Monthly Archives: July 2016

Crossroads officially available on 8/2/2016

I am ecstatic to officially announce that the release date for my first novel, Crossroads is August 2nd, 2016!  It’s been a long time coming since the original file was first created four years ago!  I never expected this process to be so drawn out, but I also never would have guessed when I started writing this story that I would change jobs, move to another city, get married, and have two kids.  Life happens that way sometimes and I wouldn’t change any of it.  So check back on my Store Page at midnight on 8/2/2016 and be one of the first people to order a copy!  See what some of the early reviews are saying:

Crossroads cover art

“F***ing awesome.  This has movie deal written all over it, even though we all know the movie versions are never as good as the books.  Charles Kelley has bolted on a modern storyline to the timeless soul of the 60s – 70s outlaw biker films.  With characters recognizable to anyone who’s filled their teeth with insect corpses and their butt with saddle sores, this is a fast-paced read that’s the literary equivalent of taming the dragon.” -Andrew Miller, author of If Only the Names Were Changed

“The pace picks up at the right times and it’s all around a great read.  I fell in love with the characters and story overall.  I had to tell myself to stop reading so I could get some sleep.” – Christian Scully, author of The Chronicles of Erika Lorenz series

“Crossroads is a biker-classic that will leave the smell of gasoline and gun smoke in your nostrils.  If you like mayhem and motorcycles, grab a copy of this book!  With a cast of characters you can almost smell, and enough action to keep the pages turning, you can hear the bullets whiz past your head as the story unfolds.  You have to check this one out!” – Adam K. Moore, author of the CompendiumTwenty-Three series

Now if you’ll excuse me, I have a sequel to get started!  Thank you, that is all.

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Book review: If Only The Names Were Changed

Welcome to my newest venture into the writing culture. I’ve never written a formal book review, aside from my plagiarized reports about The Baby-Sitters Club and The Boxcar Children many, many years ago. Recently I was indirectly approached about the idea of writing a review for the first full-length book from author Andrew Miller, If Only The Names Were Changed. Never shy to try something new (totally kidding, I need to get back into my bubble immediately), I decided to give it a shot. So without further adieu, let me tell you all about it!

I went into this book with a completely open mind, not knowing what to expect. With the opening story taking place at the funeral of the author’s father, he grabbed my undivided attention from the onset. This book, or collection of personal essays, serves as a memoir of sorts for Andrew, and offers an honest and raw introspection into his being. It is truly an uncensored exploration deep into the mind and soul of the writer. Andrew gives the reader an uninhibited view into himself that pulls no punches – good, bad, or otherwise. Continue reading

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Cover reveal: Crossroads

With all the rounds of proofreading, edits, and rewrites out-of-the-way, my first full-length novel Crossroads is approaching a release date.  Final formatting has been completed, and the manuscript has been submitted to the publisher.  My proof copy has been mailed from the printer, and once I receive it and comb through it to make sure it’s as perfect as I can get it, I will finally be able to announce a release date.  In the mean time, let me brighten your day with an early look at the cover art and a brief synopsis to grab your attention! Continue reading

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