Welcome to Day 3 of #NJ12DaysOfAuthors (May) Series! @KaceyKells #Kellcey

12 Days of Authors Kacey Kells

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On the third day of the May “12 Days of Authors” Series… Nonnie’s gift to you…

AUTHOR, KACEY KELLS!

Author bio:

I only wrote and published one book: Kellcey. ATM I’m working on my thesis, but I will hopefully write and publish more books later. However, for more information, I would recommend you to read this short article: “KELLCEY by Kacey Kells… my story and my book explained”:   https://www.readersmagnet.club/kellcey-by-kacey-kells/ 

NJ:  Hi, Kacey!  Is your author name a pen name or your birth name?

Kacey:  Kacey Kells is my birth name

NJ:  How long have you been writing?

Kacey:  The difficulty was to start writing; then everything came ‘naturally’ since it was initially not supposed to be published.

NJ:  What genre or genres do you write under?

Kacey:  Kellcey is a memoir, but I think my genre is/will be to write to fight gender (and all sort of) discrimination. Maybe will it take the form of a romance or a fiction…. But the idea is to promote women empowerment for a better society.

NJ:  Are you indie-published or traditionally published?

Kacey:  Kellcey was first published by Olympia Publishers (under the initiative of a relative). It is now Indie published, directly / Amazon 

NJ:  Can you give our audience a pointer or two as to how you found a publisher, in the event that someone reading this interview is attempting to go the traditionally published route. By the way, I am a strong advocate for Indie publishing and would not have it any other way. 

Kacey:  What I can say here is that I didn’t like the first experience, and that I am entirely satisfied as an Indie author

NJ:  Well, good for you, Kacey!  Indie all the way!  Would you give us just a little background on that book. What is it about?

Kacey:  It’s about something that sadly happens way too often, to way too many girls and women: sexual abuse (rape), and more importantly, the aftermath. Because if being a victim of rape is a tragedy, the worst comes after and might destroy a victim’s life.

KELLCEY

Kellcey by Kacey Kells

NJ:  WOW! That sounds like a really good read.  Kacey, I have been in this business long enough to know that quite a few readers have a purchase price point and will only spend so much on an e-book. How do you price your books and what is your logic behind the pricing? 

Kacey:  Well  I had no real experience; my objectives were to make this book accessible, without giving the idea that it is too cheap.

NJ:  I got on Twitter many years ago because my social media manager at the time, told me that I needed to be on Twitter. He did not give me an actual reason as to why (I had to learn my “why” on my own), just that I needed to be there.  What was your main reason for getting on Twitter?  For support? For fun?

Kacey:  It’s a fabulous experience! First and foremost, social media are almost the only way for an indie author to let the people know about their work, and to promote it. But it’s also way more than that: I met lots of fabulous people there (it’s very important for someone like me who’s kind of… shy  and who fears direct contact). The #WritingCommunity is wonderful; there are so many extremely kind and supportive people! I love it, and I love them; they’re very precious to me.

NJ:  What other social media platforms do you use to market your book(s), and have you found them to be beneficial?

Kacey:  Facebook, Pinterest, rarely Instagram

NJ:  Supporting others is a huge part of my identity. I believe that when you invest your time and support in others, you find that your circle grows by leaps and bounds of others giving the same to you. When I first got involved heavily on Twitter, I was pushing others more than I was pushing myself – I continue to do so. Do you support others on social media?  If so, how?

Kacey:  Every day! I constantly RT friends and newbies; You cannot ask people to support you if you support people. And it’s lots of fun too!

NJ:  Do you actually take the time to read tweets from others before you retweet them, or do you just hit “retweet” without ever engaging in the tweet?

Kacey:  I read tweets before I RT them! I wouldn’t like to RT something I disagree with, or worse.

NJ:  If you could map out the perfect way that you would want others to support you on social media, how would you ask your followers to support you? Just imagine that everyone who reads this interview will run out and follow you.  How could they best support you?  What would you have them do?

Kacey:  The first and most important thing is love! I mean, I’m not naïve; there’s nothing naïve in love! How can you support someone if you don’t like or love her/him and what she/he does?

NJ:  Authors are always seeking good formatting services. Who do you use to format your books, and would you recommend them?

Kacey:  I was lucky enough to know someone who is a university professor and who has a real experience in formatting books. And since he’s one of my mom’s very close relatives….

NJ:  What is the one bit of writing advice you would give to any author, experienced or newbie?

Kacey:  Believe in what you’re doing! Your book(s) come from your heart and your brain… it’s a part of you Love it (them) and fight for it (them) as if was (they were) your child(ren)

NJ:  Is your reputation as a writer important to you, OR might we look up one day and find that you are in a Twitter brawl with someone?

Kacey:  My reputation on Twitter and everywhere else is crucial to me!

NJ:  Kacey, I’m so happy to hear that.  Good for you!  Now, in your opinion, what is the biggest difference between the writers you see today around social media, versus the writers of old?

Kacey:  Freedom and opportunities! I mean, anyone can write an publish something today. Furthermore, we can write whatever we like or want (until it’s , which was certainly not the case during the Victorian era, especially / women

NJ:  Do you value professionalism in the literary arena and worry that the lack thereof makes it harder for those of us who wish to be taken seriously in this business? Or, does the unprofessional behavior of some around social media not bother you at all?

Kacey:  I think that what is fabulous today is precisely that thanks to the new technologies, everyone can try and do what she or he wants. Success belongs to the amount of love and energy you put in doing and supporting something. Today’s world is much less elitist and way more democratic, and this is good!

NJ:  Do you appreciate honesty regarding your writing because you know that only honest feedback allows you to grow as a writer, or are you one of those who would prefer that others lie to you and tell you only what they know you want to hear?

Kacey:  Honesty is crucial!

NJ:  Do you blog about any specific topics or are you a random-topic-blogger?

Kacey:  I mostly post my book reviews and women empowering papers. There’s also a page to help women victim of violence: they can find addresses etc… in case of needs: https://kaceykells.wixsite.com/kellcey/violenceagainstwomen

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OTHER QUICK FACTS ABOUT KACEY…

  • Only 1 book published
  • on Amazon for $3.99 / FREE on Kindle Unlimited
  • Mostly uses Twitter for book promo
  • Student 
  • Writing is a hobby and also a full-time activity

FOLLOW KACEY ON…

Twitter:  @KaceyKells

Facebook:  Kacey.Kells

Pinterest:  kaceykells

Website

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Guests, thank you so much for dropping by to support Kacey on Day 3 of the May “12 DAYS OF AUTHORS” Series!  It would be awesome if you would pick up a copy of her book above, and after reading, share your review to Amazon.  Ensure that you leave her a comment below, and also LIKE her feature before you leave, for your chance to win the grand prize package listed above!  We’d both appreciate it if you would share her feature to Twitter and Facebook, as well. 

To follow along with the rest of the features in this series, visit the “12 DAYS OF AUTHORS” home page!  There will be a new feature tomorrow!  I’d also love it if you would #follow my site, as well as following me on Twitter @NonnieJulesas my truest joy is in service to others.  I’d love to support you, too!

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45 Comments

  1. Your interview is inspiring Kacey.

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    • Kathleen, she is inspiring, isn’t she? Thanks for supporting!

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  2. jacob mical

    Hey Kacey, thanks for all of your support on Twitter! It was cool to see someone featured in the series that I had already connected with on social media! Best of luck with your thesis and all future endeavors!

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  3. It is a pleasure to learn more about you, Kacy, as an author and to learn about your book about sexual abuse and its aftermath. It’s great that you’re an advocate for women and address the misconceptions of the rape culture. I’ve started following you on social media.

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    • Thank you very much Linnea! The pleasure is mine! And I’m so happy we can follow each other on social media 💖

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  4. Hi, Kacey! Congratulations on writing your thesis! Wow! And kudos for sharing your story in your book. That couldn’t have been an easy thing to do. I love that you’re focused on empowering women. A supportive community certainly helps. Nonnie has created a wonderful supportive community of authors through RRBC. Enjoyed reading your interview!

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    • It’s a pleasure and an honor. Thank you for your kind words 💖

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  5. Good to meet you Kellcey and I wish you the best!

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  6. Kacey, I hope you enjoyed your day!

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  7. Shirley Harris-Slaughter

    Hello Kellcey. Nice to meet you. I hate to be the bearer of bad news but there is some sentence structure errors in a couple of your responses. Either my eyes are giving out on me or I couldn’t quite make out what you were trying to say. Sorry!

    Having said that, I hope you enjoyed this interview with Nonnie. Welcome to our club.

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    • Hi, Shirley! Thanks for dropping by to support Kacey. By the way, she is not a member of the RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB.

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  8. Hi Nonnie, it is lovely to meet Kellcey here and to learn about her important book. Her comments were interesting and the honesty expressed is wonderful.

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  9. Enjoyed learning more about Kacey and her writing today, Nonnie! 🙂 Sharing…

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  10. Thank you, Kacey, for sharing your thoughts with us. Your story must have been quite difficult to write as a memoir, especially when having to relive those events. I do agree with Yvette’s suggestions about book pricing. Good luck on your thesis! Thank you, too, Nonnie, for hosting this brave woman.

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    • Hi, John! She is brave, isn’t she? Amazing young lady! Thanks for dropping by to support her!

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    • I do thank you Sir, For your recommendation and kindness. I’m not a professional writer and I’m very lucky to meet people like you xoxox

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  11. Hi, Kacey. I’ve always thought that a recipe for success is to believe in yourself, trust your instincts, and follow your dreams.

    Thank you for the introduction, Nonnie!

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  12. Reblogged this on Maura Beth Brennan and commented:
    Read about Kacey Kells, a fascinating and brave woman who is sharing her story to help.others.

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  13. Kacey and Nonnie, great interview! What a brave thing you are doing, Kacey, and I think the path you re following – writing about and sharing your experience – will reach many people and have a lasting impact. I just followed you on Twitter and! Best of luck to you with your mission to inform and empower others, and with your book!

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    • Thank you very much for your kind words 💖💖💖

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  14. Randy Overbeck

    Kacey, Glad to meet you here. What an important topic to write about as well. in my experience as an educator, I was amazed at how many of my colleagues had personal stories of abuse. Hope your writing has brought broader understanding of this issue.

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    • Thank you very much! The thing is… it’s happening, and I believe no one is ‘prepared’ to live such an experience… You feel as if you were a filthy rag, you are alone; it is as if you were excluded from the society…. even if it wasn’t your fault… Anyway, Thank you very much for your kindness.

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    • Thanks for supporting Kacey today, Randy!

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  15. Good Afternoon Kacey,

    Believe in what you’re doing, I love this statement because I too believe that writing stems from the heart. How can we as writers touch anyone or grab their attention when we separate ourselves from what we have written.

    Your definition on success also touched me deeply and again it is because that is what I believe and that’s part of my definition for success. By reaching down to help others we automatically push ourselves up.

    Wishing you all the best. I sincerely enjoyed reading your interview.

    Nonnie, thank you for introducing Kacey.

    Shalom aleichem

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    • Thank you very much, Sir. Your words are very encouraging and even if I still only have little experience, I’ll try to do my best. Thank you xoxox

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    • Thanks for dropping by, Pat!

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  16. Kacey, I read the link you provided above. I want to commend you on your courage to share your story. I know it was part therapeutic, but writing it and sharing it are quite different. Thank you for choosing to be a beacon of light for other victims.

    If I could give you one suggestion (from someone who has written several books): it is difficult to get seasoned readers to take a chance on a new author, especially when the book is over $1.99. It sounds ridiculous, I know. A cup of coffee costs more than your book, and people buy that on a daily basis, but readers are uppity like that (lol!). They don’t stop to think about how much time and work (and tears) were put into the book. So, if you want more readers who will turn around and share the book with others, consider placing your book on sale ($0.99 or free) every now and then or promoting it for free for a week on Bookbub or another source. This will generate many downloads which will produce reviews which will help promote the story. Just an idea!

    I look forward to reading your story. I’m so happy Nonnie introduced you to us. 🙂

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    • It’s very kind of you!!!!
      Regarding the price, I understand you’re right and I will follow your advice. The thing is, I had absolutely no knowledge or experience before.
      I’m really happy and honored… and I’m looking for my words because it’s so… impressive… Anyway, thank you very much, from the bottom of my heart xoxox

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      • We all learn from someone. It’s one of the reasons why I love the Rave Reviews Book Club. The community of authors there always helps one another out. 🙂

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    • Her story seems very interesting for sure, Yvette. Thanks for dropping by!

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  17. roxburkey

    Wow, Nonnie, what a stunning author to feature. Hello, Kacey, thank you for sharing your thoughts and view point. Congrats on your thesis, a wonderful accomplishment. Your book looks good and is added to my wish list. Let us know when you finish so we might cheer you on. Best life to you. Rox

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    • Thank you very much!
      You make me blush (but I like the feeling!).
      It would be great indeed to keep in touch! We could follow each other on Twitter and/or FB! xoxox

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    • Thanks for supporting Kacey, Rox!

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  18. Kacey, you and Nonnie had a good interview here. I particularly liked this answer of yours, “Believe in what you’re doing! Your book(s) come from your heart and your brain… it’s a part of you Love it (them) and fight for it (them) as if was (they were) your child(ren).” I just started following you on Twitter.

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    • Thank you so very much Sir! Thank you for your kind words, for following me; I feel honored and blissfully happy! Thank you xoxox

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    • Glad you enjoyed it, Phil!

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