Q. Kelly


I live in Virginia, where I am a writer and an editor. I also have a master's degree in deaf education. In my free time, I hike and savor frappuccinos.

Fact One: I like corny jokes. If you have any good ones, send them my way!

Fact Two: My favorite color is purple, but my writing is gray. Life is not black and white. I often write about issues and characters where there is no "right" answer.

Fact Three: I'm weird. I like being weird.

Email me at yllek_q@yahoo.com. I'd love to hear from you.

Check out my blogs at qkelly.wordpress.com and qkelly.blogspot.com.

Smashwords Interview

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
There are a lot of joys, and identifying just one is tricky. Let’s give it a shot, though. I would say one of the greatest joys of writing is the experience, the fun I get from creating characters, bringing them to life and seeing how they unfold. Through them, I can experience a wide range of life situations and fall in love with them and all sorts of people. They expand my world. So does reading books (which I do all the time), but doing so from the writer’s seat is a different experience. Not better, just different. It’s kind of like a game of chess where you play yourself.
What do your fans mean to you?
I can’t say enough how much a simple email or message along the lines of “Enjoyed your book!” brightens my day. And if there’s more to the message, great. In a way, writing is a lonely pursuit. Sure, you can take trips and research the heck out of places and attend conventions and meet lots of people, but the writing itself, the putting words on the screen or on the page—that’s you. You alone. (Even if you’re co-writing, chances are you’re by yourself when you type.) It really helps when people reach out and let you know that they love the piece of yourself you’ve shared with them. I love hearing from people and hearing their stories, how my stories made them think a bit differently or reaffirmed something or somehow enriched their lives or just plain simply entertained them. I’ve made many great friends through my writing.
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Where to find Q. Kelly online

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I, Alexandrina
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 36,410. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Fifty people from history have been cloned, and the British government buys rights to the clone called Alexandrina Victoria, a.k.a. Queen Victoria. As Alexandrina spends time with Caroline, Duchess of York, their feelings deepen into love. Do Caroline and Alex have a future, or could Alex end up with Albert, Prince of Wales, for the match could be the second coming of Albert and Victoria?
The Young and the Lesbian
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,270. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Dash Bannon, a 47-year-old soap actress, has been relegated to “dried-up relative in the corner.” A career shakeup is in order, and Dash hops onto the train of celebrities coming out as gay. One teeny problem—she isn’t really gay. Dash’s co-star, reigning soap queen Jane Knight, is in similar straits, and she has an idea that means she and Dash will have to get closer to each other. Much closer.
The Strange Bedfellows Series (Books One, Two and Three)
Series: Strange Bedfellows. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 187,460. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General
STRANGE BEDFELLOWS What happens when the queen of the ex-gay movement comes out of the closet? The person who helps Frances Dourne with this enormous task is a call girl Frances hires. A call girl with a secret of her own. Can they learn to trust each other?
Woman Behind the Mask
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,510. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
Annie Hardesty wants Zorro for sex, except Zorro turns out to be a woman named Hayden. Surprise doesn't stop Annie for long, and she sets up a liaison. While it doesn’t go exactly as planned, it’s enough for Annie and Hayden to realize they have a genuine connection. Can they overcome obstacles such as Annie’s boyfriend and Hayden’s ex-girlfriend to discover who they can be together?
Reality Lesbian 2
Series: Reality Lesbian. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 71,890. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General
A contestant on a lesbian reality dating show and the show's executive producer fall in love. What’s a lesbian to do when the woman she wants urges her to marry someone else? Find out on the shocking season four finale of "Will You Marry Me"?
The Psychic and the Damsel in Distress
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,470. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Telah Costner has enlisted the help of psychic after psychic in a quest to find her missing daughter, Claire. However, to Dani, the newest psychic, Telah and Claire are just two faces in the sea of clients and missing people that comprises her scam. That is, until weird things start happening to Dani.
3 in 1: Three Works Under One Umbrella
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 68,560. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Savings of $4! Individually, these three works ("The Girl Prince and Her Princess," "The Old Woman and Other Lesbian Stories" and "Cupid Pulls a Prank and More Lesbian Tales") cost $2.99 for a total of $8.97. Buy this e-bundle for only $4.99! In "The Girl Prince and Her Princess," a king passes off his daughter as a boy. He marries her off to the child of his bloodthirsty rival.
One Hour
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,910. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Gay & Lesbian
“One Hour” is the story of how English teacher Jessica Harmon and one of her students, seventeen-year-old Riley Jenkins, help each other through a school shooting and its aftermath. Jessica and Riley are not the same people they were before the shootings, and Jessica, who never had given as much as a second glance to a student, finds herself drawn to Riley. Can they move on and find happiness?
Woman Unleashed
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,290. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Joy Devine may be Melody Thomas’s undoing. From their first meeting, Joy consumes Melody’s mind, her body, her soul, her spirit. They embark on an affair, and Melody has never felt more alive. She thinks she and Joy fill each other’s emptiness, but she is wrong, quite wrong—and she is about to find out what exactly she is capable of. ** This novella is about 28,500 words.
Reality Lesbian
Series: Reality Lesbian. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 69,500. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Lucy Marshall is vying for the heart of Dr. Zara Winters on lesbian reality TV. One big problem, though: Lucy is straight and on the show for reasons that have nothing to do with love. Lucy never expected to fall for Zara, but she has. Can Lucy tell Zara the truth? How will Zara react? What about Zara’s connections with the other contestants, who include a gorgeous international model?
Victoria's Very Awkward Love Story (Book 3 of the Strange Bedfellows Series)
Series: Strange Bedfellows, Book 3. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 55,260. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
What started as mere curiosity on Victoria Dourne's part has developed into much more. She and Felicianna Grey have been chatting online a few months, and Felicianna thinks Victoria is a twenty-five-year-old secretary from Chicago, not the eighteen-year-old girl she is. Felicianna is horrified when Victoria confesses all. Can Victoria persuade Felicianna to look past age and circumstances?
Three's a Crowd (Book 2 of the Strange Bedfellows Series)
Series: Strange Bedfellows, Book 2. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 59,060. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Carol Thomas is shocked when her fiance announces that he’s gotten back in touch with a college buddy named Ennis Evans, and she's up for a threesome. Carol shoves aside her misgivings and tentatively agrees. However, many things aren't what they seem on the surface, and just what is Ennis's connection with Washington's most infamous call girl, Elena Marie Elise?
Love's Spell
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,470. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Ava Van Dorn doesn’t believe in magic, but she believes in possibilities. So, she figures trying a love spell her grandmother left her won’t hurt. Worst case: her life will stay the same. Best case: her fellow second-grade teacher James Friedlander will fall in love with her, and they’ll live happily ever after. Except…oops! Ava accidentally places the spell on her principal, Libby Lubbock.
The Girl Prince and Her Princess
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,400. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fairy tales, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
The king and queen of Athena have a problem. They desperately need a son to marry off to Princess Vexa. She is the unsightly daughter of their neighbor, King Magnatus of Qax. When Athena’s rulers finally produce an offspring, the queen dies in childbirth. The king finds himself faced with the greatest challenge of all—a girl! Eighteen years later, it’s wedding time. Can the deception continue?
Cupid Pulls a Prank and Other Lesbian Tales
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,090. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Ten short stories are in this collection. The lead story is "Cupid Pulls a Prank." For the first time in American history, both the Republicans and the Democrats have female candidates running for president. The Republican is Alice Cowell, and the Democrat is Gillian Marshall. Cupid strikes them during a live, nationwide televised debate, and Alice's and Gillian's reactions shock even Cupid.
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 69,570. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Ellora Landry and June Blue Sky, now forty, were switched when they were newborns. When they meet for the first time, they experience an undeniable attraction. However, they are reluctant to risk their hearts, especially since that means revealing secrets and telling the entire story behind half truths. Will they realize that perhaps they were fated to be together since their births?
All in the Family
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 73,680. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Gay & Lesbian, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
Allison Albrecht and Samantha Cannizarro are thrown together when their parents become engaged. Sam is deaf, so Allison learns sign language. Sam does not care about good impressions. She is a loner, always has been. But Allison cracks Sam's facade, and the two girls fall in love. However, life in a stepfamily is rarely easy. Throw in romance between two stepsiblings, and the ride will be bumpy.
The Old Woman and Other Lesbian Stories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,810. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General
The first story in this compilation of nine short stories is "The Old Woman." Jessica is a pretty good best friend, but she goes too far when she dares Rachel to ask an old woman on a date. Rachel has no choice; otherwise Jessica will do the asking, and Rachel has no intention of humiliating the old woman. Turns out maybe Jessica's idea was not so bad. There is a lot more to Ada than her age.
Miss Lucy Parker and Other Short Stories
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,260. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Anthologies » General
Miss Lucy Parker is a prim, proper elderly lady. When a Volkswagen Beetle—the new kind, and pink—PINK!—turns onto the winding road that leads to Lucy's farmhouse, Lucy is sure the car contains hippies. Except hippies are not in the car. A woman is, a woman wearing a short, blood-red dress that hugs her body. Thus begins Lucy Parker's great adventure.
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 56,360. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General
Caris Ismay is falling in love with a woman she dares not pursue, and at exactly the wrong time. She shares a perfect, passionate kiss she cannot stop thinking about. Can Caris move past the taboo of her attraction and find her path with this woman who seems all wrong on paper?
Strange Bedfellows (Book 1 of the Strange Bedfellows Series)
Series: Strange Bedfellows, Book 1. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 75,100. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General
What happens when the queen of the ex-gay movement decides to come out of the closet? The person who helps Frances Dourne with this enormous task is a call girl Frances hires. A call girl with a secret of her own. Can they learn to trust each other enough to find the love they seek in each other's arms?

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