you...bet you'd love it if I made it! RE: your Phoenix comment: psssst I have a phoenix tattoo! In a most strategic place! *evil laughter*"

Awesome... on the tattoo. Not about the spam. My tattoos are all real creatures. A panther, a turtle and a sword and shield which isn't a creature at all. But it does kinda look like an eagle with wings furled. Sometimes. A phoenix would make an great tattoo!


message 7: by Tabitha (last edited Aug 14, 2013 09:09AM)

Tabitha My sister Jensen! haha - how can you hate SPAM? You heathen you...bet you'd love it if I made it! RE: your Phoenix comment: psssst I have a phoenix tattoo! In a most strategic place! *evil laughter*


message 6: by Kelly

Kelly Nancy wrote: "Hey Sisi, I love your new avatar!

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Thanks Nancy. As you can tell, I love cats. This is Jiji from Miyazaki's Kiki's Delivery Service. It's a cute, cute film.


message 5: by Nancy

Nancy Hey Sisi, I love your new avatar!




message 4: by Kelly

Kelly Hey Barb! I'm still trying to catch folks from Beyond Reality - its a little harder to follow the conversation here, I keep getting distracted!


message 3: by Barb

Barb Hi Sisimka,

Thanks for the add. I look forward to watching your book list and reading your reviews.


message 2: by Kelly

Kelly Stefan wrote: "Hey Sisi, welcome! Hope you like it here --- let me know if you need help exporting/importing."

I'm out in the garden doing the spring thing and every time I come in, another few books have been added. We'll see how it progresses!


Stefan Hey Sisi, welcome! Hope you like it here --- let me know if you need help exporting/importing.


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