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…and welcome. Don’t worry about leaving the lights on or checking the doors, trouble has already found its way inside. It has been patiently waiting for you. Sit back. Relax. Enjoy your peace of mind… until I make you question it.

Kelli  thriller/horror writer, puddle jumper, just a girl…


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New Release – The Headless Boy

The Headless Boy is available now! (in ebook, paperback, and hardcover — with autographed copies available *see bottom of post*)

Getting excellent reviews and scaring readers, this little ghost story is making waves…

“The Conjuring meets Poltergeist.”

“The Headless Boy now ranks among some of my favorites in [grief horror], alongside Pet Sematary and Remains.”

“Without a doubt, this is perhaps Kelli Owen’s best work to date.”

“There is an almost suffocating level of realism, that draws you to participation…”

What’s it about? Well…

 

Reeling from the loss of a child, Maggie finds her job at the local daycare unbearable and errands around town impossible. She knows every child, every single parent, and they’re all reminders of what she’s lost. Unable to heal, she sinks further into the grip of grief and depression.

Jake is a good guy, a great husband, and wants only the best for his broken wife. Therapy and medications aren’t helping, and a change of scenery makes perfect sense. A new home. A fresh start. He is nothing but patient, giving Maggie the space and emotional support needed to move on.

But once they’ve settled in, Maggie offers him an alternative. And though Jake doesn’t believe in ghosts, he plays along with the charade in the name of helping his wife. Until he discovers it’s not a game.

They are not alone.

As the subtle activity grows violent, Jake realizes the thing in their house has chosen Maggie as a surrogate mother, and it does not want a father figure. Jake and Maggie’s fresh start has become a battlefield, and he’s no longer sure which side his wife is on.

Does Jake have the strength to save them both?


Available now on Amazon and B&N, coming soon to other online and mortar retailers near you!

 

AUTOGRAPHED COPIES: 

For those looking for an autographed copy, I’ll be offering those as soon as I have them. Please use the form below to reserve yours, and I will contact you when they’re in hand. Thank you.

(if you’re looking for other books to add to this order, check out my Stay Home Book Sale)

 

Live Reading of Wilted Lilies

Yes, there is a Kelli Owen youtube channel. I don’t do a lot with it, but there are two things on there right now… which is at least a start.

• Me reading the opening of Wilted Lilies. This was done as part of Celebrate Horror 2020 — a month-long birthday celebration for Sadie “Mother Horror,” the co-owner of Night Worms. Watch it here.

• and the full 7 hours of Corona Con — the one where writers, editors, publishers, reviewers, and fans of the horror community all came together to flip off the 2020, aka the year-without-a-con, and a virtual convention with readings, panels, and more. For info | Watch con

I created the thumbnail for the reading with the plan, or at least idea, of doing more readings. Are there any in particular you’d like to hear/see? Feel free to leave a comment here, or over there on youtube.

 

Re-re-rebirth

tl;dr — blog posts are now on Patreon.

They say you wear several hats in your lifetime. That you experience a different “you” every so many years. Oddly enough, your social media is no different.

And 2021 seems like a fantastic year for yet another rebirth of my online presence.

I’m old enough and tech enough to have been here, online, since the beginning of “online.” There was the initial “Shiny!”—when the internet was brand spanking new, when having a computer at home was a crazy idea, and everyone who did had a family or personal home page with far too many animated graphics and insane divider bars everywhere, oh, and auto-loading music. The music. Wow, I do not miss that phase. Then there was the discovery, use and abuse of message boards and hubs, and the beginnings of online friendships. That flowed gently into Horror-Web and the HorrorWench, both of which exist in the big pile of forgotten, lost, and outgrown things I sometimes still long to for. But then I remembered I didn’t want to be a webmistress, and life online changed again with the sale of HW and the rebirth of me as, well… me. Gone was the screenname, branded was the pen name.

And the internet grew, multiplied, and continued to spread its roots across the interests, hobbies and curiosities of mankind. There were business platforms, and playgrounds, and some who tried (or claimed) to teeter between the two. Over the years, I played along with accounts on AIM, MySpace, Live Journal, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Patreon, Medium, TikTok, Wattpad, Goodreads, BookBub, Ello, Mastadon, YouTube, several I’ve forgotten, too many message boards to list, and of course, my own dot com.

During each incarnation I’ve always had a blog of sorts—random musing and statements on life. And that will be the biggest change going forward. Much like my podcast archives have been relegated to my patreon, my original blog posts will now be exclusively posted for my Patreons. For everything else the breakdown will remain essentially the same, as follows:

· For book news only: here and Facebook will be your best bet.
· To find those personal tidbits that make me me and not your aunt or neighbor or crazy high school acquaintance who pops up every so often, check out Instagram and Twitter.
· while I appreciate those who signed up for my newsletter, I’m just not good at staying on top of that and will likely be killing it (with fire)
· But no matter what you’re looking for, the dotcom here will be the hub of all things Kelli Owen. It may not have coffee talk or garage talk or some other pithy title for my random musings, but it’ll have all the links to show you where to find me for any other platform or purpose, and all the information for my books .

Happy 2021 everyone. Now then, about that return to blogging… *slips over to Patreon to post the first blog of 2021*

 

 

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