As many of you know, I took the name J. M. Kelly partly from my own name, and partly from … More Good news to keep me happy on a sad anniversary
Also, shortlisted for the Violet Downey Book Award!
Here’s my schedule for the Festival of Trees in Toronto May 15-16. Don’t forget, I will be listed under my … More Festival of Trees Schedule
Lots of good news already this month for Suze and A MONTH OF MONDAYS. I’m so thrilled to announce: The … More Suze Loves Mondays in February!
THE WRITE POTENTIAL I’m very excited to announce the launch of The Write Potential This is something I’ve been planning … More The Write Potential – Professional Mentoring
Time for my favorite books of 2017 post. I read about 87 books during the year, some I didn’t finish, … More 2017 Books
Through Sunday (Dec 17) my publisher has A MONTH OF MONDAYS for 40% off (Canadian…if you buy it with US … More 40% off of A MONTH OF MONDAYS
I’m extremely honoured to share that Speed of Life has been included on the Pacific Northwest Bookseller Association 2018 Shortlist. … More PNBA Shortlist
I will be touring in Ontario twice in 2018 (Jan & May), which means reduced travel fees for those of … More Ontario Tour Dates
If you’re looking for info on the November Writers Social, it’s under the Events, Appearances, & Workshops tab.
I’m very honoured to be included on the Ontario Library Association’s White Pine Award Nominee list for 2018. Speed of … More 2018 White Pine Nomination for Speed of Life
Writing & Whiskey A fun evening of writing—unleash your creativity the way thousands of writers before you have—with whiskey! No … More a WRITE WITH JOY workshop!
I once heard an interview with a comic who was talking about when you reach the top, you shouldn’t forget … More Send Down the Elevator
I would also like to add: Request your library buy the book (if they don’t have it already). My book … More How to Help an Author
Enter to win one of five copies of A Month of Mondays here. And while you’re there, you can get … More Giveaway and an Excerpt From My Publisher
Did you know I’m also a freelance editor? You can hire me to give you editorial feedback on your manuscript. … More Freelance Editing Services
Canada has lost a great writer this month, and while I have always enjoyed interviews with him, I will admit … More Richard Wagamese on Baseball
A fun time was had by all! And if you want to win a signed copy of A Month of … More Month of Mondays book launch
Happy Book Birthday to A Month of Mondays! As is my tradition, I’m celebrating the release of my book by … More Release Day!
Nothing says I love you like a book for Valentine’s Day! While I’m all about buying newly published books, might … More Nothing Says I Love You…
A Month of Mondays is an intensely readable novel. It is full of fun, bright and natural dialogue. It has … More Four More Mondays Until A Month of Mondays!
“If novelists know anything it’s that individual citizens are internally plural: they have within them the full range of behavioral … More What she said: