About Me

First and foremost, at my very core, I am a writer.

Oh my gosh that sounds pretentious, doesn’t it? But if you asked me to describe myself I’m not sure I wouldn’t say “writer” first and “mother” second.  It is the one “title” I have that is all my own not bestowed upon me because of circumstance or society. Writing enables me to do my best mothering. It keeps me true to myself which lets me be true to my sons. All my other roles are just as important: Wife, Sister, Daughter, Friend, but they don’t really identify who I am inside.

Blend them all together, though, and you get a writer; and, I’d like to think a better one at that.

I tend to take my writing too seriously, to spend too much time finding the perfect topic, the perfect words. I hope this blog will help me step away from that and do what I should…just write from the heart and start conversations.

Get To Know Me Better – Five Fun Facts

1. I may be “just a girl” but I know my baseball! I love the San Francisco Giants and was an endless source of embarrassment for my younger son as he played high school and travel baseball. I have been known to call out a travel ball umpire for a wrong interpretation of a rule. And I didn’t do it quietly.

2. I am a NY Times Bestsellers List Lover: I put away the classics in college and while I periodically wax nostalgic for Hemmingway and Jane Austin, I can’t resist the lure of fiction by Jonathan Kellerman, John Grisham, Harlan Coben, Jennifer Weiner, and Lauren Weisberger. I also love Stephen King. But he scares me. I gave him up after “IT”.

3. I want to be Kelly Corrigan when I grow up. I solemnly vow to read anything she writes, ever. Go look her up and buy a book. Or listen to her podcasts. Now.

4. I have had a not-so-secret school girl crush on Ben Affleck since 1997. *sigh* I don’t even know why anymore.

5. I am obsessed with loading my dishwasher in a certain way. I’ve been known to completely rearrange it after well-meaning friends and family have put dishes in the wrong way. Yes, the wrong way!

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5 Responses

  1. annie mcinnis
    annie mcinnis at | | Reply

    Way to go Kelli! Keep it up. Just one thing…Sanity is highly overrated!

    1. Kelli
      Kelli at | | Reply

      Thanks, Ann! I agree!

  2. Kathy Fanger
    Kathy Fanger at | | Reply

    I am excited about reading more of your works, Kelli, to get to know
    you better, but also for the pure joy of reading the truth that is in your heart.

    I, too, enjoy writing and reading immensely – altough must admit that it’s not so much fiction, but spirituality-related books that call me.

    It will be fun to check into your blog, Kelli. I am glad you created
    this – for YOU, and for US.

    Kathy Fanger

    1. Kelli
      Kelli at | | Reply

      Thank you for the support, Mrs. Fanger! Have you read Julia Cameron’s “The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity”? I think you would really like it. Her “The Right to Write: An Invitation and Initiation into the Writing Life” was one of my favorites!

      Kel

  3. Kathy Fanger
    Kathy Fanger at | | Reply

    Kelli,

    I hear you are working! What’s the news?
    We still have to have coffee/lunch.

    What are you writing these days?

    Kathy

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