Connect with the Author Online:Website
Books Published with Cedar Fort:Borrowed Light, February 2011
Marian’s Christmas Wish, September 2011
Christmas Collection, 2011 (These are four Christmas-themed short stories that originally appeared in Signet Christmas anthologies: “The Christmas Ornament,” “An Object of Charity,” “Make a Joyful Noise,” and “The Three Kings.” This collection will be ebook only.
Enduring Light, January 2012
Bio:Carla Kelly is new to Cedar Fort, but a veteran of the national and international writing scene. Her first novel, published by Donald I. Fine, was followed by two decades of Regency Romances It’s a popular genre of romantic fiction often referred to as “the thinking woman’s romance,” because of the affinity to Jane Austen’s work and romantic fiction by Georgette Heyer.Awards include two Rita Awards for Best Regency of the Year from Romance Writers of America, and two Spur Awards for Best Short Story of the Year from Western Writers of America.
Carla has written for Signet/Penguin-Putnam, and Harlequin, and her books have been translated into at least nine languages, English included. She is looking forward to Japanese manga versions of two of her most popular Regencies – Mrs. Drew Plays Her Hand, and Reforming Lord Ragsdale.
Living in Wellington, Utah, since her husband retired and they left North Dakota, Carla is focusing on her Mormon roots, and her Wyoming leanings, with best-selling Borrowed Light, and soon, Enduring Light, the sequel. She is contracted for two more works of fiction for Cedar Fort, due in 2012.
Carla has another side to her writing. She is the author/editor of an 1851-52 fur trade journal, published by Oklahoma University Press, the premier name in Western history; and a brief history of Fort Buford, where Sitting Bull surrendered in 1881. She also edited a journal of a French Canadian boat maker, who worked at Fort Union Trading Post. She has also authored a short story collection dealing with the men, women and children of the Indian Wars era, published by Texas Christian University Press. Work in the National Park Service has taken her to Fort Laramie National Historic Site, and Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site. She was quite at home in green and grey, and her Smokey the Bear ranger hat.
Carla is currently writing a novel set at Fort Laramie, during the climactic summer of 1876