And what topic is that?
It's my friend, Keli Gwyn.
In the end, I've decided to just list all the words that come to mind when I think of Keli, knowing that individually and put all together, they don't do this lady justice.
19. Emotional (In a good way!)
The list could go on and on...
Recently Keli blogged on Seekerville about "The Seekerville Effect" about how encountering the Seekers on line and in real life was such a positive and memorable experience to so many. In the comments, someone mentioned how there could also be a "Keli Effect" and I wholeheartedly agree. Anyone who knows Keli, whether online or in real life, is forever changed and charmed by her friendly, generous, beautiful nature.
Whether it is promoting other authors' work, celebrating their awards, milestones, and successes, helping newbies navigate the world of publishing or blogging with Wordpress, (wink!) or battling health issues with courage and determination, Keli brings a grace and friendliness that I wish I could aspire to.
She is a true friend.
And this month, a long-time dream of hers came true. Her debut novel hit bookstore shelves across the nation. I had the privilege of reading A Bride Opens Shop in El Dorado, California, and it was my honor to endorse it. I've rarely read a book with snappier dialogue.
Here's a little bit about the book:
An ever-resourceful widow, Elenora Watkins arrives in El Dorado ready to go into partnership with Miles Rutledge. When he refuses, Elenora becomes the competition across the street. Is this town big enough for the two of them? Miles can't help but stick his well-polished boot in his mouth whenever he comes face-to-face with Elenora. Can he find a way to win her heart while destroying her business? Miles's mother, Maude, is bent on Elenora becoming her new daughter-in-law while Elenora's daughter, Tildy, thinks Miles would make a perfect papa. How far will these meddlers go to unite this enterprising pair?
A Bride Opens Shop in El Dorado, California is a Christian historical romance novel.
In an effort to show Keli the tremendous impact she has had on the Christian Fiction blogging community of writers and readers I'd love for you to add in the comment section to my list of words that describe Keli...If Keli has touched your life in some way, let her know!