Hannah: Kelly, welcome to day 2 of my week to host the Association of Rhode Island Author (ARIA) blog tour. Tell me a little bit about yourself and where you're from.
Kelly: I’m a mom, author, and part fish. I live on Aquidneck Island with my husband and three of our five living children where I write and, like most fish, swim in the ocean daily.
Hannah: What are you working on these days and what’s the current status of that project?
Kelly: My memoir, Breathe, was published in May so I’m very busy with the marketing of that right now.
Hannah: Can you tell the audience what inspires you to write?
Kelly: I was born with a book clutched tightly in my little fist and as a toddler spent my days in my playpen surrounded by books. Books are still some of my best friends and reading is what often inspires me to write.
Hannah: What genre do you enjoy writing the most?
Kelly: Nonfiction. I have no imagination.
Kelly: Soon I’ll switch gears from marketing to writing my next book, a travel memoir about living in Costa Rica.
Hannah: Favorite movie?
Hannah: Favorite food or dish to make?
Hannah: Favorite place you have ever visited?
Kelly: Any warm, white-sand beach and I’ve visited and lived on many
Hannah: Favorite music band?
Kelly: The Who
Hannah: Favorite book?
Kelly: Like asking a kid in a candy store to pick one, I can’t, but A Prayer for Owen Meany is up there and my favorite this year is Me, Who Dove Into the Heart of the World.
Hannah: Is there anything you would like to leave us with?
Kelly: We write our stories to save our lives.
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