About Kelly Tonelli:
Kelly Tonelli is a clinical psychologist working in private practice with patients who are experiencing life transitions, many of whom are teenage girls. She happily relocated from Michigan to Southern California to attend Pepperdine University and fell in love with the sunshine (snow is cold). She’s been fortunate to have spent time working and learning at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles (CHLA) before going into private practice. She divides her time between her practice, writing, spending time with her husband, and driving her daughter to dance class.
What inspires you to write?
I am inspired by the teenage girls I meet each day whether personally or professionally. They are such an amazing mixture of child and adult.
Tell us about your writing process.
I am both an outliner and a seat of the pants writer! I like to sketch out what I am hoping to write in very general terms, but leave the details to be added as I go. Sometimes letting myself have the freedom to “just write” allows me to take paths I never expected!
What advice would you give other writers?
Just get started. Sometimes staring at the blank page (or flashing cursor) can be paralyzing. You just need to put words down – there is always room to edit later as needed. You don;t have to force each word to be gold – that happens later in editing!
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I did a lot of research to see which path was the bests fit for me and my book, This is a personal choice. You have to go with your own gut.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
Yikes! Big question! I am in no way an expert in publishing. My minimal experience tells me that the industry is changing. Publishers no longer have unlimited budgets and amazing advances are as rare as finding a unicorn! E-books seem to be the way it is going.
What do you use?: Professional Editor
What genres do you write?: Non-fiction
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print, Audiobook
Link To Kelly Tonelli Page On Amazon
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