Kelly Flowers

writer

Who Am I?


Born in Alaska.

Raised in Hawaii.

Bibliophile.

Adventurer.

Writer.

Sugar Junky.

 

By day, I’m a business writer doing über cool stuff like writing press releases, ad copy, business plans and magazine articles. And I’m a mom, doing mom things.

But by night, I’m a novelist/poet/essayist that enjoys slipping into writing time warps and surfacing hours later.

Currently, my life is hijacked by a speculative trilogy I’m writing.
It’s a little Inception, a little Time Travelers Wife.
It’s a little Hunger Games and a little What Dreams May Come.
It’s a lot wild ride.
In TRANSCENDENTS, Evan, awakens in an ethereal lab, disoriented after the death of his wife and his own subsequent suicide. He learns he’s being recruited to Metalab, an organization that has unlocked the key to accelerating soul evolution in people called transcendents. To create leaders for the “good of humanity”, these transcendents experience an entire lifetime each day, causing their soul to develop at warp speed, but not without side affect.
Evan hesitates to commit to the noble cause of soul acceleration until he sees that his transcendent is Mara, the wife whose death devastated him. Indoctrinated by Metalab, Evan gladly begins virtual lives, or sessions, with Mara, but soon discovers that the human spirit is not so easily tinkered with and that true love is stronger than the lives that confine it.

I’m wrapping up book two in the trilogy, AS SNAKES TO STARS and have book three in my sights.
So if I’m slow to reply on my blog, just know I’m unhealthily hunched over a computer somewhere, uplit by pale screen and lost in manic, whisper-to-yourself obsession.
My previous novel in the mill is GONE DARK, a work of literary fiction:

GONE DARK tells the story of Sam, a haole (foreigner/white) teenage girl who feels trapped in small town Hawaii. Sam’s mother, Carol, a seemingly selfless woman with a compulsion to fix wounded animals, has committed to rehabilitate an affable, lifelong methamphetamine addict named Brandon. Unbeknownst to Sam, her mother has been carefully hiding from a dangerous past for over a decade, a betrayal that will undermine everything Sam knows about her own life. When Carol’s past finds her, she must choose to confront her fears or follow her instinct to run, with the fate of a broken man, and the relationship with her daughter, hanging in the balance.

Told from multiple perspectives, each character lends a faceted picture of addiction, life in the islands of Hawaii, the notion of home and the power of fear. The setting in Hawaii is, in itself, a dominant character in the story, with the rich use of the local dialect, pidgin, throughout. Hawaii has a natural juxtaposition of struggle and acceptance; paradise and poverty, with a delicate tension between locals and foreigners and a deep undercurrent of drugs and addiction.

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