Seana Kelly is the author of Welcome Home, Katie Gallagher and the newly released The Slaughtered Lamb Bar and Bookstore (Book 1 of the Sam Quinn urban fantasy series), which earned a starred review from Publisher’s Weekly, who called it “a master class in storytelling and survival.”
Seana lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, two daughters, two dogs, and one fish. When she’s not dodging her family, hiding in the garage and trying to write, she’s working as a high school teacher-librarian. She’s an avid reader and re-reader who misses her favorite characters when it’s been too long between visits.
A two-time Golden Heart Award finalist, Seana is represented by the delightful and effervescent Sarah E. Younger of the Nancy Yost Literary Agency.
(Re)Starting Your Writing Career
Seana Kelly’s publishing career was off to a great start when she signed to a major house with her award-winning contemporary romance, Welcome Home, Katie Gallagher. But before her second book could be released, the line folded, making Seana a publishing orphan.
Three years later, she’s back with The Slaughtered Lamb Bar and Bookstore., the first book in the Sam Quinn urban fantasy series–this time, self-published via her literary agent’s in-house company. Released on October 13, The Slaughtered Lamb earned a starred review from Publisher’s Weekly, who called it “a master class in storytelling and survival.”
Watch Seana’s revealing and inspirational discussion about transforming disappointment into the opportunity to publish the books that mean the most to her.
(Note: The first thirty seconds of the chat weren’t captured on the recording.)