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WELCOME AUTHOR KELLY KLEPFER
Saturday, October 1, 2016 by Patti Shene

TITLE OF BOOK: Out of the Frying Pan

AUTHOR: Michelle Griep and Kelly Klepfer

PUBLISHER: Bling! Romance LPC

GENRE: Romance/Cozy Mystery

SERIES OR STAND ALONE: Stand Alone (for now)

TARGET AGE: 12-102

 

I AM PLEASED TO WELCOME AUTHOR KELLY KLEPFER. KELLY SHARES

WHAT SHE LIKES TO READ AND WHY. 

 

KELLY IS OFFERING A GIVEAWAY OF AN AUTOGRAPHED COPY OF OUT OF THE FRYING PAN. SIMPLY LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW TO ENTER THE DRAWING.

 

Why do you read?

 

Now I suppose on the surface that’s a silly question. Especially on a blog for readers.

 

But, there are reasons we readers need to read. And not everyone is a reader. That’s fine and dandy, because that is probably one of the reasons why a book store is so very satisfying, the quiet reverence, the smells, the nooks and crannies, the books. The glorious books. If everyone was a reader the book store patina would be lost in the mall on Black Friday feel.  

 

Let me share some of the reasons I read. This, by the way, varies depending upon my mood, let’s think mysterious reasons rather than hormonal shall we? I’m also going to throw this out there, diving into someone else’s story, whether real or fictional, gives me a break from my own life. Honestly, whether things are currently difficult or boring, chances are I’m looking for something to immerse myself in.

 

Some days I’m pensive and I really want to read some word candy. Word candy would be those fabulous scenes and settings that come to life. If I can feel the spray of water on my face, or smell the freshly budded lilacs and hear the crickets at dusk, wham! I’m in. Other divine reading moments are the ones with the characters that just crawl under my skin. If I’m experiencing what the heroine experiences I’m going to carry those moments with me far beyond the final closing of the back cover. Give me literary or some of my favorite authors in those moments. There are names on a cover that nearly give me goosebumps because I know I’m going to crawl into that novel like nobody’s business and my husband is going to be eating soup from a can for two or three days.

 

Another book love that comes from my shifting moods is humor. There is nothing more cathartic than being able to chuckle through a story. If the author is gifted enough to throw in some poignant moments that bring tears to my eyes in between the mascara trails from har-har-ing then I’m a fan for life. Three cheers for escapism by giggles.

 

Sometimes I’m in a mood for meat and grit. Give me well-written procedurals. Like cop or lawyer fiction. If I can learn a little bit about something cool while I’m immersed in a story, I just feel smarter, too. Add some page turning suspense and I’m all in. “Sorry, Honey, soups on. Again.”

 

There are genres and types of books I don’t really care for, too. I don’t like the action to eclipse character development. If I don’t care about the characters I’m reading about I’m pretty blase about them being in peril. Yawn. Or another Kryptonite read is purely inspirational novels that pull at heartstrings by design. Again. If my heart isn’t pierced by caring about the characters I feel a little cheated. Unrealistic expectations is another reason I avoid certain reading material. If it feels like a script I’d like to impose on my husband, knowing full well he won’t say those lines, then it just flares up a little frustration in my life. Finally, I have to say that if thirteen new names and six different techie terms are thrown at me in the first chapter of a book, I’m toast.


So again, let me ask you. Why do you read and what do you adore reading? 

 

DON’T FORGET TO LEAVE A COMMENT TO BE PLACED IN THE DRAWING TO WIN AN AUTOGRAPHED COPY OF OUT OF THE FRYING PAN  BETWEEN NOW AND TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11TH  AT MIDNIGHT MDT. (Sorry, US entrants only, please).


 

Kelly Klepfer had ambitions to graduate from the school of life quite awhile ago, but alas . . . she still attends and is tested regularly. Her co-authored cozy/quirky mystery, Out of the Frying Pan, is the culmination of several of the failed/passed tests. Kelly, though she lives with her husband, two Beagles and two hedgehogs in Iowa, can be found at:

Novel Rocket 

Novel Reviews 

Scrambled Dregs

Modern Day Mishaps

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Comments

Kelly KLepfer From Iowa At 10/5/2016 8:42:49 AM

Thank you all for your comments and taking time to read!

Patti Shene From SE Colorado At 10/4/2016 4:36:27 PM

Hi Joyce and Rosie. Thank you both for stopping by and leaving comments for Kelly. (Sorry it took me so long to approve comments. I''m on vacation with my sis and was traveling all day yesterday, just barely logged on to computer today!)

Rosie Walsh From Sugar Hill, GA At 10/4/2016 6:48:48 AM

I loved reading about the types of books you love. And that I can share the reading with my nearly 14 y/o granddaughter. My to-be-read list is really long and I get so stinking happy when I get a notification that a long anticipated read is in. Especially love suspense/cop/medical/attorney stor

Joyce Bower From Massena,IA At 10/3/2016 10:45:13 AM

So happy for you Kelly!!! Want to read you book. It sounds so intriquing. Hope to order the book if I do not win one first. Thanks!

Patti Shene From SE Colorado At 10/1/2016 11:13:13 PM

Glad to have you, Kelly. Thanks for coming by for a visit!

Kelly Klepfer From Iowa At 10/1/2016 10:43:22 PM

Thanks for inviting me to hang out at your blog, Patti. Looking forward to meeting your readers!

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WELCOME AUTHOR GAIL KITTLESON
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WELCOME AUTHOR PAULA MOWERY
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9/11/2015

LIFE AFTER LIFE BY JUNE FOSTER
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8/22/2015

INTRODUCING A NEW BLOGGING COMMUNITY
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8/9/2015

WELCOME AUTHOR SUSAN ANNE MASON
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7/24/2015

WHY WE WAIT
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7/11/2015

WELCOME AUTHOR MISTY BELLER
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6/27/2015

WELCOME AUTHOR ELIZABETH MADDREY
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6/13/2015

WELCOME AUTHOR DONNA DOUGLAS
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5/22/2015

WELCOME AUTHOR JO HUDDLESTON
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5/9/2015

WELCOME AUTHOR LEE CARVER
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4/10/2015

WELCOME AUTHOR VALERIE COMER
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3/27/2015

WELCOME AUTHOR MARIAN MERRITT
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3/14/2015

WELCOME AUTHOR AMBER STOCKTON
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2/27/2015

WELCOME AUTHOR CONNIE ALMONY
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2/14/2015

WELCOME AUTHOR JAMES CALLAN
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1/24/2015

A MODERN DAY MIRACLE
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1/16/2015

WELCOME AUTHOR CONNIE PEASE
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1/10/2015

PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART SEVEN
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12/27/2014

AUTHOR GINA WELBORN RETURNS
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12/20/2014

WELCOME AUTHOR SUSAN ANNE MASON
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12/18/2014

WHAT DOES ADVENT MEAN TO YOU?
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12/14/2014

WELCOME AUTHOR PEG PHIFER
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12/8/2014

WELCOME AUTHOR JANET K. BROWN
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12/6/2014

AUTHOR H. L. WEGLEY WRAPS UP PURE GENIUS SERIES
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11/29/2014

PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART SIX
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11/22/2014

WELCOME AUTHOR BILL GARRISON
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11/14/2014

WHAT DO YOU MISS?
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11/8/2014

WELCOME AUTHOR CAMILLE EIDE
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11/1/2014

PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART FIVE
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10/25/2014

DINOSAURS AND THE BIBLE
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10/19/2014

WELCOME AUTHOR GINA WELBORN
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10/10/2014

POINT TO POINT TO POINT
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10/5/2014

PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART FOUR
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9/27/2014

WELCOME AUTHOR ANE MULLIGAN
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9/19/2014

BY THE NUMBERS
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9/15/2014

WELCOME AUTHOR ADA BROWNELL
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9/5/2014

WELCOME AUTHOR JENNIFER SLATTERY
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8/30/2014

PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART THREE
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8/23/2014

WELCOME AUTHOR REBECCA DeMARINO
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8/16/2014

SITTING IDLE
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8/10/2014

It's Hot Out Here! by CHERI SWALWELL
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8/3/2014

PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART TWO
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7/26/2014

WELCOME AUTHOR CAROLE BROWN
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7/20/2014

WHY DO WE DO WHAT WE DO?
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7/14/2014

AUTHOR H. L. WEGLEY RETURNS
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7/5/2014

PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART ONE
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6/27/2014

WELCOME AUTHOR AVA PENNINGTON
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6/20/2014

UNEXPECTED ACTS OF KINDNESS
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6/16/2014

REVIEW OF THREE NON-FICTION BOOKS
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6/7/2014

AN INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR RENEE BLARE
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5/30/2014

SEVEN WAYS TO STRETCH SPIRITUALLY BY ADA BROWNELL
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5/17/2014

WHEN FINE IS NOT REALLY FINE
Patti Shene
4/23/2014

MOMMY MEMOIRS BY ANN VAN DE WATER
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4/19/2014

PLAY BALL!
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4/17/2014

JOE THE DREAMER BY AUTHOR A. B. BROWNELL
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4/12/2014

ON THE PINEAPPLE EXPRESS BY H. L. WEGLEY
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4/4/2014

THE THIEF BY STEPHANIE LANDSEM
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3/29/2014

HUMOR AT THE HOSPITAL
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3/26/2014

HEAR NO EVIL BY MARY HAMILTON
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3/22/2014

WHEN THE ROAD GETS LONG AND LONELY
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3/19/2014

INTRODUCING RYAN'S FATHER BY JUNE FOSTER
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3/15/2014

WHERE ARE YOU THE MOST VULNERABLE?
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3/13/2014

INTERVIEW WITH WRITER BROOKE COX
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3/8/2014

Patti's Porch Welcomes Author Rebecca Carey Lyles
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3/1/2014

Flying for Jesus by Lee Carver
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2/22/2014

Putting Out the Fleece by Paula Mowery
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2/15/2014

What We Can Learn From the Olympics
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2/12/2014

Hush, Little Baby by Deborah M. Piccurelli
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2/8/2014

Baby, It's Cold Outside!
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2/5/2014

A Matter of Perspective
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2/1/2014

Introducing The Pure Genius Series by H. L. Wegley
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1/25/2014

Monopoly!
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1/21/2014

welcome author Cheri Swalwell
Patti Shene
1/17/2014

What Did You Mean By That?
Patti Shene
1/14/2014

Wildlife Video
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1/10/2014

My Best Reads of 2013
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1/8/2014

The Dumbest Kid in School
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1/3/2014

Good-bye to 2013
Patti Shene
1/1/2014

Focusing on What Christmas Really Means
Patti Shene
12/22/2013

One Spectacular Christmas Display
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12/19/2013

Where are You Going This Advent Season?
Patti Shene
11/29/2013

Shared Experience
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11/24/2013

Facing the Monster
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10/25/2013

Review of Reign by Ginger Garrett
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9/27/2013

I'll Be Happy When...
Patti Shene
5/14/2013

Sing Praises - Whether You Can Sing or Not
Patti Shene
5/5/2013

I Can't Do This!
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5/2/2013

BREAKING THE RULES
Patti Shene
4/28/2013

WELCOME AUTHOR TINA PINSON
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4/21/2013

Vulnerability to Fear
Patti Shene
4/17/2013

Faith and Fear
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4/15/2013

Those Temporary Interruptions
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2/21/2013

Grand Prize Winner at Int'l Wildlife Film Festival
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2/7/2013

Starsongs Giveaway Contest
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2/3/2013

Taking Stock
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1/30/2013

Welcome Author Janet K Brown
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1/26/2013

Winter - Bah Humbug!
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1/22/2013

Welcome Author Tanya Eavenson
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1/19/2013

Welcome Author Margaret Brownley
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1/16/2013

Travel Writing = Nearly Shooting Peacocks
Patti Shene
1/12/2013

Water, Water Everywhere - or Maybe Not
Patti Shene
1/9/2013

The last Day of the Christmas Season
Patti Shene
1/5/2013

Accountability in the Extreme
Patti Shene
1/2/2013

The day after Christmas
Patti Shene
12/26/2012

It's Dec 22nd - And We're Still Here!
Patti Shene
12/22/2012

The Next Big Thing - Blog Hopping
Patti Shene
12/19/2012

Vanquishing the Christmas Blues by Linda Rondeau
Patti Shene
12/15/2012

Christmas Rayne by Joi Copeland
Patti Shene
12/12/2012

The Christmas Stalking by Lillian Duncan
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12/8/2012

News From Nashville & Beyond
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12/4/2012

Author Susan Sleeman offers great advice about wor
Patti Shene
11/13/2012

Welcome Home!
Patti Shene
11/13/2012

Confessions of a first book editor
Patti Shene
11/13/2012

Going Home
Patti Shene
11/13/2012

GPCWC in Restospect
Patti Shene
11/13/2012

Vacation in the Adirondacks of New York
Patti Shene
11/13/2012

I am pleased to welcome author Staci Stallings
Patti Shene
11/13/2012

Meet Award-Winning Journalist And Author Ada Brownell
Patti Shene
11/13/2012

An Interview with Author Eddie Jones
Patti Shene
11/13/2012

Nano Day 11 - um - day 1?
Patti Shene
11/13/2012