Kelli Jae Baeli


Indie Publisher and author of 20 bestsellers, Kelli Jae Baeli enjoys a sales position in the top 5% of lesbian authors.
Her writing career began as a child, and that interest in expression through words on a page blossomed into full-length works, when she became frustrated with early examples of lesbian fiction, and decided to write something she would want to read. She's been doing that ever since, authoring and producing 49 books, both non-fiction and fiction, in a variety of genres, and for both gay and straight readers.

Constantly mining the world around her for literary tidbits, Baeli is always to be found with iPhone in hand, recording or thumbing in notes, a self-confessed story magpie who sees everywhere the fodder for her work. Creativity comes as easily as breathing to Baeli. A talented singer-songwriter with over 200 songs to her credit, she also loves mixed-media art, painting, pottery, and clay sculpture, as well. Living a life around words, books, art, and music not only fulfills her, but defines her.

Formerly a managing editor for two small presses, she founded Kindred Ink Writers Initiative, Kind Red Ink Editing, and currently publishes under the imprints Indie Literati Press, and Lesbian Literati Press and Prismatic Literati Press. Believing in mastering every aspect of the business, Baeli does her own book cover design, typography, and formatting, maintains an author newsletter and video journal series, and is also an editor, webmaster and blogger, all after eight years of University, to include pursuing a B.A. in Professional Writing & Editing.

A canny mix of businesswoman and artist, Baeli is delighted to spend each day relentlessly polishing her skills and feeding her muse.

She now makes her home on Holiday Island, near the quaint village of Eureka Springs with her wife, Melissa Walker-Baeli.

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The Ghost & Captain Kirk
Price: Free! Words: 2,520. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
In this speculative, whimsical story, a lonely writer has a chance encounter with an entity and a celebrity.
Teeny Weenie Man (A short, completely believable story)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,480. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
When Molly Peek discovers an extremely odd hotdog during the course of her working day, she has no idea that her knowledge of life, evolution, and whether Earthlings are alone in the universe will be greatly enhanced. For such a small guy, the Teeny Weenie Man sure knows how to make an impact.
Another Justice
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 60,620. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Revenge is a dish best served. Be aware, dear reader, this book does not blink. Margo Benning seeks retribution for what was done to her, following the lead of vigilante, Meg Fisher, who is on her own quest to fish for certain men...Fish for them. End them.
Somewhere Else
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 28,450. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
"...a rollicking, challenging piece of work that will delight you." A non-physical walk-in soul makes an agreement with another incarnated soul to take over her body. But Daelah Murdock is a Mormon goody-two-shoes with a pathological attachment to the color pink. And someone is trying to kill her.
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 38,970. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
"...another unique reading experience." Twenty-five year old Jason Beasley is about to discover, literally, a new reality, and that the research Professor Pritchard has done will lead him to the life he didn't know he was missing. If he could only get used to all the differences; starting with the fact that his own gender had changed.
Powerful Things
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 30,600. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Adventure » Action
It's hard enough building a life on a new planet, but when you're faced with dissension in your own tribe, you have to decide and decide quickly just how far you're prepared to go.
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 62,240. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
In this Mainstream Suburban Drama, Patriarch Dominic Fontaine meets his freakish demise during Hurricane Katrina —the rubble of his hurricane-proof mansion all around him—& no one suspects that a vengeful woman came to kill him.
Achilles Forjan
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 64,950. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
"This novel is particularly engrossing with its somewhat detached and esoteric mood. I was continually kept guessing right up to the end." ~Vix Reader Amy Jane Spenser is a Burlington, Vermont paramedic. Troubled by bouts with sleepwalking, and the strains of her job, she begins to spiral out of control, and in a moment of exhausted frustration, makes a mistake that could cost her everything.

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  • The Comfort of the Shriek on April 01, 2013

    As all discerning readers know, many people are publishing themselves these days, and some should spend more time on learning the craft before they do--not so with this author. I am looking forward to reading some of his full-length work after reading this, as he has a firm grip on the art of storytelling, even amid difficult subject matter. His skill is spot-on in this story, and it's refreshing to find a talented writer like Scott Crowder; akin to finding that ten dollar bill in a pair of pants you haven't worn in a while. I would love to see this story expanded to novel length, as it has some very intriguing possibilities. Keep up the good work, Mr. Crowder!
  • The Song of the Sea on June 04, 2013

    I am always thrilled to find writers who know how to craft a story, know how to make language work for them...and thus, for the reader. Song of the Sea is that kind of story: beautifully rendered, expertly crafted, haunting, exciting...and such a refreshing discovery by an Indie writer who is, without question, the REAL DEAL. I applaud you, Mari. I will be seeking your other works, now, knowing that if this story is a representative example, I will be well-pleased.