Distracting Fiction: Brand vs. Generic

Recently, a reader mentioned my use of specific products in my books, and called it “distracting.” First of all, this reader I mentioned is from New Zealand, and I write toward an American audience. These product names and brands I … Continue reading

Diversify and Die

It’s so satisfying to sit at my desk and write to the sound of the ocean. Only this time, it’s not in my earbuds, but outside my window. Our move to Dunedin placed us within walking distance of the beach, … Continue reading

Also Known as Syzygy (The Next Big Thing Blog Hop)

The Next Big Thing Blog Hop, wherein writers talk about their current Work in Progress (WIP), has apparently been going strong for 26 weeks, and so many writers have taken part, that I had a hard time finding the originator … Continue reading

E Pluribus Unum, dammit

I’m sorry, but I just had to post this. One of my friends on Facebook (who believes in god and I suppose considers herself a christian) posted this sign, which she apparently found inspiring. As this sort of thing continues … Continue reading

“mixture of humor, gut wrenching terror & emotional heartbreak amongst the action and romance” Review

Review of Also Known as DNA by Terry at Affinity eBooks AKA Investigations Series Book 2 Jobeth O’Brien and her partner, Phoebe McMasters, are enjoying a peaceful life together on Manor Lane in Colorado after moving from Oklahoma. Jobeth has … Continue reading

“well written and fast paced page turner from start to finish” Review

REVIEW of ARMCHAIR DETECTIVE from Terry at Affinity eBooks. Armchair Detective An AKA Investigations Book Amateur unlicensed Private Detective, Jobeth O’Brien, is living on the breadline, she’s not even keeping her head above water. Her night time job delivering newspapers … Continue reading

Prequels, Sequels, & Spinoffs

Syzygy. Amazingly, the only English word with three Y’s also happens to describe a rare astronomical event involving three heavenly bodies. A syzygy is the alignment of three celestial bodies in a straight line… On December 3, 2012, Saturn, Venus … Continue reading

No More Hall-Decking for You Guys

Excerpt from Supernatural Hypocrisy: The Cognitive Dissonance of a God Cosmology by Kelli Jae Baeli   “Twelve Jews were brutally murdered, huge numbers maimed, and many Jewish women were raped. Two million rubles worth  of property was destroyed.” ~ Lawrence … Continue reading

Stranger Fiction, Reviews & Truthiness

Historically, there has been a notable chasm between the author’s craft and the reading public’s knowledge of what that craft includes.  And until recently, we never heard much from authors on a personal level about what they thought and felt, … Continue reading

The Handmaid’s Tale: An American Dream Gone Awry

Throughout our recent election process, I kept thinking about how a Romney presidency would begin to remind me of The Handmaid’s Tale, the dystopian novel by Margaret Atwood. It reminded me that I wrote a paper on this book years … Continue reading

Clogging the Feed

Dear Facebookers: I will try not to clog the feed. I will try to post things with some time in between, but FIRST: I am posting to MY PAGE. If you don’t want what i post in your feed, it’s … Continue reading

Streaming & Quilting: Differing Methodologies in Novelwriting

I often discuss methodology with other writers. While in general we might share certain features, we can have completely different methods for writing a book. Some writers have this uncanny, subconscious method that seems to flow from a Muse and … Continue reading


Most often, we write from what we know. We write from a place of experience and sensation, because that’s part of who we are, and so it must show up on the page in some way. But I recognize the … Continue reading

Word Count & a Teeming Brain

One writer mentioned on her blog that she hates it when other writers have word count widgets on their blogs. It was as if they were showing off how much writing they got done. She didn’t do word counts herself … Continue reading

Bloody Hands

Every novelist should sit down at the keyboard with blood on their hands. To know what it feels like to have been wronged and to have wronged. To be guilty and innocent. A novelist must have truly lived her life–sucked … Continue reading

Achilles Forjan review: “particularly engrossing”

 of 1 people found the following review helpful 5.0 out of 5 stars Another Great Book From Baeli! August 29, 2012 By Vix Reader Format:Paperback|Amazon Verified Purchase I love this author! Ms. Baeli has quickly become one of my “must … Continue reading

As You Were: “well written and highly enjoyable romance, mystery and intrigue, with a light touch of humor”

Review As You Were by Kelli Jae Baeli Singer/songwriter Tru Morgan is totally in love with her live in girl friend Brittany (Brit) Jabot. Together they share a wonderful home on Red Mountain, Colorado. Their lives are idyllic, filled with … Continue reading