Jan Stafford Kellis
Saturday Book Signing

Saturday Book Signing

 Stop by Saturday between noon and 3pm at Safe Harbor Books in Cedarville, MI.

 I’ll have several copies of my book available as well as some of my signature bookmarks, designed to go with the book but fun and useful even on their own.

Writing vs. Revising

I recently discovered, or maybe admitted is a better word, that I enjoy revising more than I enjoy the initial writing. If the entire act of writing, beginning with an idea and ending with a book or at least a booklength manuscript, can be distilled into basic steps, mine would…

Common Titles

Common Titles

When my first book, Bookworms Anonymous, hit the shelves (the Amazonian shelves, anyway) I immediately established a Google Alert so every time the phrase Bookworms Anonymous hits the internet, I am notified. It’s amazing how many people use the same phrase. Usually the Alerts point me to a book club’s…

Janet Burroway

Janet Burroway

I recently attended a writer’s conference in Madison, Wisconsin where I was lucky enough to hear Janet Burroway speak. I’d never heard of her before, but loved the way she talked about writing and the struggle to actually sit down and start writing. She gave all of us permission to…

Mobile Home

I once lived in a car. I was only 17, so there were no worries about personal safety or suspicious shadows because I was still immortal. Sleeping while sitting up in the driver’s bucket seat of a 1977 Ford Pinto caused no physical repercussions as I leapt out the door…