Jill Kelly

Biography

I'm a former college professor of literature and writing who's been a freelance editor for the last 20 years. I edit academic papers, dissertations, and fiction and nonfiction manuscripts. I teach writing workshops for creatives, academics, and business professionals. I am also an artist (www.jillkellycreative.com).

I have written three novels (The Color of Longing: An Unconventional Romance, Fog of Dead Souls: A Thriller, and When Your Mother Doesn't, literary fiction. ). I am also the author of a memoir, Sober Truths: The Making of an Honest Woman, which was a finalist for the prestigious Oregon Book Award, and a how-to book, Sober Play: Using Creativity for a More Joyful Recovery.

I live in Portland, Oregon, with my four cats who do all the chores so I can be creative 24/7.

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Books

Broken Boys: A Thriller
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 88,730. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
When a mysterious stranger at a small-town parade offers Maggie Morehouse a life outside the box, she disappears with him, leaving her family to pick up the pieces. Caught between anger and fear, her husband involves the police. The search for Maggie and her companion leads two Pennsylvania detectives into the VFW halls and bingo parlors of rural Virginia where broken boys are at dangerous play.
Using Creativity and the Chakras for Getting Things Done
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 10,710. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Creativity, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / Success
This guide is an innovative way to use creativity and the Hindu chakras to complete large projects. It includes explanations, step-by-step instructions, worksheets, and resources. No previous chakra knowledge is needed, just a desire to get things done!
Self-Editing for Nonfiction Writers
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 7,520. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
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Ths easy-to-follow guide is designed for new and experienced nonfiction writers wanting to more powerfully organize their ideas, avoid errors in punctuation and syntax, and enhance their style.
Self-Editing for Memoir Writers
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 8,600. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
This innovative editing guide offers tips and tools for memoir writers wishing to avoid punctuation and grammar errors and improve their writing style for traditional or self-publication.
Self-Editing for Fiction Writers
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 8,910. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
This easy-to-follow guide is designed for new and experienced fiction writers wanting to avoid errors in punctuation and syntax and wanting to enhance their style.
Sober Play: Using Creativity for a More Joyful Recovery
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 50,480. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Creativity, Nonfiction » Inspiration » 12-step programs
Sober Play is for anyone looking to find more joy and meaning in recovery. You don’t need talent or special skills to be creative. You just need the same things you need for recovery: willingness, courage, and perseverance. Although I had never been an artist, doing creative play changed my life and strengthened my recovery. I hope creative play can do the same for you.
Sober Truths: The Making of an Honest Woman
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 83,650. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
After 20 years of misery drinking, Kelly found she had to change most of her life to stay sober. This memoir tells how she learned to be with loneliness and anxiety, oo let go of the jealous dramas of the past, and to embrace a new life. Sobriety isn't easy; in fact, it is continual hard work. But Kelly offers hope to those who cannot imagine a life without alcohol from one who has recreated hers.
The Color of Longing
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 84,150. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
What’s a guy to do when the woman he’s loved for 15 years asks for help leaving her alcoholic husband? And what if that husband is his best friend? In this unconventional romance, artist Jake Logan crisscrosses the country with his cat Sadie, seeking answers to his quest from several helpful strangers, but it isn’t until he has a deep spiritual encounter with himself that he finds his way home.
A Brief Guide to Writing and APA Formatting for Graduate Students and Dissertation Writers
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 5,700. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Grammar and punctuation
This helpful guide and APA checklist is designed to assist new graduate students as well as more experienced dissertation candidates to improve their academic writing. Designed especially for students in social sciences, education, and business, it distinguishes academic writing from business and professional writing and offers helpful hints to smooth the graduate's path to success.

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