My Favourite Reads: Kelly Smith, author

My Favourite Reads: Kelly Smith, author

Why I Love Fiction

Writing my first book about my failed relationships was not a book I ever intended on writing. I always wanted to write fiction. I love getting lost in the minds of fiction writers: their fantasies, love stories, and heart wrenching tragedies.  I have so much going on in my own life, that I like to take a break and travel through someone else’s story!

One of  my favorite writer of fiction is Jennifer Weiner. At times we can find non fiction books to be not only honest and real, but also heartbreaking at times. But when one of your favorite authors turns the table and writes something you may not expect, it is even better.

Non Fiction Surprises

So when Weiner released her non fiction book Hungry Heart, I was the first to snatch it up. She takes on a true journey of life. Everything from sex all the way through her mother coming out of the closet! Taking us on her real life journey seemed an easy task for Jennifer. So much of her story was relatable to me, because I too never expected to be a writer, but I too am a storyteller. I love through words; I feel through words and words are what push me to be a better person. I admire her style of writing, raw and easy relate to.

My Book

So, now here I sit with my own book, which I hope will help to plant seeds and change people’s lives. Now that I a seeing those words in print, I am realiSing that is a bit of pressure, but it is my story and like others out there if there is a story in you, it needs to come out of you whether your words are fiction or nonfiction.

Thanks, Kelly! About Signs:

What kind of person ends up in a toxic relationship? And why does she stay? This searingly honest novel answers both those questions head-on. Coming out of a failing marriage, Kelly turns to Gabe out of fear of being alone. Her gradual slide into danger is at once terrifying and inevitable, and the steps she takes to get out of it will both inspire and offer hope. Buy HERE (UK) and HERE (US).

BIO – Boston born and raised, Kelly now makes her home in Austin with her three sons and one amazing Giant Schnauzer Bullseye. Kelly has written for Huffington Post, blogs at Thoughts Becoming Words, and hosts a podcast, Lets Get Wicked Deep. LIKE Kelly’s FB page and follow her as @kellys_author.

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