Hi! I’m Kellyn Roth, the author of this blog. I hope you enjoyed it, are enjoying it, and will continue to enjoy it in the future!

You probably know this, but … I’m a writer. I generally pen historical fiction, but I’ve been known to dabble about, like many Indie authors tend to. (Fairytale-ish fantasy and steampunk are some favorites of mine.)

I’m also a bookworm (click for my book blog!). Though I limit my book-ramblings on Reveries. I stopped reviewing and book-talking here a while back.

There’s not much more you need to know about me going into reading my blog other than the fact that I am indeed crazy (which will help you understand my process).

Check out my Frequently Asked Questions.

For you stalkers …

|Who Am I?|


Simply put, I’m Kell!

I live on a ranch in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains with my parents, two little brotherscat (Sparrow, my loyal reading companion who likes to sit on my face), faithful border collies (spunky Aubrey and ridiculous Riley), conceited beta-fish (Zill – short for Godzilla), and assorted cows and chickens. I want a horse. I don’t have one.

I’m a Christian, an American, a country girl, a homeschooler (senior year! Whoohoo!), and a Conservative Republican. I love nature, especially animals which were so beautifully made by God (horses, cats, and border collies are my favorites).

My favorite subject is history.

I love good books (or … books in general, haha) and entertaining movies, TV shows, and cartoons (especially older ones).

I love playing competitive sports, especially soccer and basketball.

My favorite color is pink. Red is a strong second. Along with black, white, and green (as a combo).

My bestie, Gidget. 03/30/2012-11/09/2017

I work as an office assistant part-time at a gymnastics academy.

I play the clarinet and saxophone and pretend I’m learning guitar and piano.

I’m an ISTP. (I’m a little obsessed with MBTI.)

|About My Writing|

In January 2016, I published my first book, The Dressmaker’s Secret. Since then, I’ve really started taking my authoring seriously. However, my writing journey began when I was only about seven years old.

I remember carefully penning my first story, Kicky the Dolphin, around that age. It was the story of a young dolphin (who knew?) who got lost from his ‘pack.’ Eventually Kicky found his family, which included his helping-get-first-breath-of-air-mother (I can only assume I thought this was some sort of a dolphin midwife).

Around that time, I began writing poems. I have a notebook full of rhymes. I’m still writing poetry, though I like to think I’ve improved a lot since I was seven.

After Kicky the Dolphin came several stories about orphans who had dogs and girls who had horses. Finally, in 2012, Midnight and Twilight. This 9,000 word story of two wild Mustangs battling in Nevada was the longest book I’d ever written, and I was a very proud eleven-year-old.

After Midnight and Twilight, I wrote my first story that didn’t involve animals. I never really named it (I called it “Untitled Work 3” because I didn’t want to admit that I only had one untitled work).

It was a romance about a college-bound girl named Gretchen Strauss, her secret crush Alan Tappet, her adopted sister Ruby Farjon, and Colin Clamstock, the handsome city boy who attempted to steal her heart away. I placed it in the year 1910 and included automobiles and old-fashioned dresses.

The story got ditched, needless to say, but the characters remained in one form or another, and I still have plans to write a series of novels about them.


After this came a complicated series of novels about these characters. The Heirs of the Trunk was the sequel to “Untitled Work 3.” I’m actually kind of proud of it. For twelve-year-old with no formal writing instruction, it was impressive…ish.

After about a year scribbling down ideas for a story about essentially every character existing or mentioned in Heirs, I decided to start with a story about Gretchen’s mother, The Dressmaker’s Secret. (Although, of course, the plot has changed significantly since I first got the idea!)

Since I wrote TDS in 2014 for National Novel Writing Monthmy life has changed in big ways. When I published, I decided I wanted to be a writer for the rest of my life … and I still intend to be.

To find out more about me, follow my blog (see the sidebar) or contact me at kellynroth@gmail.com. I can also be found on my website, Facebook, TwitterGoodreadsAmazon, and several other social media sites.

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~Kellyn Roth~


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      1. Oh, just random facts about yourself!
        For example; I hate icecream.
        (which is a crazy example, ’cause who hates icecream, lol!?)

        Anyways, random factoids are always fun to read!

  1. Heh heh, I love your new pic! So cute! 😉

    (I don’t know if ive ever told you this, but sometimes your smile kinda reminds me of Vivian leigh’s smile)
    ((the girl who plays scarlett in GWTW, in case I said the wrong actor 😉 )

    1. Yeah, I came up with it. No, it wasn’t one of mom’s ideas. She’s to blame for many things in my life (SHE KILLED HAZEL!!! 😦 😥 ) but not for naming my blog. XD

        1. She’s a character from The Dressmaker’s Secret. Who I adore. MY PRECIOUS MELLY-ELSIE-CROSS!!!! She is a lot like Melly Wilkes, come to think of it. Even her husband is kind of like Melly’s husband, only less … wishy-washy and weak and lost in the past. And then Hazel’s so gentle and understanding even when everyone’s KIND OF BEEN LYING TO HER like Elsie Dinsmore.

          And I created her before I read GWTW or the Elsie Dinsmore books … I swear!

          And … that was a lot of ranting for a simple question. 😉

  2. Wow … you really changed it this time! Not sure how I feel about it yet; it’s just really different! ;D

          1. Ok, well I’m on the NaNoWrimo YWP. I’m Esther E. And I’m Isabelle r Taylor on Camp NaNoWrimo, I messaged you on there.

    1. Cool! If you ever do, let me know what you think of it. I don’t mind a little constructive negativity, either, so if you don’t like it (it’s just not your thing or whatever), well, that’s great, too! 😀

  3. Wow! such interesting stuff Kellyn! and I think we are very much alike, I also like reading and writing, and I play piano and guitar(and violin) and I like Casting Crowns, Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood. and Steven Curtis Chapman and Imagine Dragons

  4. Can I ask a question? How do you make the Categories part into neat little lines of writing with different sizes like the one you have? Because I really like effect and I’m a bit useless at that sort of thing… 😉 Thank you!

  5. Hey, this doesn’t go here, but your the only NaNoer I have outside contact with (I think).

    Could you tell NaNo that Diz/Lucy/Rose is extremely displeased with the new under 13 rule and how disappointed she is with that little morsel of info the mods forgot to mention?

    1. Oh my gosh, yes, I just heard about that! Unbelievable. I can’t believe they didn’t tell us! Wow. 😦 I’ll definitely spread it around. Anything in particular you want me to say?

      1. Hmmm…..If you could tell the LWLOF club cool they are. Tell NaNo I’ll have my “NaNo homecoming” next January (when I turn 13)

        And I think CentaurCat, Lori, Sweet Pony, (maybe) Juliet Montague are under 13.

        Just tell NaNo how much they all mean to me. Mention that NaNo can be a lifesaver for some people, and is already safely moderated.

        I’d anything happens to me, You can be the middlegirl between me and NaNo

  6. So, I have some messages for some NaNo pals. They’re all on LWLOF, if it helps.

    Socks~Hey Socks! You’ve probobaly seen this, but have a lookity at what I’ve found: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mk7XDsvZGxs It doesn’t have any Fraggles, but it’s still pretty cool.
    CP~I watched the first episode of Pokémon and read the beginning of Pokémon Manga. And…I chose you, Manga!
    CP/Socks~”The Adventures of Calliope and Wala” are becoming a thing.
    Celistial Ink(Luna)~You read Muse Magazine, right? some early issues have fallen into my possession (as in, 1990s) and it’s pretty cool, but kinda weird. Who was your favorite muse?
    LWLOF~Mygla didn’t go well. Maybe next year.

  7. Hello,
    Greetings from Shivam Bhotika,
    One of my friends referred your blog and I bless him for doing that. Your stuff is class apart and I hope some day we can collaborate
    Would love if you could just visit my little blog .
    Thank you

        1. I’ve been trying to save them, but I keep forgetting to do this … and I can’t get on the computer I normally save posts where I’ve been tagged on … so chances are I’m going to forget about this one unless I remember until … next Monday? Seriously!? XD

  8. Your article- 3 Things Northanger Abbey Can Teach Writers- is up on my blog! Sorry it’s taken this long. Would you still be interested in a guest post from me? Please let me know and if so, let’s get in touch again 🙂

  9. It’s always a great thing to find another writing blog run by someone whose interests are so like mine! Your blog is beautiful, and I can’t wait to read more of your writing 😀

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