I’m gonna list a lot of reasons to live in this post and I strongly encourage you to do the same. Whether you list some of your reasons in the comments, journal a list, or make your own blog post, never forget to take a moment and adore the tiny things.

Life is big but it takes a lot of little things to make it so. ♥



Eight O’Clock coffee at my grandparents house in North Carolina while I read my Bible at the counter top.

Singing to music, whether the music is silly or makes me cry.

My family gives reallyyy good hugs.

My mom going on adventures with me.

My chief karate instructor being super excited for my newest novel.

ANIMALS. My animals, other animals, just… AHH.

Late night conversations with friends are the bestest.


Challenges and goals. They make life interesting.

Weird surprises that make you gasp (like finding out one band shut down but started another!).

New song releases.

Seeing happy dogs while out in town. 

Funnel cakes during festival seasons.

Bringing a smile to a stranger’s face in the store.

To learn to do something new.

To see another sunset and another sunrise.

Saving the turtles who wander into the road.

Laughing over silly things till your stomach hurts.

Late night conversations with the stars.

Swimming in the summertime.

Making snow ice cream in the winter.

Driving down dusty roads.

Taking photos.

Learning new things and finding new hobbies.

Beautiful artwork.

Fields of flowers.

Going to Sonic for ice cream with my siblings and blasting music we barely know the lyrics to.

Meeting new people that will change your world.

Watching people be HAPPY and being happy with them.

Movie nights, alone or with friends.

Facing fears. (Or, in my case, facing frogs.)

Bonfires and s’mores.

Swinging on a swing set.

Buying gifts for people.

Praying for the souls who need God.

Being set free from myself by the Gospel of Jesus.



In the end… there are so many reasons to live. Maybe they seem big, maybe they seem small, but in truth, the very fact we are alive and breathing… We have a soul… a mind… a heart… we have a reason to live and that is because we exist in the first place. God breathed air into our lungs and put us together in our mother’s womb. That’s enough to keep going. God loved us from the start, that’s a gift, and there’s beauty in the path that follows.

So don’t give up. Even if you feel alone, insignificant, or rejected. Maybe you feel like a burden or that maybe no one knows your pain, or your pain is nothing “compared” to someone else’s pain… No reason we could make up in our head is a good reason to end our own life.

So own your dash. Own your semi colon. Own your reasons to live. Seek them out. There are countless testimonies of precious lives who almost chose suicide… and by a miracle, they didn’t, and didn’t regret choosing life. You won’t regret living. If you’re not sure where to start, talk to a friend, a family member, a pastor, or contact a suicide hotline. You’re loved and you are worth the fight. Never be ashamed to seek help.

Big thanks to Faith Potts and Kaitlyn Krispense for publishing their novels that deal with the topic of suicide. Check their blogs out and give them some love. They started this #13RW tour and it’s been incredible.

Also, for those struggling, I have a short story for you. ♥ Homeward is right here for you.

God bless and I am always here,





Realm Makers 2019 was the best five days of my life. I don’t say this lightly. I waited three years to go to this writing conference and God’s timing was absolutely perfect. In short, I met old writer friends, I met new writer friends, learned intense writing lessons, and stayed humble by getting lost in a hotel a few times.

This post will be the long version of the trip, however, full of details and excitement and photos and maybe even some tears. This won’t be the only RM post I do, though. I’ll also be posting: “Why I Chose Indie Publishing” and “Tips For Realm Makers Newbies (From a Newbie)”. Be on the look out! But for now, brace yourself for pictures.





We arrived at the hotel on Wednesday and the chaos erupted immediately after. The good kind of chaos, of course, but chaos nonetheless. I met a few friends straight off that day, chatted, and helped fill swag bags (met old and new friends doing that, as well!). A busy day, overall. This is also the night I spent making a one-sheet for The Divided Nation. I was told to “go for it” and promptly had it ready in case I was able to pitch or chat with an agent.

Now is a great time to say… the people at Realm Makers are some of the kindest people ever. Immediately upon entering the lobby, people chatted with me, introduced themselves, and as the night ended, I’d already made new friends and learned tidbits of publishing info.

Faith Thompson! ♥ 

Millie Florence!


New friends! *heart eyes*


The first day of the con! Insanity, new things, laughter, oh, my!

At 9 AM, I went to the pre-conference workshop with Robert Liparulo. This was a huge God gift… I didn’t register for this class, but upon asking about it on Facebook a few days before the con, someone gave me their ticket. So big thanks to Scott for his transfer–this class was a God given gift that I soo needed!

Lindsay A. Franklin

In short, I’m publishing The Divided Nation this August and it is book 1 in The Infidel Books. I loved the information in the class and the confirmation that, yes, I’m actually doing it all well–I’m not missing gaps in my marketing style or in my writing outlines. But this session was so much more for me. I immediately “clicked” with Robert and that session gave my heart a huge hug.

I also went to Brent Weeks’ opening keynote speech and it was fantastic! What an inspiring testimony.

I did get a pitch appointment with one of the agents but it wasn’t a pitch as much as I wanted to hear the “way of the trad” and such. The agent loved my book idea, hopes to hear from me in the future, and was super lovely. About this time, I decided I love Indie, but I will probably pursue traditional publishing for a fantasy novel or a MG.

In a recap: a giant first day and it all blurred but in a good way. I met great friends and met new friends.



Once the welcome and announcements was over, I went to the first session in Bryan Davis’ Teen track. After this, I was going to Ninja Editing but I didn’t really need it after I joined a few minutes, so I went to Technically Speaking by Ronie Kendig. Honestly, this class wasn’t helpful, either, since I knew what she was talking about and didn’t struggle with it, but I didn’t feel I needed the other two class options so I stayed put.

RJ! ♥

After lunch, I went to the “How to really sell books” panel. It wasn’t super helpful, but in the best way–I knew all they talked about, ha! Sooo relieved I’m actually not near as bad at marketing and advertising as I thought I was. During this class, I scrambled to write a paragraph assignment for the next session with Bryan Davis.

After that, it was back to Teen Track. Teen Track wasn’t just limited to teens–some adults enjoyed the class, as well. If you’re wondering how that assignment went… It went well. A few of us teens finished our assignment, inspired by one of the six photo prompts he offered, and even fewer of us read our paragraph aloud. Read it aloud. In front of the whole room. On his microphone. And it was recorded.  Are you freaking out?

SO basically, I knew I had to say my paragraph aloud, I just had to. I’m not a public speaker. I’m a terrible reader and rarely read aloud unless it is just me and my nieces. But I did it, y’all. I wrote my best paragraph, prayed that God would help me, and did it. Was my heart hammering like a thousand horses stampeding in my chest after? Yep. But I didn’t stutter or stumble. In fact, I’d rewritten it so many times, I fixed a few sentences I’d missed without ever stumbling! Bryan Davis said we all did very well. Later, I had one girl say she wanted to know more about my story. For those interested, my paragraph started with: “The screaming demon hasn’t gone silent in 2,000 years, but I can’t hear him.”

After Teen Track, I spent some time and money (ha) in the vendor hall. But the night wasn’t over. I got in line to meet Brent Weeks and Terry Brooks with Josh Chadd and had a blast talking with him (he read my short story prequel, Emmanuel, and loved it. *cries*), and when Jaye L. Knight entered the line, too… So much happiness, y’all. She’s a big inspiration now–I’d seen her around but now… GAH.





Josh Chadd!

The awards dinner was EPIC. I mean, c’mon, a room full of writers, most in costume? It was fabulous. I can hardly find words to describe the experience but it was beautiful. I chatted with friends, took pictures with as many people as I could grab, and even got compliments on my Mad Hatter cosplay. I’ll skip the words here and just overload you with photos…

(still adore Jaye’s Daryl costume. Ahh.)

























































And finally…. who would win?

(Cap says it was an even match…)


And what happens when Ed and Mad meet up? (I’ll leave you guessing, but no, we did not set the hotel on fire.)

This night ended too soon, but all nights must dwindle into dark, and the morning always holds a new, better surprise.



“I’ve had three strawberries and a rice krispie treat,” Basically describes my day, as far as taking care of myself goes, but I made it after my cup of coffee. I also got lost in the hotel again, but alas. I digress. I reached the announcements room and adored the Q&A with Brent Weeks and Terry Brooks. Not only were they insightful and inspiring, but there’s nothing better than getting a good laugh in before 10 AM!

Afterwards, I rushed to Teen Track, rather sad it was the last day for this, because Bryan Davis outdid himself. A class isn’t complete without clips of LOTR and Les Mis, OK? I had the absolute pleasure of fangirling over The Patriot with him, as well. (Faith Thompson and I got SO many kicks out of the Track, though, y’all.)

I really enjoyed the World Building class with Jill Williamson! She is super sweet and the class was informative. It got me very excited to start my fantasy novel.

I finally picked my last class–the Grittier than PG-13 Writing and the Christian Author panel! I was pretty pumped and didn’t even know who was on the panel. I was pleasantly surprised by CW Briar, Robert Liparulo, Terry Brooks, Brent Weeks, and a couple others I forget the names of. It was great, y’all. I write a lot of PG-13 fiction and I… honestly struggle with my audience. Lots of my friends despite “unclean” fiction. I respect their opinions but I know God is leading me to write differently. So this panel was a GODSEND!

After the panel, I spoke again with Robert, asking if it was possible to market a book with Christian themes to a general market, and he had some really great thoughts on the topic. Of course, upon coming home, this is one thing Satan’s really been attacking me with. But I’ll stand fast. We all have a story to tell and nothing can stop us if God’s on our side.

I missed the closing keynote with Brent Weeks but I’m not too bummed–Mom was feeling well enough to come browse the vendor hall with me! We had a great time, took some pictures, and when she headed up, I came down again to purchase more books. I met more friends and had sooo much fun chatting.



I didn’t get to the post-con but I intend to purchase the audio. We got home safe and sound. I was still on cloud 9 most of the day but life has a tendency to really kick back, haha.

BOOK HAUL! I only brought Night Angel with me to get signed… everything else was purchased/gifted at RM… 😀

Goodbye St. Louis…



Faith: An author says “dark” and Angela goes *flails*

Me: … true


Bryan Davis *paraphrased*: Make your reader say, “Wow, that’s a bad government, I wish someone would do something about it.”

Faith: *side eyes me*

Me: don’t


Noah: I think you’re over-analyzing book covers.
Me: so be it




Millie: How was Brian [McBride’s] book?

Me: YOU HAVE TO READ IT *fangirling ensues*


Hannah Heath *paraphrased*: and so the assassin has to go kill the big bad guy





I really hope you enjoyed this post because it won’t be the last RM post and I got a bit teary-eyed putting this one together… I was sooo blessed to meet friends, old and new, learn incredible lessons, and pray for others during my stay at RM. It was unlike any other life experience. I’m so grateful.

God bless,





The chaos of life is upped to max amount of amazingness because I AM GOING TO REALM MAKERS! 

While I finish packing and take a break from social media (except when I share photos to my Insta/Facebook)… I HAVE MORE NEWS.

You can sign up for an ARC of The Divided Nation

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I would SO appreciate if you signed up, and if you can, share the word? 🙂

Here’s the blurb…




The United States has fallen. Three years after the 2024 presidential election and the declaration of martial law, the nation is at war against itself. Gangs battle, civilians struggle for survival, and the United Nations’ officials thrive. West, the heir of the most powerful ganglord in the country, refuses to continue the family legacy. But, in order to defeat his father, West must become him.

One of the last remaining townships in America, Springtown fights to survive the nation’s destruction. The town begins an alliance with gangsters Nate Savage and Simon Bucks in exchange for town supplies. When the town leader’s daughter, Rene’, is kidnapped by an unknown rival, Nate and Simon risk it all to save her and the town they now hold so dear. But without help from West, their mission will fail.

Told in multiple bold, abrasive narratives, THE DIVIDED NATION steps into a future where brotherhood bonds must be stronger than iron to survive a broken world, and faith without courage is dust in the wind.







God bless and I hope you enjoy TDN if you signed up. 😉




Ahem. Today’s the surprise blog party bash for my dear friend, amazing author, cool coach–ringin’ any bells?–KELLYN ROTH! She has no idea about this. It isn’t adjoined to her undergoing Kees & Colliers blog tour (which you should totally go check out). This is just a bunch of people showing their love and respect because Kelly deserves a nice lil’ surprise.

Basically, we compiled a bunch of letters and notes, and I’ll be sharing those shortly. But first… Kell…


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*shudders* There’s your Jane Austen GIF. 😛




Dear Kelly,

Sometimes I will start a sentence and I don’t even know where it’s going. But you finish those sentences. You, my beautiful friend, are the Dwight to my Michael. (Only you’re prettier. And we’re women.) No matter the weather, you’re there for it all, and I thank you. Thank you for our talks about Jesus. Thanks for the rants and rambles about fiction and life and everything in between. Thank you for the laughs. Thank you for your support.

I could give a pretty long list of why you’re awesome but I’ll list 3 reasons. 1.) You’re God’s kiddo. 2.) You’re my friend. 3.) You’re a redhead. Just kidding, that’s not reason 3. Reason 3 is because you promised me Harrington. Haha.

I love you, girl. God’s with you through it all and I’m honored to be a part of your life.


Angie Watts



You’re the first indie teen I read a book by, you made me realize I could write. I remember reading the last page of The Dressmaker’s Secret and swiping to your bio . . . I was shocked when I saw that a girl my age had written it, yeah, I still haven’t finished writing a book but I will. Thanks for the encouragement and support as well as the late night sprints!

I’ve been scarce since I left The Young Writer’s Workshop and we haven’t talked much but your blog posts are as good as ever if not better. Yeah, I’m totally writing this too late . . . I still hope you like the letter, night!



Dear Kellyn,

Surprise! It has been a while since you have heard from me. This time I am the one writing you a letter (Shiv says hi to Jordy!).  I have always admired your writing and your determination. Your characters are always so real!




Hey Kell,

I remember first meeting you on the Young Writers Workshop. You’ve definitely come a way since then. I know it’s hard being an indie author in your genre, but keep fighting, okay? You rock, and I know I’ll be seeing you around on the web.




Dear Kell,

“Yes, I know Kellyn Roth.” This is the first sentence I remember hearing about you years ago, by one author to another. When you later joined The Chatter Box, I was blessed to begin that getting-to-know-you process for myself. I’d love to share three ways knowing you has blessed me. 

You’re dedicated. In every area of life I’ve seen—writing, editing, publishing, your walk with God, business, and more—you don’t just get ideas, you act on them, and when you have a goal, you pursue it. What an inspiring example. 

You’re positive. Wow. Your joyful attitude is such a blessing. In every circumstance, you give thanks – and in so doing, you accomplish God’s will for your life (1 Thess. 5:18). 

You’re humble. You’re honest about your weak points (no need to hide you’re human!) without being self-deprecating. You’re willing to learn and not afraid to ask questions! And so you’re able to receive God’s grace. 

There’s much more, but these are just a few areas where I see Christ especially strongly in you. Keep seeking first God’s kingdom, and I promise (God promises!) all other things shall be added for you. And today I’m so blessed to be able to say for myself, “I know Kellyn Roth.”

Blessings to you!

Erika Mathews 


Hiya Kell!
If I were to play a game of describing every fellow artist I know, the first word that’d come to mind for you would be “inspiring.” Because it’s true. Ever since we came across each other on the YWP NaNoWriMo forums, and then later online (which was, truly, a miracle in itself!), you’ve been such an amazing inspiration to me. And no doubt many of the other young writers you know feel the same way. True thought is in every blog post, every beautiful story you write for us and for God. You’re a part that can never be replaced in our community. 🙂

 Wishing you the best in every blessing,

 ~ Merie


Dear Kell,

Keep blogging and writing books! They’re encouraging and inspiring to so many people in the blogosphere and indie author world around you!! I love reading your posts with your perspective on different topics… they always make me think! (I also love reading your ranty reviews on Goodreads! 😝) I think you were one of the people who inspired me to start writing my own books. Before 2018, I had no idea teen girls around my age even wrote books!! It’s pretty fun. Anyway, never forget the gifts God has given you. 



Dear Kellyn,

I don’t have much to say except thank you. Thanks for being a homeschooled, historical fiction indie author friend. I love reading your books, yes, but I value your friendship and helpful blog posts even more. Keep growing in the Lord!

Hanna Kraft



We don’t know each other well, but I just wanted to give you a shout-out for your amazing cover design! You’re an inspiration to indie authors and freelance cover designers alike!

~Kaitlyn Krispense


Dear Kell,


I hope you know that I love you SO much. Like CRAZY much. Even though sometimes I don’t see you for long long stretches of time, you’re one of my bestest buddies and I appreciate you for all that you do.

You’re a seriously inspiring person⁠⁠—competent, organized, and wicked creative. I don’t know how you get everything done that you do (writing buttloads of awesome books, running multiple blogs and social media accounts, running A LEGIT BUSINESS, TEACHING CLASSES, having ANOTHER JOB on the side, AND MORE?!?!??), but my current theory is it’s some sort of blood magic.

Thank you for being you, for sticking to your values, and for being an awesome friend.

I hope your summer’s going good!!!!!





Dear Kellyn,

I could say a lot of things. I could say thank you for your determination to make it into the publishing world (which you have done, considerably well), that I admire your blog posts and your books and you, that your puppies are ADORABLE, that it’s crazy to think how you’re juggling teaching and a business and writing and another job when the rest of us are still struggling with algebra—- and all of that woulda been true. 

But for today, the person I wanna acknowledge is Kell. Not the author, or teacher, or business professional persay, just Kell the person. Y’know, the one that’s not afraid to speak her mind, or stand up for something she believes in. The one that enjoys a good romance. The one that likes pink but doesn’t consider herself that much of a girly girl (what a weird label anyhow). The one that’s struggling. And going through a lot. And having hard times at times. And hasn’t let life crush her- yet. This turned out surprisingly dark but you know what I’m trying to say. XD Thank you for being you. 

That’s… that’s all I got. 



Hi Kell,

When I first heard about you I thought, wow that is a weird name, then as I got to know you a little bit better(mostly through blog tours and your instagram) I’’ve seen that you are also a really cool person and an interesting writer. My first thought however remains, you have an interesting name.



Hi Kellyn,

You’re pretty amazing, you know that? I watch from afar as you start businesses and publish books and mentor writers — including me. Thanks for helping with my random, frantic indie publishing questions and for being an amazing formatter.

Truly. You were an answer to so many prayers when it came to publishing my first book. 🙂

I know you are a valued member of YWW, and have helped so many young writers more than you think. Keep being such an amazing friend, writer, and encourager. Thanks for sharing your wisdom with the rest of us.

In Christ,



Dear Kellyn,

You, my adorable friend, are a flash of fireworks in a dark night, a rainbow amongst clouds, and a highlight in my online life!  When I first joined the social media a few years ago, I couldn’t have anticipated all the amazing people I would meet . . . and you were one of them.  I love your hilarious sense of humor (you never fail to make me laugh!) and your down to earth positivity. You are a constant bright spot, no matter where you are shining.  You are strong, funny, quirky, and one of a kind. Thank you for all the thoughtful conversations, all the laughter, and all the gifs. The Thanksgiving / Christmas wars would have certainly never been the same without you!  *wink* Congratulations on the incredible journey you have had so far and best wishes on all that is ahead for you. I’m so proud of the wonderful Christian young woman that you are. May His perfect path be clear to you always!  I praise God for the blessing of Kellyn Roth.

Love, Allison Tebo


Hey Kellyn,

When I first heard that there were Christian fiction authors, I actually found you through Angela Watts and from there; starting following your journey writing and encouraging other writers. I just wanted to thank you for your encouraging words and helping me understand that Christian fiction and historical fiction are more than just “boring.”

Thanks to you, I’ve started taking my own writing seriously and even if that isn’t what I do for a living, I know that I can create a book that speaks to people.

Thank you so much,

Joshua Reid 


Hey Kellyn, 

You, girl, are awesome.  I don’t know how you do it — working, writing A LOT, running a business complete with contractors, and being that epic all at once…when most folks your age are walking with knocking knees to their first college classes or trying to figure out where they’re going in life.  You know that’s right (cue Burton Guster/Dule Hill voice). When I first “met” you, albeit only online, I was amazed to find out that you weren’t even a high school graduate yet, since you seemed so mature and professional.  You’re an inspiration, not only to your readers, but to your community and the online writing community (communities?) as well. Watching you do your thing on the interwebs is always pretty awesome and inspiring — I hope you know how special and influential you are, just by being you, because that’s pretty fantastic.  

Keep the faith and keep being you! 🙂 

Michaela Bush 



We’ve never met, and the most interaction we’ve had is through comments on your blog and social media. But I still remember when I first heard of your existence. 

I was sitting in a choir practices and the lady next to me turned to me. She knew I was an avid reader (book lovers, unite!) and was telling me about the surprisingly good book she had read by a young author that she thought I would love. it was the first Chronicles of Alice and Ivy book, and she was amazed by it. She told she only picked it up because a homeschooler wrote it, and she didn’t even know homeschoolers could write. 

Not knowing I was a homeschool graduate, I sat and listened (trying not to laugh) at her explanations about homeschooling and how you had broken all of the molds she had concocted in her mind about it. 

And that sent me on a quest to discover who this girl was. And I found your books, and I found your blog, and I have been blessed and encouraged by both. 

Kellyn, I love the way you deal with tough issues, and you don’t shy away from them. Your blog has more than once encouraged me when I am struggling. Your books are ones I turn to when I need the comfort of old friends. And, more than that, your writing always point me towards Christ as the ultimate answer, and I have been thankful for it.

Please, continue to share your writing with the world. We need more of what you have to offer the world, more of the beauty you see and capture in the black and white words that you put down onto paper. We need more of your fearlessness to tackle the issues that people tend to ignore, and to bring clarity and light to them. 

Thank you, for being such a fearless, bold writer. 

With Joy,

Kaitlyn S. 


Dear Kell, 

I can’t even quite remember how we first met – it must have been on Goodreads somehow – but it feels like I’ve known you my entire blogging life (which is a mere two years haha) or that our getting to know each other was so slow and easy that the line between not knowing and being friends has been blurred to indistinguishable. (<< wow what a sentence

Anyhow I’m so incredibly blessed and honored and happy to know you. You inspire me so much. You’re so real – like you don’t put on airs – and so accomplished and almost superhuman at the same time that I just … both look up to you and yet don’t feel like I do? Does that make sense? Maybe not. Moving on …

Some favorite memories :


  • Signing up for review copies of your books for the first time without knowing what they were about (?!) and being skeptical when I saw their premise
  • But being totally sucked in and ridiculously impressed and 100% convinced of your skills
  • You joining us for the journey of TGMSH even though it’s been slacking a lot haha. I’m just so honored to have you on as consultant with all your experience
  • Fighting over Little Women 😑 
  • Your post about why experienced bloggers should be nice to new bloggers
  • Seeing Reveries & Co. grow from scratch (#proud)
  • My dad complimenting you without knowing who you are bc I told him about Reveries & Co. being started by a 17 yo and he was just, wow this girl is so entrepreneurial (that’s the right word, right??)  and I was like 👍
  • Being in the same cabin for two camp nanos



Anyway. Just want to say it’s a pleasure to be your friend and here’s to many more years of knowing each other. May God continue to bless you, dear girl. 




Hey Kellyn! 

I’ll be honest, all I can think of to tell you is this: Just immerse yourself in the Word and pray. 

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! 5 Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.

  • Philippians 4:4-8

(Here’s a few others too: Proverbs 3:5-6 / Psalm 139:23-24 / 1 Peter 5:6-9)

I’ll be praying for you,

Hannah K


Dear Kellyn,

You were the first ever teen author that I encountered. Before that, I didn’t even realise that people could pursue their writing dreams from a young age. Thank you so much for being such an inspiration to me with your books, your awesome blog posts, and your life in general. God’s going to bless you for everything you’ve done and for everything you will do. 

Keep making people smile!


Medomfo xxx


Dear Kellyn,

It’s been such a joy to work with you and develop a friendship over the time we’ve known each other. You are such a talented and creative young lady and I’m proud to call you friend! May God so richly bless you this year and every coming year. Hugs and happiest of birthdays to you, girlie! Oh, and welcome to the 18 Club.  


Sarah Grace Grzy


Dear Kellyn, 

Even though we have hardly had any interaction with each other, I have really enjoyed reading your blog and seeing your love for Jesus shine through your blog and your writing. I have enjoyed the few times that we have talked. You have also inspired me a lot since you were one the first teen writers I meet when I joined Goodreads 2 years ago. I cannot wait to see how God uses you next in your life. I hope you continue to be bold and blog what God puts on your heart because you are not only an encouragement to those around you but also a great inspiration for others to be bold. 

Thank you for everything that you do and I pray you continue to be a light in this dark world! 

In Christ, 

Abigail Harder




Overall, Kell, thank you. Not to go into memory lane or get nostalgic on social media, girl, but… Thanks for putting up with me. Thanks for trudging through the painful writing snippets I throw at you. Thanks for the hard days, when we’re both human but that’s OK because being human is still good (despite #emotions. JUST KIDDING). ♥ I’ll skip the emotions for now and end with–one day we’ll get together and watch The Office together.


God bless,



I am going to Realm Makers this month! I’m so excited, God is SO good, and I’m starting to realize how REAL it is. I’m going to meet so many fantastic friends, y’all! I’d appreciate prayers for my family and I as we prepare and travel and everything. ♥

But in order to buy books from friends there… I need to save up some more. So I’m doing an announcement for my writing services!

Do you have a small project that you need edited before the 17th? Do you want a first 10 page edit? Need blurb help or a consultation? I’m 100% open to chatting, planning, and scheduling before the conference. You can find pricing and testimonials here:

This is a first come, first serve opportunity! If you’re interested, any little job helps and I will give your project my all. If you don’t have a project, feel free to share the news! I’ll close July commissions down once I’m booked. Thanks!

I’d love to work with you!

God bless,