Monday, 28 April 2008

Author of 'When the Leaves Stop Falling' ~ Kelly Moran

'Author Quickie'
Kelly Moran

1. Hi Kelly. Thanks for taking the time to share your news and views with us. So, tell us about your latest book.

The new book is called When the Leaves Stop Falling, and it is a work of fictional romance, though I’m hearing a lot that it is either inspirational or contemporary fiction. Currently, I am seeking an agent to get it into a larger publisher.

2. Good luck to you! Give us a quick blurb of ‘When the Leaves Stop Falling.’

Serena Edwards wanted nothing more than to return home, little white pills and all. She didn’t care about the doctors, or hospitals, or the light at the end of the tunnel she’s heard so much about. However while on the long road trip home she meets a stranger with saddened eyes and scars of her own. A woman who was becoming an unexpected and welcomed friend.
Jake Warner knew nothing except that Serena was returning home. He had a sinking suspicion it wasn’t good, but why did he care? She left, and never glanced back. He didn’t still love her. Who was he kidding?
Courtney Morgan had escaped unspeakable abuse ten years ago. The beatings hadn’t stopped the visions then, what made her think they were masked now? She’s content now in her throw-away town, until a wanderer with a rooted secret gives her the sudden urge to hop in the car and flee again.
Austin Edwards had dreaded his entire life for the call, the one that said there was nothing left they could do to help her. So his sister was coming home, but who was this woman with her? She was like an innocent and a fantasy all at once… with a voice, calm and healing.

3. It does sound inspirational. Where is this book available?

You can find it at,,,,, or

4. And what about reviews? Share your best one with us.

“The book left me with a warmly relaxed feeling, knowing I had read something that would stay with me a while and nourish my spirit.” ~Author, Francine Craft
"One word can describe this work by award-winning author Kelly Moran: intense. "When the Leaves Stop Falling" is a novel that will bring its readers to tears with love, sadness and pity. It is a story for all your emotions, good and bad." ~Leigh O'Donovan, Authors on the Rise
"What a wonderful, poignant, and bittersweet story, once you start reading you quickly find yourself totally immersed in the story making it almost impossible to put down until the very end. The author’s unique style of writing really brings this story to life in a manner not often seen. Probably the closest comparison to her style of writing would be something by Nicholas Sparks. Ms. Moran is still new in her book writing career but after reading her latest book I really expect great things from her in the future. " Reviewer

5. Have you written any other books you’d like to tell us about? (Or currently writing one.)

I have a book of poetry and short stories that was published in 2005, titled An Insomniac’s Dream. Currently I am working on a romantic suspense called, The Drake House, and a literature novella called, Idle Thursday.

6. What is ‘The Drake House’ about?

The Drake House is a romantic suspense.
Trisha Eaton has been plagued by mysterious nightmares since her parents adopted her at the tender age of three. Now thirty, she chalked them up to childish nuisances until they return- with a vengeance. What is it about the Drake House, planted next door to her family’s orchard and secluded from view, that haunts her nights and terrorizes her memories? At a dead end, frustrated and petrified, Trisha turns to Nick Mackey. The new deputy in town has a past he was attempting to put behind him, but finds himself attracted to the brown-eyed owner of Eaton’s Apple Orchard. A woman determined to loath him and fight the inevitable. Her superstitious town in Small Rapids, Wisconsin was not offering them any assistance. In fact, an incident almost thirty years ago, the one everyone deemed to keep hidden and buried, is threatening to surface again. With it comes secrets that someone was willing to kill to keep veiled, and it would appear that everyone has something to gain by doing so.

7. And what about ‘Idle Thursday?’

Idle Thursday is a literature novella.
As narrated though the eyes of a dead housewife, this literature novella reads like a forbidden journal. Relaying the day she died, through the subsequent events following, the housewife takes you on a heart-breaking and sometimes humorous portrayal of life after death, forcing you to open your mind and heart to possibilities beyond what we think we know. Impossible to put down, it will make you laugh, cry, and think- right up to the satisfyingly surprise ending.

8.Where does your writing inspiration come from?

I always have a story playing out in my head. Events, even minor ones, spur me to have several future books floating around up there. Everyone and everything around me is inspiration.

9. What message do you try to get across to your readers?

I attempt to break the norm we all see as reality in writing. True reality has heart-break, and loss, and humour…not just the niceties. I try to write a good fictional story that is relatable and enjoyable. I suppose every book has a different message.

10. And finally, where can we find out more about you?
My website is You can find me on myspace, facebook, goodreads, and, as well.

Thanks, Kelly, for taking the time to share your news and views with us. If you would like an 'Author Quickie' contact Debby at the ‘Romance ebooks’ myspace profile or at Next on the 'Author Quickie' ~ A.J Llewellyn

1 comment:

jean said...

Hi Kelly,
I really enjoyed reading your interview and I must say, your books sound intriguing. I especially like the sounds of Idle Thursday. Congrats on your great reviews :)
Jean Pike