Blog Tour Book Hunt w/ Prize: One Day at a Wedding World Tour / April 6-10th

This is going to be a busy week in the blogoshpere for my One Day at a Wedding characters. They are excited and ready to travel around enticing new readers. For a little fun and a chance to win an eBook copy of, One Day at a Wedding, let’s have a scavenger hunt with the blogs, for the week! Here are the rules:

1. Each Day this week find a post on one of the blogs, scheduled for that day, about my book (all blogs noted below)

2. Comment on the blog post and share it via social media (whichever you want is fine and tag me, so I can verify/validate your entry @kellyraebooks or

3. Come back here on Friday and let me know which blog and which day you visited, to be entered to win (example: Monday: Cajun Book Lover)

Okay, here are the list of bloggers who will post about One Day at a Wedding at some point this week, go find my book on their site and keep track of your visit, so you can win an eBook copy of One Day at a Wedding (US/International Welcome)

This Weeks Blog World Tour

One Day at A Wedding  Sale


Bride in wedding day in lavender field


Writer Problems…What’s Your Name Again?

There are a lot of issues that strike authors throughout their career. Deadlines, an over active imagination, days where a story you aren’t even working on interrupts your WIP or days when not a single person living in your head wants to come out to play. So, from writer’s block to multiple personalities – we all have issues.

Recently, I have developed a new tick, of sorts. It is a regular part of my job to create people, to decide what they look like, their mannerisms and silly quirks, and then I name them. Whatever I want to call them, so shall it be!

Thad - Teaser 1This is Thad, he is a smooth talker and a loyal friend. He has a crooked smile and what some might call a devilish grin; all held together with a heart of pure gold and a wicked sense of humor! I named him. I couldn’t imagine him with any other name.

I adore him! I better get back on topic, he is distracting to say the least. 🙂

Back to my new-found problem, a lot of times when I see someone I get an idea of what their name “should” be, you know if I was writing their life. Unfortunately, this is not always the name they actually have. When I am introduced to said person, I am now having a hard time remembering their actual name and instead want to call them the name I feel suits them best. Like the kid on my son’s baseball team who looks like a Jake to me, his name is Logan. Or the high school basketball who I call Todd, even though his name is Josh. It has gotten so bad that my son now knows who I am referring to when I use their name improperly – because it happens so often. LOL

I am not saying that I prefer my imaginary world to the real world; no, no, I would never say that. 🙂 It just seems to bleed over more and more the longer I do this and the more books and characters I have under my belt!

On the bright side it makes life interesting for me and new people I meet and gives my son one more reason to shake his head at his crazy MOM! ❤ Good thing he loves me and has a good memory for names! 😛

facebook cover photo - Weddings

Speaking of characters, Thad and the rest of his wedding crew are all on sale this month of March. Each book in the One Day at a Wedding Series is 99 cents each or you can buy the entire collection for $3.50, which also includes a BONUS STORY, When Cassie Met Thad. It’s a peek into the early days of Cassie (Book One) and Thad’s (Book Three) friendship and why their loyalty and love is so unshakeable and PLATONIC! LOL

$3.50 eBook on Amazon, Barnes&Noble,Kobo and iTunes Paperback $9.26-11.99

(Prices Vary at retailer discretion)

Bride in wedding day in lavender fieldBride in wedding day in lavender field

Thanks for stopping by today and at the very least I hope you get a good chuckle at my expense or maybe even smile knowing you do the same thing. If you have a funny quirk that you have gotten due to your work or life, tell us about it and we can all compare notes. 🙂

Wishing you well, in Fiction and real life!


Kelly Rae

One Day at a Wedding Series

Image The funny thing about writing, well one of the funny things about writing, is that sometimes the story doesn’t go where you thought it might or it doesn’t end when you thought it would. When I decided to join the Authors of Main Street, for another boxed set, I quickly came up with the plot for my novella, Once Upon a Wedding.  Cassie and Dan talked to me constantly, ever before I started writing their story. (Hearing voices in your head…another one of the funny things about writing.) It was probably half way through their story, that I decided Dan’s voice needed to be heard. He wanted so badly to tell his side of the story, to talk about the things that kept him away from Cassie at the start, and how he planned to win her over. So, Every Other Wedding, the 2nd in what is going to be a summer series, was born! The best part is that I have at least 2 other stories floating in my head, so the series may continue past the summer. I might not be able to put out one a month, like I will this summer, but I have room and stories to grow. I love a story line that gets me excited and flows easily when I set out to type. They certainly don’t always go that way. So, this summer please check in to see where these characters are headed, whether they are headed down the aisle or running from one. For now, you can read Once Upon a Wedding as part of the Weddings on Main Street boxed set by The Authors of Main Street.


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Weddings on Main Street

Weddings on Main Street

Off My Rocker…

It can be painful when you choose ART, as your way of  providing a life for yourself, in this world/economy. Some days – I’ll say 1 out of every 30 for me – you decide you must be completely nuts. … Continue reading

Spring into Step

My Office

My Office

The business of writing, is often a lot less fun, than actually writing. I know when I was younger and dreamt of making this my life’s work; I assumed I would sit at a desk, write best-sellers, occasionally setting out on a world book tour, all the while my minions would take care of the rest.

Joke is on me it seems:

1. Still no best-seller has jumped out of my laptop

2. Book tours cost a lot of money, and that would probably mean #1 would need to occur

3. Minions cost money, and again please refer to #1

4. Social Media was not even in the picture when I was 12, so it never occurred to me how much work would be involved in staying “social”

So, today when I have finished the 2nd novella in my summer series (more info to be announced on Friday, so please check back) and it’s ready for editing and all that is left is to either start #3 in the summer series (which I don’t want to do until tomorrow) or do BUSINESS – I at least want to do it some place warm and cozy and where it feels a lot less like work. Writing doesn’t feel like work, but the rest of the branding and marketing, sure as heck does.

Thank goodness for warm spring days, cool drinks and a deck with a gorgeous view!

I hope everyone else is enjoying their day, even if the weather isn’t as nice as mine.


Kelly Rae