Magic in the Backyard

Official Blog of Author Kellie Elmore

BOOK REVIEWS

The following reviews are from: Withering

  • “I was immediately drawn in to this incredibly touching story…Kellie Elmore’s eloquent writing and gift for eliciting emotion shine through…”
  • “We can smell the musty air of the trailer, blink at the blinding New Mexican sunlight, feel the fur of the dog as he is petted, and sense the change in the dry desert air as a storm unfolds. It is a bleak picture as we see Elmer’s life contract further and further, understanding more and more about him, but it is a beautiful and eloquent exposition of decay, sadness and bitterness.”
  • “I think of this story as a brown, gold and orange piece of tapestry, rolling out in folds over the New Mexico clay. The layers keep building until the final sentence. Wonderful story with a poignant ending.”

THE FOLLOWING REVIEWS ARE FROM:  Candy From Strangers

  • “Kellie Elmore never disappoints. Whether she’s giving us her dreamlike, fanciful MAGIC IN THE BACKYARD or revealing a darker,
    edgier side like she did in JAGGED LITTLE PIECES and here in CANDY FROM STRANGERS, her words hit hard, often hit home, and will always sit with you for days after you’ve read them.”
  • “Kellie always writes in such a way that I get lost inside the heart of her words. Candy From Strangers is the third book I’ve purchased of hers (all of which I love) and the raw and gritty feel of the stories she brings us into is captivating.”
  • “… I am sitting here before the crack of dawn drinking coffee, reading, laughing hysterically and wiping tears.”

THE FOLLOWING REVIEWS ARE FROM: Jagged Little Pieces 

  • “It’s an art form to make a reader feel so much with so few words – and one that Kellie Elmore has mastered in this collection. She examines what it means to be human, taking us to dark places we may not want to revisit. But it is that trip that makes us appreciate, celebrate, revel in the joy of hope. And she never loses hope. A must read.”
  • “[Kellie Elmore] has a way of saying these things… these things that make your chest tighten, your eyes moisten, and your fists clench. And she does this with words on a page.”

THE FOLLOWING REVIEWS ARE FROM: Magic in the Backyard

  •  “A must read collection for readers of any genre…and for fans of poetry…this one’s GOLD!” -Author, Natasha Head
  • “THE must read of the year and should be required for every literary classroom. Kellie Elmore is definitely one to watch in the future as she is a prolific writer.” -via Amazon
  • “The beautiful compelling verbiage in Miss Elmore’s MAGIC IN THE BACKYARD will thrill you.” via Amazon
  • “Who says you can’t go home again? Kellie Elmore takes one home. For anyone who’s lived in the country or small town, she delivers you back there. . .if just for a little while.” -Author Monty Wheeler
  • “This is one of those works of literary art that only comes along once in a while; one you can pick up and turn to any page, read, and just smile and say, Yeah, I like that.”
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