Who I Am and Why I Do What I Do by Lisa A. Kelley

 

A big thank you to Cozy Cat Chronicles for                                                                                                                                               inviting me. I consider it an honor to be here.4995372-32995302_20-v1.jpga

 

My name is Lisa A. Kelley and I’m a cozy mystery book reviewer and blogger. My blog is Lisa Ks Book Reviews. I’m a major animal lover and never remember life without at least one dog being in it. I love everything that has to do with cupcakes. I also love to take a day and just go out and take random photos. I’ve been slacking on that however since I started my blog. 

 

Ah yes, my blog. How it got started: About 4 years ago I went through a very long reading dry spell – over a year long. My sister, who is also a big reader, couldn’t stand seeing me not reading. So, she handed me a cozy mystery about a cupcake bakery and told me to give it a try. What did I have to lose? Oh. My. Goodness! I was in love with that book! I went back and read everything the author wrote. Cozy mysteries were now coursing through my blood. 

 

Next came the joy of discovering new authors. The more I read those wonderful books/series, the more I wanted to know about the authors. So I got online and started looking and researching. And thank you Facebook, I started interacting with the authors and learning so much about them.

 

One important thing I learned was how crucial it is to write a review. Authors count on reviews (good ones) to help them keep writing. Those numbers and the pre-order and first week sales mean everything to authors, their publishers, and us readers, if we want to see the books/series we love continue.

 

I started writing reviews for everything I read and posted them on Amazon. The only place I knew of at the time, but now I post to at least six different sites, not counting my blog. But when I wasn’t reading or writing a review, I found myself bored. I’m on disability, so I’m home all the time. I thought there must be more I could do.

 

July 3, 2013, I started my blog. My first review was posted and I actually got a comment on it from a reader! A reader who to this day, still follows my blog and I’m happy to call friend.

 

Then I interviewed my first author. Then I did my first giveaway. Then an author approached me asking to be on my blog! Wow, I was stunned. And now just over two years later, I feel like I’ve been doing this all my life. Like I was born to do it.

 

Now, it’s my mission in life (Dramatic sounding I know), to do whatever I can to help cozy mystery authors get the word out about their books, to help readers like myself to find new and wonderful titles, and to just continue having a grand time with the wonderful readers and authors I have come to know.

 

I’m looking forward to riding more of this wonderful ride, and I hope you will join me on my journey!                              

 

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  1. Such a lovely post! Your enthusiasm for what you do just leaps off the page – you are obviously passionate about reading cozy mysteries and promoting the authors that write them. Keep up the good work Lisa 🙂

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  2. Lisa, you are so awesome. You are sweet and funny and such an important part of the cozy community. I know that I could not have done what I have done if not for your help and support in promoting my books. I will forever be grateful that we met and you became a part of my life. Great post by the way. Maybe you should be the writer.

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  3. Great post, Lisa, I love it. You are one of the most sincere, funny, helpful and sweet person I know. Thank goodness for your blog, otherwise we would have never met. And I would have missed out on knowing an awesome person.

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  4. Your talents truly shine in your blog and your photography, Lisa. Your good heart and desire to be a positive force in the cozy world are no surprise to me, either. I’m so proud to call you friend.lnslicer2@gmail

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  5. Hi Lisa! Thank you for sharing some of your history with us today. You found your calling and you do it well. I truly appreciate your blog and your reviews!

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  6. Hi Lisa, Great post. As one of my favorite cozy mystery bloggers, it is nce getting to know you better. I’m certain the authors appreciate your blog as much as your readers do.

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