Kelly James-Enger

Biography

Hi there and thanks for stopping by! What should you know about me? As a reader, you'll want to know that I write contemporary women's fiction--books about women today, the problems they face, and how they overcome them. I've always been fascinated by relationships, and love writing about them. My newest novel, The Honesty Index, explores the lives of two former "BFF" who are now in their mid-30s and whose lives have grown apart--yet who still need each other more than ever before. My earlier two books, Did you Get the Vibe?, and White Bikini Panties, are available through Kindle. They're considered "chick lit" and are fun, engaging reads. And I like my characters to figure out how to solve their own problems--just like in "real life."

I also write nonfiction. As a full-time self-employed freelance writer for 15+ years, several of my books show freelancers how they can develop and maintain successful careers, whether they're new to the business or are more seasoned. (Yeah, that's code for "older.") My latest book, Writer for Hire: 101 Secrets to Freelance Success, will help you make money as a freelance writer. (And if you want to become a ghostwriter like I am, check out Goodbye Byline, Hello Big Bucks: The Writer's Guide to Making Money Ghostwriting and Coauthoring Books.) In my day job, I'm a ghostwriter/coauthor for health, fitness, and nutrition professionals, so I get paid to accumulate useless facts that may or may not come in handy if I ever get on Jeopardy.

What else should you know? I'm the mom of two little kids who struggles to make time to write fiction; I've lived in the Chicago suburbs (Downers Grove) for fourteen years; and like most women, I'm constantly trying to find that work/life balance. Most days I fail but am having a great time regardless. Thanks for checking out my page, and I hope you enjoy my work!

Where to find Kelly James-Enger online


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Books

Goodbye Byline, Hello Big Bucks: Make Money Ghostwriting Books, Articles, Blogs, and More, Second Edition
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 64,080. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Home-based businesses
The market for writers who can pen someone else’s book is broad and growing. Book publishers, literary agents, book packagers, corporations, and everyday people all pay ghostwriters to write books. Ghostwriters also craft everything from blog posts to articles to content marketing pieces. Become a ghostwriter and you'll make yourself more valuable to clients--and make more money as a freelancer
Six Figure Freelancing: The Writer's Guide to Making More Money, Second Edition
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 102,530. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Small business and entrepreneurship
If you dream of making a good full-time living or a second income as a freelancer, you need more than writing ability. You need a businesslike mindset, the ability to locate and pitch lucrative markets, efficient work habits, and relationships with people in your industry. This revised, updated version of this popular book will help you make more money as a freelance writer.
Dollars and Deadlines: Make Money Writing Articles for Print and Online Markets
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 69,800. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Small business and entrepreneurship
Love to write? Why not get paid to do so? Dollars and Deadlines: Make Money Writing Articles for Print and Online Markets shows you how to launch a freelance article writing career from scratch. Whether you want to freelance fulltime or simply want to make extra money from home, you’ll learn how to go from an unpublished newbie to a published—and paid—freelance writer.
Dollars and Deadlines' 7 Biggest Mistakes POD Authors Make--and How to Avoid Them
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 3,280. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Publishing business
This book is for the author who wants to be an informed consumer when it comes to POD and understanding how the POD publishing process works. I’m not a POD publisher and have no financial stake in what route you choose—I’m talking to you as author to soon-to-be author. After reading this e-book, you’ll know what to ask and what to consider before publishing a POD book.
The Honesty Index
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,240. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
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When Renee and Colleen were in college, they made a pact. No matter what happened, they would always be honest with each other, even if the truth hurt. But it’s all but impossible to be honest with anyone all of the time—even with yourself. In Kelly James-Enger’s latest novel, The Honesty Index, these two friends navigate the waters of their 30-something lives.
Dollars and Deadlines' 10 Truths Every Writer Who Wants to Get Published Should Know
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,150. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
So, you’re a writer—or want to be one. Chances are you started out writing for yourself, but now you think you’d like to take the next step and publish your work. This ebook sets out 10 truths that every writer of articles, essays, and short stories should know--and that will boost your chances of getting published in print and online markets.
White Bikini Panties
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 83,320. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2011. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
Trina’s got a decent job in suburban Chicago, a funny best friend, a loving family, and a cute boyfriend--at least until a tarot card reading reveals romantic deception. What’s next for her? Will she find Mr. Right? Can Jane’s tarot cards predict the future? And is thong underwear really the answer for a white-bikini-panty-type of girl?

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