…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…


2023 Fall Appearances

Come see me at any of the following events this Halloween Season! Click links below for official pages and more information…

Central PA Tattoo & Horror Expo

Oct 6-8
Friday 2:00-11:00pm
Saturday 12:00-11:00pm
Sunday 12:00-6:00pm
Penn Harris Hotel in Camp Hill

Gathering the best tattoo artists and vendors from all over the east coast and beyond to come together for 3 days of fun and excitement. Daily tattoo contests, adult halloween costume contest, special events for the kiddos on Saturday, and much more! With horror actors, actresses, authors and vendors.


Halloween Scares

Oct 21, 2023
Noon to 4pm
Barnes & Noble in Wilkes-Barre, PA

Calling all horror fans – we’re ecstatic to announce the 3rd Annual Halloween Scares! We’ll have a panel of authors with horror and dark fantasy books at the top of their genres, in-store for signings, readings, and a Q&A panel. Authors include Todd Keisling, Kelli Owen, Amanda Headlee, Sam Rebelein, Robert Ford, Thomas R Clark, Patrick R Field, Anthony J Rapino.


Darkreads: A Celebration of Dark Fiction

Oct 30, 2023
Bollinger Family Conference Center (K100 in the K Building)
Carroll Community College in Westminster MD

Get in the Halloween Spirit with Live Readings by Published Dark Fiction/Horror Authors. Featuring: Robert Ford, Sawney Hatton, John Edward Lawson, Suzanne Madron, Jessica McHugh, Kelli Owen. Authors will also be selling & signing their books at the event.

Central PA Tattoo & Horror Expo

I am delighted to announce I will be a guest of honor in the “Hall of Artists” at the Central PA Tattoo & Horror Expo this Halloween season. I will have all available stock with me, including the new Six Days and The Headless Boy and of course, for this crowd, the Atrocious Alphabet. If you’re looking for something specific, leave a note in the comments or use the contact form to check with me.

Oct 6-8, 2023
Penn Harris Convention Center
1150 Camp Hill Bypass, Camp Hill, PA 17011

Tickets are “cash at door” for $20/day or $50/3-day pass
Tattoos and contests and vendors… and there is Trick-or-Treating for kids 12 and under on Sunday, as well as special events for the children from 1-3pm.

Kick off October at the Expo… See you there! 


Dracula Beyond Stoker: Renfield

Not only is my short story “Life Eater” available in issue 2: Renfield of DBS Press’s Dracula Beyond Stoker series, I did an author spotlight interview. Since they posted it to Twitter (now X) and many don’t have or use that platform, I’m posting it here for you.

Dracula is dead and Renfield is on the hunt for a new master in “Life Eater 

DBS- How and when did you first experience Dracula?

KO– It was Nosferatu and I remember the day well. I found Frankenstein in kindergarten and begged Mom to check Dracula out at the library. It was rented so we got Nosferatu. I remember my sister’s closed eyes as she battled sleep in the silence of it, claiming “I’m listening!” We still laugh about that.

DBS- Besides Dracula what is your favorite vampire story?

KO– I loved the Anne Rice vampires when they came out, with a special fondness for The Queen of the Damned because of the unique history. I’m a sucker for an origin story, especially a monster, creature, or cryptid.

DBS- What is your favorite vampire movie?

KO– That’s a tough call. My non-Dracula vampire favorite would rotate depending on my mood (comedy, gore, drama) between The Lost Boys, 30 Days of Night, and Only Lovers Left Alive.

DBS- What is your favorite screen portrayal of Renfield?

KO– It’s got to be the OG Dwight Frye. He did such a magnificent job, every other Renfield has been compared to it, even more so than the various Draculas.

DBS- What are you currently reading?

KO– I am almost finished with Devil’s Creek by @todd_keisling . It’s been re-released, and for any who missed it, it’s worth grabbing.

DBS- Are you working on anything you can talk about at the moment?

KO– The third novella in the Wilted Lily series and a coming-of-age retro horror novel set in the 80s. I’m not sure which you’ll see first, due to publisher/agent schedules.

Again, thanks to DBS Press for the spotlight interview and including “Life Eater” in the anthology.

Grab your copy of Dracula Beyond Stoker Issue 2: Renfield. And as always, if you have further or follow-up questions or comments, feel free to post them below.


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