Reader Behind the Author--Kelly Keaton

Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Todays AwesomeSauce Reader Behind the Author is

The Black Stallion
What was the first book you remember reading and totally falling in love with? 

The Black Stallion

What book are you currently reading?

Match Me if You Can by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

If you could meet an author alive or dead who would you pick?


How many books do you think you read in a year?  

Oh gosh, this is a hard one. Some months I will read ten or twenty books, sometimes a book a night, and then other months I'll hardly get any reading time at all. Defnitely over a hundred, for sure...

What are some of your favorite books in the genre you write?

A Great and Terrible Beauty (The Gemma Doyle Trilogy) The Gemma Doyle Trilogy,

If you could save one person from dying in a book who would you pick?

Katharine from the English Patient.

Favorite book couple?  

Jamie and Claire from Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series.

Your bookshelf is on fire you can only save what you can carry what do you save?  

My old Time Life books and my first edition Longfellow, and as many of my history and mythology books as I can carry. 

Short Answer Questions
Hard cover or paperback- Either.

Book or some form of e reader- Book. I have yet to buy an e-reader. I know, I'm way behind everyone else!

YA or Adult- Both

Books stored on bookshelf or wherever there is room- Shelves are full here, so wherever there is room!


 Kelly loves ancient history, fantasy, and mythology. She dreams of one day attaining magical powers, discovering the secret to immortality, ridding her home of pet hair, and being crowned Mardi-Gras queen. She likes pre-Raphaelite art, moonlight on snow, and MMORPGs. She lives in North Carolina with her family, one Great Dane, and two incredibly hairy cats.
Kelly’s alter ego, Kelly Gay, is a 2010 double RITA finalist and a recipient of North Carolina’s Art Council fellowship grant in literature. She writes the Charlie Madigan series for Pocket Books.

 Darkness Becomes Her
Darkness Becomes HerAri can’t help feeling lost and alone. With teal eyes and freakish silver hair that can’t be changed or destroyed, Ari has always stood out. And after growing up in foster care, she longs for some understanding of where she came from and who she is.
Her search for answers uncovers just one message from her long dead mother: Run. Ari can sense that someone, or something, is getting closer than they should. But it’s impossible to protect herself when she doesn’t know what she’s running from or why she is being pursued.
She knows only one thing: she must return to her birthplace of New 2, the lush rebuilt city of New Orleans. Upon arriving, she discovers that New 2 is very…different. Here, Ari is seemingly normal. But every creature she encounters, no matter how deadly or horrifying, is afraid of her.
Ari won’t stop until she knows why. But some truths are too haunting, too terrifying, to ever be revealed.

Check out Kelly at the Following Places

Thanks so much Kelly for all your awesome answers!! 

"Reader Behind the Author is a Wednesday Feature on AwesomeSauce Book Club!"


  1. I admit, I had to go look up who Herodotus was. I didn't remember him from school. :)

    You're not the only without an ereader. Even if I'm only published in ebooks. I like holding a book in my hands.

    Great interview

  2. I thought I would never own an ereader. I just love books. But after reviewing and getting mainly ebook offers I had to take the plunge and get a kindle. And I honestly love it. Its like a book. Its not like the computer with the light and stuff. It makes it so much easier to read and I can accept lots of book offers. I still love my books though, I have a huge obsession with my bookshelves!!


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