Kelly Stanaway


I've been writing since I was really young, and have always wanted to actually get a book published. I've participated and completed NANOWRIMO the last several years and look forward to doing so again as a way to complete other projects.

I live in Kent, Washington with my boyfriend, cats Thoth, and new kitten Osiris, and my snake named Tim (and yes, that is a Monty Python reference). We are happy to welcome Osiris into our home after losing Alik in October of 2013.

When I'm doing my day job, I'm also working hard on getting my other writing projects finished so that the whole story can be told.

Smashwords Interview

When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
When I'm not writing, I'm doing my day job. While there though I work on drawing, coming up with plot ideas, working through bouts of writers block and get myself ready for work on the next part of my project.

I've also been practicing with jewelry making, and love to spend time at home with my pets, that guy I live with, family, friends, or just a good video game while I relax.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I mostly use the genre search option and go from there. Each week I look for an eBook to review on my blog, so I need to be on the look out for something that not only catches my interest, but is something that I think my readers would enjoy too. I try not to look for specific authors, since if I narrow my search too much I might miss something awesome.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Kelly Stanaway online



Rending the Seal
Series: The Sealed Light Trilogy, Book 2 · War of Order and Chaos, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 154,890. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Prequel to 'The Light Rises', in London 1887, magic and invention are making headlines. Detective Keagan Gillette however is blind to it; haunted by his failure after learning necromancy and joining the House of Masks he still wasn't able to revive his twin. Now he learns that demons are real and they are trying to get the fabled Seal of Solomon he'll need all the help he can get to stop them.
Uncrossed Paths
Series: War of Order and Chaos, Short Story Collection. Price: Free! Words: 14,770. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Years before they would be called upon to save the world, a baby girl was adopted by a master magician, a spy hunter found and lost the love of his life, a girl saved the one she cared about most from a demon, and a detective failed to save the one most important to him.
The Light Rises
Series: The Sealed Light Trilogy, Book 1 · War of Order and Chaos, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 119,770. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Adventure » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
**New Edition Available now!** On a warm August night in London 1890, a man holds his hand up to the sky and creates a blizzard. Now signs of the end times are everywhere, the Horsemen are taking the stage, and the Harlot Queen rides her Beast through London to fill the ranks of hell’s army. In the end it will be up to the strength of few to try and prove that humanity has a right to exist.

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Smashwords book reviews by Kelly Stanaway

  • Smite Me, Oh Dark One on Aug. 30, 2011

    This is an incredibly delightful story. Every bit of it was entertaining, and I would recommend it to anyone ^__^d
  • Smite Me, Oh Dark One on Sep. 01, 2011
    (no rating)
    (I hope this is ok, but I don't know how else to contact the author) I just wanted to make sure it was alright for me to feature the book on my blog this friday. If it's not, please let me know. I really enjoyed the book and want to help people find it ^__^d