Kelly I. Hitchcock is an up-and-coming writer in the Austin, Texas area. She is author of various poems about the randomness of life, several short stories, random creative nonfiction works, and the coming-of-age novel The Redheaded Stepchild. She is world-renowned among a readership of five people and growing.
Raised by a single father in the small town of Buffalo, Missouri, Kelly has fond memories of cash-strapped life in the Ozarks that strongly influence her writing and way of life.
When she’s not writing manuals for money or writing poetry and fiction for unmoney, or training for the Twin Cities marathon, Kelly enjoys sewing, playing dodgeball, and politics. She is an avid volunteer and fundraiser for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
on June 25, 2012 :
A well written coming of age novel which offers an intriguing glimpse into the world of beauty pageants and the often complicated relationship between step-daughter and step-mother.
I found this author's excellent detailed descriptions and realistic character depiction truly gripping. And though this story jumps back and forth in time, which I found a bit confusing at first, I still wanted to read more.
Overall, a good read if you like realistic characters and insights into life in a small town, and to experience this through the eyes of a believable and likeable narrator, one which I'm sure many readers can relate to.
(reviewed 27 days after purchase)
on Nov. 28, 2011 :
I enjoyed reading this coming-of-age book. It was very entertaining as I could relate to a lot in the book. I'm not sure how I feel aboutt he way it jumps around and then just drops off. Overall good read for someone who grew up in a rinky-dink town.
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)