Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Please Welcome Author Kelly Martin

It is my pleasure to introduce Kelly Martin, a fellow Astraea Press author. Kelly puts the rest of us to shame with her energy and prolific output, even while working as a preschool teacher and tending to her young family.  In addition to her writing, she blogs regularly at Inkspiration as well as her daily devotional blog, Encourage 365, which is following the daily Bible readings outlined by Bible Gateway.
Today, Kelly is embarking on a very ambitious blog tour for her new Astraea Press release, Saint Sloan. I was more than happy to host a stop here at Creative Hodgepodge.

I want to thank Patricia for having me on her blog today! I’m very excited because I’m on a 12-stop one day blog tour! It’s been so fun getting all the posts ready! I hope you come to the ‘mother blog’ to click the links to the other 11 blogs and see what I have to say about the book, writing ‘clean’ fiction, ‘difficult’ topics, and learn all about Sloan, Aaron, Ray, Boyd, Travis, Mackenzie and all the rest! I can’t wait to see you there.

Here is an Excerpt from SAINT SLOAN.  I hope you enjoy!
“Then why did you tell me to stay away from him?”
“That’s a good question.” Aaron’s voice boomed from the kitchen entryway. Sloan jumped when she heard it. Ray said he slept until ten and it was barely eight. Friday night she had been so appreciative of him. Now, thanks to the testimonies of others, she was nervous to see him.
He looked tired with messy hair, wrinkled navy blue work pants, and a day old beard. Despite herself, she couldn’t take her eyes off of him, specifically his lack of a shirt. Aaron had his arms crossed over his well-built chest and leaned on the door facing. “Why did you tell Miss Sloan to stay away from me, brother?”
Sloan tore her eyes away from Aaron’s biceps in time to see Ray lean back in his chair and cross his arms as well, almost as if accepting a challenge. “Because, brother, for all of your good qualities, you can still be a jerk sometimes.”
“Runs in the family.” Aaron smirked as he walked into the room and grabbed a paper plate. He piled the last remaining pieces of pizza on it and got a coke from the fridge. He turned a seat around and sat at the head of the table next to Sloan, putting her smack dab in the middle of them. “What ya working on?”
Sloan forced her eyes to stay on his and not venture down his very long, very muscular, very nibble-able…“Biology," she said quickly. “We’re studying Biology.” Don’t look at his neck… don’t look at his neck.
Can’t wait to read more? Buy the book from any of the links below:

Astraea Press, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Smashwords, Kobo, and other ebook outlets.


Thank you so much for having me here today!

Author bio:
~Kelly Martin is a best selling author of young adult fiction. She has two books: Grace Award nominee CROSSING THE DEEP and Amazon Best selling in Teen/Religion SAINT SLOAN. She has several short stories published and loves to write ‘twitter fiction’ when she’s bored. Kelly loves God, is addicted to chocolate, and would rather write than sleep.

You can find her on twitter (she tweets a lot): @martieKay

You can find her author page (blog tour central): at


  1. Thank you for the very kind welcome, Patricia! I don't think I put anyone to shame lol, but it's very nice for you to say. I love writing, talking to readers, and pretty much everything having to do with the industry :) I hope it never gets old :)

  2. Replies
    1. Thanks Lisa :) It's one of my favorite scenes :)

  3. Enjoyed your book excerpt and am impressed with your devotional writings!
    Blessings from a fellow AP author,