Recent Events


Events & Dates

Kelly was honored to receive the 2019 Georgia Author of the Year Award in Memoir, sponsored by the Georgia Writers Association.  

Valley Hudson Reading Series hosted a reading with Kelly, Rebecca Godfry, and Lee Goldberg at Spotty Dog Books and Ale in Hudson NY.

Forever Coffee in NYC hosted a reading with Kelly and Judy Padow.

Kelly attended the CLMP Firecracker Award Ceremony in NYC where she was awarded Finalist in Memoir.

Kelly was the featured speaker at the June, 2019 National Association of Memoir Writers live on-line forum.

3/2/2019 – 3/3/2019
Kelly will appear next weekend at theTucson for the Tucson Festival of Books on March 2nd and 3rd to promote her new memoir, An Imperfect Rapture. The Tucson Festival is the fourth largest book festival in the US, and attracts authors and visitors from all 50 states and internationally. Kelly will be on two panels. On Saturday, March 2nd, she’ll appear on a panel titled “Diamonds Forged, then Polished by Life”; on March 3rd she’ll appear on a panel titled “Living in the Extreme”. For more information about her or other author appearances, panels, and presentations, check out the website.Tucson Festival of Books

Location: University of Arizona Campus
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9:30 am – 5:30 pm


Reading with Janisse Ray at Austin Peay State University on

Radio Interview with Sarah Meckler (Golden State Media Concepts) scheduled for December 9th at 1:00 p.m.February 21st 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

Reading, Q & A, and book signing at Phoenix & Dragon Bookstore in Atlanta on December 7th from
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Book Reading
West Georgia University
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Southern Festival of Books
Nashville, Tennessee
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Book Reading
Hudubaum Books
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Book Reading
Kelly will be a featured speaker at Young Harris College
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Decatur Book Festival
Kelly will be a featured speaker at the Decatur Book Festival.
3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.










Kelly at a reading/ book signing at Young Harris College!