Someone pinch me. I cannot believe that I am telling you this, but a lifelong dream of mine is coming true.  I have always wanted to be an author, and have started and stopped a number of novels over the years. And now I’m going to be published! It’s not a novel…it’s an instructional guide to teach brush lettering!

@kellycreates #book #learn #writing #brushlettering #lettering #calligraphy

It should be available for pre-order soon online, and will probably be published in Fall 2017 by Quarto. [I can’t even believe I just typed that! oooooo!]


To say thank you to all of my supporters and very encouraging friends, I am offering 4 Giveaways this month (February) on Instagram. I hope you can join me there and enter to win!

Here is this week’s Giveaway prize…actually 2 prizes: 5 black brush pens and 5 white pens …for 2 lucky winners. A big thank you to Jet Pens for sponsoring!


Good luck…and thank you for celebrating this news with me!

52 Comments on I am Writing a Book!

  1. Sharon Emslie
    February 2, 2017 at 1:56 pm (7 years ago)

    Congratulations Kelly!! Quite the accomplishment…

  2. Julie Strickland
    February 2, 2017 at 2:07 pm (7 years ago)

    Wow!! Awesome news about your book. Congrats!! Would love to win. Thanks for the opportunity!

  3. Dawn Skene
    February 2, 2017 at 2:10 pm (7 years ago)

    Congratulations! How exciting. Thanks for the chance to win.

  4. Helen F.
    February 2, 2017 at 2:12 pm (7 years ago)

    So exciting! Congratulations, Kelly 🙂

  5. sharon brand
    February 2, 2017 at 2:13 pm (7 years ago)

    Congratulations! Wonderful news! I am so pleased for you.

  6. Sandra Dickie
    February 2, 2017 at 2:23 pm (7 years ago)

    Congratulations my friend on achieving your long-time goal! Your hard work and talent being recognised and will soon be available world wide.

  7. Jennifer Reynard
    February 2, 2017 at 2:28 pm (7 years ago)

    Huge congratulations to you for such a milestone!! I am sure the book will be as brilliant as you are!!

  8. Susan Gold
    February 2, 2017 at 2:29 pm (7 years ago)

    Congrats on the book! So wonderful to have s dream come true!

  9. Denise Bryant
    February 2, 2017 at 2:31 pm (7 years ago)

    Congrats to you, Kelly! That is exciting news!
    I don’t do IG since I have no smart phone! But your giveaway looks awesome!

  10. Diane + Dean DIY
    February 2, 2017 at 2:37 pm (7 years ago)

    Congratulations, Kelly! I’ve been following you for a long time and I can’t wait to read it!

  11. Tracy Baschke
    February 2, 2017 at 2:45 pm (7 years ago)

    Congratulations!!!! Such amazing news! I’m so happy for you!

  12. Sandy Ross
    February 2, 2017 at 3:00 pm (7 years ago)

    Congratulations Kelly!!! That is amazing!!!

  13. Margery C
    February 2, 2017 at 3:11 pm (7 years ago)

    Congratulations on writing a book. I have just started brush calligraphy and searching around I must say I like your approach the best. A book will be another way you can teach people the “Kelly Creates” way 🙂

  14. Diana
    February 2, 2017 at 3:26 pm (7 years ago)

    Congratulations, Kelly!! That’s quite an accomplishment.

  15. Veronica Roske
    February 2, 2017 at 3:42 pm (7 years ago)

    Congratulations on your new book and thank you to Jet Pens for being a sponsor.

  16. Elaine Klann
    February 2, 2017 at 4:03 pm (7 years ago)

    Looking forward to your new book. Congratulations to you. A dream of yours that has come true. That’s nice.

  17. Michelle Marks
    February 2, 2017 at 5:39 pm (7 years ago)

    Happy tosee all your dreams coming true my friend!So proud of you!

  18. Sue
    February 2, 2017 at 7:04 pm (7 years ago)

    Congratulations Kelly!!!!! Your book will definitely be on my list!! That is so amazing for you and as the saying goes, “never give up on your dreams”.

  19. Ashley morrell
    February 2, 2017 at 8:00 pm (7 years ago)

    So exciting! Can’t wait!

  20. Connie N
    February 2, 2017 at 8:02 pm (7 years ago)

    So happy for you. It will be amazing. ❤️❤️

  21. Janet Ingraham
    February 2, 2017 at 8:17 pm (7 years ago)

    How exciting for you and the rest of us that have a chance to win the pens and buy your book.

  22. Gilda (McStamper)
    February 2, 2017 at 10:48 pm (7 years ago)

    How wonderful for you. Congratulations on a huge milestone.

  23. Paz
    February 3, 2017 at 2:36 am (7 years ago)

    Congratulations and best wishes!

  24. Diane Phillips
    February 3, 2017 at 10:10 am (7 years ago)

    Congrats Kelly, can’t wait to see it!!!!!!

  25. Jayme
    February 3, 2017 at 11:16 am (7 years ago)

    I’m so excited for this! I really love your style of lettering. Watching you has greatly helped me with my own lettering practice. 🙂

  26. Nanette
    February 3, 2017 at 2:21 pm (7 years ago)

    Wonderful news! Congratulations!

  27. Shelley
    February 3, 2017 at 7:07 pm (7 years ago)

    Congratulations! How wonderful for a dream of yours to be coming true! So excited to see the finished product.

  28. D. LUSK
    February 4, 2017 at 6:00 am (7 years ago)

    Wow! What an accomplishment! Congratulations! Thanks for the opportunity to start my writing pen collection!

  29. Connie E Campbell
    February 4, 2017 at 10:24 am (7 years ago)

    Congratulations on your first book. I can’t wait for my copy.
    These pens are calling my name. Hope I win! Hee hee!

  30. Gail Joyce
    February 4, 2017 at 11:41 am (7 years ago)

    Looking forward to book and can’t wait to get started with order.

    • Kelly
      February 6, 2017 at 3:00 pm (7 years ago)

      Gail, you’re so sweet. Thank you.

  31. Laura Major
    February 4, 2017 at 3:36 pm (7 years ago)

    Wonderful news!!

  32. Margaret Lopetinsky
    February 4, 2017 at 11:53 pm (7 years ago)

    Good for you! So impressive!!! Congrats!

    • Kelly
      February 6, 2017 at 2:59 pm (7 years ago)

      Thank you Margaret!

  33. Wanda
    February 5, 2017 at 8:41 am (7 years ago)

    Congratulations! I can’t wait to see it

    • Kelly
      February 6, 2017 at 2:59 pm (7 years ago)

      Thanks Wanda. I’m really excited!

  34. Maria Weeks
    February 5, 2017 at 3:14 pm (7 years ago)

    Nothing better than some nice pens and paper! Take me away 😉

    • Kelly
      February 6, 2017 at 2:58 pm (7 years ago)

      Maria, I agree! xo

  35. Brinda Coble
    February 5, 2017 at 7:14 pm (7 years ago)

    Awesome! It will be great! Congrats!

    • Kelly
      February 6, 2017 at 2:58 pm (7 years ago)

      Thank you Brinda!

  36. Barb whittlef
    February 5, 2017 at 7:58 pm (7 years ago)

    Would love to experience your knowledge!!

  37. Kennedy Poole
    February 6, 2017 at 2:45 pm (7 years ago)

    I absolutely love your work and am so excited for all of the big things coming up for you. You inspire me so much!!

    • Kelly
      February 6, 2017 at 2:58 pm (7 years ago)

      Thank you for saying so Kennedy! I really appreciate hearing this.

  38. Fatima Flores
    February 9, 2017 at 9:31 pm (7 years ago)

    Such an amazing accomplishment! Hope to be as good as you one day☺??

  39. Monica
    February 20, 2017 at 1:42 pm (7 years ago)

    Congratulations Kelly!!

  40. Teresa Cherka
    February 24, 2017 at 11:42 am (7 years ago)

    Congratulations! I can wait until the fall. Will you offer sneak peaks?

    • Kelly
      March 1, 2017 at 8:54 am (7 years ago)

      Thank you Teresa! Yes, I will show sneak peeks when my publisher gives me the green light.

  41. Kimberly Reilly
    March 22, 2017 at 6:33 am (7 years ago)

    Love your techniques… make it look so easy!!! Being a retired teacher, I was looking for something to fill my time and learning a new method of writing is doing just that! Thanks for all you do and I can’t wait to see your new book!!!

    • Kelly
      March 22, 2017 at 11:38 am (7 years ago)

      THank you Kimberly. I hope you love calligraphy and lettering as much as I do! xo


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