11th Oct, 2016

Happy Book Birthday to EVERYONE!

Kelly's birthday cakeHappy Book Birthday to Speed of Life! You’re finally out in the world and I’m so happy to see you!

However, you’re not the only new book out there. So happy birthday to all the books I could find releasing today (and the ones I missed – feel free to add them in the comments!). I borrowed this list from Reading Books Like a Boss.


  • 11 — Never Better (Dark Obsession #3) by Charlotte Stein
    Amazon: USUKCAN | GR
  • 11 — The Midnight Star (Young Elites #3) by Marie Lu
    Amazon: USUKCAN | iBooks | GR
  • 11 — You in Five Acts by Una LaMarche
    Amazon: USUKCAN | iBooks | GR
  • 11 — My Unscripted Life by Lauren Morrill
    Amazon: USUKCAN | iBooks | GR
  • 11 — Small Great Things: A Novel by Jodi Picoult
    Amazon: USUKCAN | iBooks | GR
  • 11 — Sugar Free (Sugar Rush #3) by Sawyer Bennett
    Amazon: USUKCAN | iBooks | GR
  • 11 — Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil by Melina Marchetta
    Amazon: USUKCAN | iBooks | GR
  • 11 — Speed of Life by J.M. Kelly
    Amazon: USUKCAN | iBooks | GR
  • 11 — The Movie Version by Emma Wunsch
    Amazon: USUKCAN | GR
  • 11 — The Mothers by Brit Bennett
    Amazon: USUKCAN | iBooks | GR
  • 11 — The Fix Up by Kendall RyanStandalone — Friends to more…
    Amazon: USUKCAN | iBooks | GR
  • 11 — The Eagle (Spy Girl #2) by Jillian Dodd
    iBooks | GR
  • 11 — Harley and Rose by Carmen Jenner
  • 11 — All In (Full Tilt #2) by Emma Scott
    Amazon: USUKCAN | GR

Also, I want to make sure and give a shout out to Thug Kitchen and their new cookbook Thug Kitchen 101. I’m on their mailing list and when I saw in their newsletter that we shared a release date, I sent them an email saying “If you buy my book, I’ll buy yours!” thinking it would disappear into cyberspace. Two minutes later I got one back that said, “That’s the best F#*%)*&g email we’ve gotten all day” along with a screenshot of their order for Speed of Life. I promptly ordered their new book and it came in the mail last week. It’s a great cookbook, whether you’re vegan or not, and it’s also quite hilarious. And for those of you who might be concerned that I use the “F” word too much in Speed of Life, well, I’m positively sweet and innocent compared to those cooks over at Thug Kitchen! You have been warned!

Also, I think it’s easy for authors to forget to BUY books–we get them free from friends, publishers, agents, and we use the library, and our budgets can be tight. But on my book birthday I always buy a few. So in addition to Thug 101. I bought this new release (debut!) by my friend and fellow author, Shari Green – Root Beer Candy and Other Miracles. Can’t wait to read it!

Book Root Beer Candy and Other Miracles by Shari Green



Thanks so much for the support, Joelle! Buying books on your book birthday is a great idea! (Like I need another reason to buy books…heh.) In addition to SPEED OF LIFE, I’ll be picking up A.S. King’s STILL LIFE WITH TORNADO, also releasing today. Yay books!

Also, Still Life With Tornadoes comes out today!

Thanks for the shout-out, Joelle! And a happy, happy birthday to you!