…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…

To order signed copies direct to your door see this post

Good-Bye Yellow Brick Road

I’ve informed the Patreons. I’ve let the newsletter subscribers know. It’s time to tell the rest of you.

I’ve run out of spoons.

Every few years I do an assessment and realign my path to my stars. I quit proofing because I wanted to be a writer, not an editor. I sold Horror-Web because I wanted to be a writer, not a webmistress. I dropped Buttercup because I wanted to be a writer, not a podcaster. (I smell a theme!) And now I’m looking at all the things I’m doing that aren’t writing—especially coming off an extended period of writing silence, when I need to truly focus my energies. My newsletter isn’t writing. My Patreon isn’t writing. My social media isn’t writing.

So this is just a formal heads up that I’m going to be quiet, but not gone. A hiatus while I cuddle with the muse and remember what I’m supposed to be doing . If you need me, you know how to find me. Am I ghosting everyone? Nah, I’ll still check in if I have news or hear my name. But certain things will no longer be maintained or available to join. The Patreon is gone except as a tip jar for the stubborn. The newsletter is on indefinite hold. And the social media? As fun as some of it is, and awful as other parts are, it’s all paved with the same golden hue of time suck and distraction. I need to get the heck off the yellow brick road, get back to the keyboard.

Of course, I’m too much of a people person to stay gone forever, so I’m sure I’ll see you here and there before we get to the flip side. But until then, I have an abandoned muse, a dusty typewriter, and a head full of voices trying to find their way to the paper. Peace out.




Shallow Graves – the novella collection

Available Now! SHALLOW GRAVES gathers five solo novellas in one spine.

The collected novellas: Forgotten, Grave Wax, Survivor’s Guilt, Buried Memories, and Deceiver are now available as one book, and previous editions will go out of print soon (if you’re a completist, you’ve been warned**)

The hardcover and paperback can be found on Amazon, with other retail outlets to follow.

· · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · ·

** Signed copies of the individual novellas are available though the Stay Home Book Sale

Signing at Eight Oaks


I know, the title of this blog post sounds like an old thin 80s gothic horror, but it’s really just a bunch of local authors signing for the day at the Eight Oaks Distillery. Ten (10) authors, four (4) hours, one (1) day…

Sunday, August 15th — noon to 4pm

Eight Oaks Distillery
7189 PA-309
New Tripoli, PA 18066

click map for directions… see you there!


For full list of authors, click the poster below!

« Older posts

© 2022 Kelli Owen

Theme by Anders NorenUp ↑