Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Author Spotlight with Kelly Moore

Introducing the Beautiful Kelly Moore

Author of Broken Pieces

Kelly was raised in Mt.Dora, Florida, a true southern girl with a sarcastic wit. Gypsy traveling nurse by day and romantic author by night. Loves all things romantic with a little spice and humor. She loves two characters who overcome their pasts to fall in love and have a happy ending. Wife, mother, grandmother and dog lover. Travels the US in a fifth wheel making memories and friends.

I had the pleasure of interviewing Kelly and learning more about BROKEN PIECES as well her life as a traveling nurse. Thank you Kelly for all that you do. I know for a fact nursing is a very hard, selfless but rewarding career.

Favorite book/Book that inspires you?
My favorite book is actually a series of books.  I love the HACKER Series by Meredith Wild which include HARDWIRE, HARDPRESSED, HARDLINE, HARD LIMIT, and HARD LOVE.  I love the characters she created. They are strong, intelligent and fierce. She created a great love story.

Favorite fictional character.
Acheron in the DARK HUNTER Series by Sherrilyn Kenyon.  Acheron had been grossly abused, but is a character is full of love and loyalty to family and friends.  He loves the unlovable and sees the good in them.  Besides, he is tall dark and handsome.

HUNGER GAMES – Team Peeta or Gale?
While Gale is handsome, I would choose Peeta because of his deep love for Katniss. What can I say I am a fool for love. He would give his life for her. Truly romantic.

Current Read
I have been trying to focus on writing and marketing in between working as an ICU travel nurse, but a fellow author I met on twitter, Tim McBain has pulled me into reading one of his books called AWAKE IN THE DARK.  I read one chapter and was hooked. He paints a picture so well and his character is very funny.  I did finish another book about a month ago called CONFESSIONS.  It wasactually pretty good.  Sweet ending.

Who is a strong woman that inspires you?
This is a difficult question because there are many authors who inspire me, but if I think about my everyday life, I would have to say my mother-in-law. She is a beautiful woman inside and out.
She is one of the only people I can say that truly practices what she preaches. She is so pure in heart. She encourages me even if she may not agree with me. She loves and supports me. I can’t think of anyone else I cherish more than her.

The obvious is reading and writing.  I love to be creative making gifts for people like scrubs, beard oil, soaps anything crafty. Scrapbooking and card making.

If you could spend a day with anyone, living or dead, who would it be?
Robert Redford. I have been in love with him since I was a little girl. I love his philosophy on life. He is a man of good character.

Do you have any hidden talents?
I do. I make my own medications with essential oils and herbs. My children call it my “Voo Doo Brews.”  The laugh at me, but when they are sick they don’t mind taking them.  I can mix stuff up
that will knock a flu or cold right out of you.

Things that you keep at your desk.
Being a traveling nurse, I live in a 5th wheel. I don’t actually have a desk just a kitchen table. But, you will always find pen and paper, a bottle of water and my diffuser. I am usually diffusing something like peppermint to help me stay focused.

How long have you been writing and what initially inspired you to write?
I have carried a composition book as long as I can remember. Initially I wrote to escape a bad childhood. It was my coping mechanism, but it became a passion. I am typically very shy and it took me until last year to even try to publish anything.  I was lucky on my first admission with BROKEN PIECES and the sequel PIECED TOGETHER should be out by next summer.

What is your cure for writers block?
Hiking. My husband and I love to hike in the forest for hours. Sometimes I don’t realize he is even talking to me because a story will start running through my head. For some reason hiking gets the juices flowing.

What motivated you to write BROKEN PIECES?
I am not sure there was a motivating factor other than the story was just in my head and I needed to put it on paper.

How long did it take you to write BROKEN PIECES? 
BROKEN PIECES and PIECED TOGETHER were actually written at the same time. It took me about 5 months to write it.  But it was a year before I got the courage to actual tried to get it published. I wasn’t sure I wanted to share the story.

How did you come up with the title?
That was easy for me. The characters, Brogan and Kyren, were both broken and they needed the pieces of each other to heal.

Can you briefly share with other aspiring writers your publishing process?
I simply sent my manuscript out to Page Publishing. They did all the hard work. Editing was probably the most grueling part.  I am considering self-publishing my third book.  It would give me more control over the cost of my books.  I am doing all the marketing anyway, so it just seems to make sense.

Who designed your cover?
I came up with the idea of what I wanted and Page Publishing design team made it happen.

Are any experiences in your book based on someone you know or events in your own life?
I think each character has a part of us in them. Even though I have tried to convince my daughter that I am not Brogan in my book, there are life experiences in there that mimic mine.

What advice do you have for new writers?
Unfortunately not a lot only because I am new at this too.  I would have to say just don’t give up and don’t stop writing.

His touch is scorching hot and rough, just how I like it. It's just sex. I don't believe in love, but he makes me feel things I have never felt. I want to try. I want to trust him with my secrets, but there is a good chance he will leave. He will see how broken I am. He is what I need to fix the broken pieces of my heart.

At a very young age, violence and secrets forced Brogan to escape the only life she knew. Now a young woman with a good career, she hopes to finally forget her past. She is tormented by demons in her dreams, and it has threatened every sexual relationship she has ever had. Brogan meets Kyren Nolan, a sexy ex-military man. He knows what he wants the minute he meets Brogan. He wants her, and his first meeting with her lands him on the ground. He doesn't take no for an answer. They start a passionate affair that turns into more. He teaches her that a gentle touch can create as much heat between them. They struggle for control. But Kyren has his own scars and secrets. When their pasts collide, will they be able to overcome the broken pieces of both their lives together?

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Oh my goodness that SMILE! This week my hubby and I watched one of my favorite movies which is based on one of my favorite books, PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER. Somehow it was even better than the last time I saw it. So it just seemed right that I use Logan Lerman to model Matt's infectious smile.

"We accept the love we think we deserve." Stephen Chbosky, Perks of Being A Wallflower

You are amazing and deserve the very best. Remember to smile! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful week filled with love & inspiration. XoXo-Cheryl 


  1. Great Interview. It was fun knowing Kelly. And you keep up the good work, Cheryl. You too have a great week. Cheers! :) :)

    1. Thanks so much for your continued support. I look forward to your opinion every week! =) Kelly is really awesome and I look forward to reading her book. Happy Valentine's Day! <3

    2. You are most welcome my friend. Although, i believe you deserve it. And yeah. She is awesome. Happy February to you :) :D

  2. Cheryl, we met through twitter.
    Good interview, and thank you for introducing Author Kelly Moore and her book.

    1. Hi Lakshmi! Thanks so much for your support and for stopping by. I am glad you enjoyed it. Hope you are having an amazing day! Happy Valentine's Day!

  3. I love your blog setup, Your articles are totally interesting and just admire your writing... MuchLove-Jo

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words Jo. I appreciate your support. Hope you will continue to stop by... I post new content every Wednesday- This week is a review of Introducing Charlotte by Charlotte Hains followed by "Visitation Dream" to end the month out.

      Hope you have a wonderful week full of love and inspiration! xoxo-Cheryl