Thursday, September 18, 2014

Happy Book BIRTHDAY!

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It’s a BOOK Birthday!

The birth of a debut book is often a long labor of love, and Margo Kelly’s Who R U Really? is no exception. Margo finished the first draft of the manuscript in 2010! More than four years later, more than four title changes, and way-more-than four revisions … it has finally arrived! WAHOO!


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Who R U Really?

When Thea discovers a new role-playing game online, she breaks her parents’ rules to play. And in the world of the game, Thea falls for an older boy named Kit whose smarts and savvy can’t defeat his near-suicidal despair. Soon, he’s texting her, asking her to meet him, and talking in vague ways about how they can be together forever. As much as she suspects that this is wrong, Thea is powerless to resist Kit’s allure, and hurtles toward the very fate her parents feared most. Who R U Really? will excite you and scare you, as Thea’s life spins out of control.


“Kelly has painted a realistic picture of how a smart girl can get caught up in something dangerous online. … Guaranteed to give readers goosebumps.” -- School Library Journal.  (


“Thea’s mistakes, while frustrating to encounter, are frighteningly plausible, and the relationships among characters are well–fleshed out, especially between mother and daughter. Kelly’s first novel is a suspenseful page-turner.” -- Kirkus Reviews (


Who R U Really? will be published in hardcover and e-book versions by Merit Press (F+W Media) on September 18, 2014.


Buy online:
Barnes & Noble
Merit Press


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Margo Kelly is a native of the Northwest and currently resides in Idaho. A veteran public speaker, she is now actively pursuing her love of writing. Who R U Really? is her first novel. Margo welcomes the opportunities to speak to youth groups, library groups, and book clubs.
Follow her online:
Twitter: @MargoWKelly

Scheduled Appearances:
September 26, 2014 – 5pm – Book Signing at Hastings in Meridian, Idaho
September 27, 2014 – 4pm – Book Signing at Hastings on Overland in Boise, Idaho
October 3, 2014 – 7pm – Book Launch Party at Hyde Park Books in Boise, Idaho
October 11, 2014 – 4pm – Book Signing at Barnes & Noble in Boise, Idaho

Please enjoy a virtual cupcake and enjoy the party!
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  1. Congratulations, Margo! Enjoy your release day.

  2. That debut novel is oh so special! Congrats on WHO R U REALLY?

  3. Happy first book birthday!

  4. Congratulations! *pulls confetti out of hair*

  5. HAPPY BOOK BIRTHDAY!!! A day late :( Internet was down, and cell phone was out all day yesterday, due to construction workers cutting the wrong lines... BUT I'M STILL SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!

  6. Congrats Margo! I've been there with the lengthy birthing of a book, going through many manifestations. I can definitely relate. I absolutely love the premise and description of your book--original, scary, entertaining--it sounds like a gripping read. Once I've read it, I'll be back to share my experience. We're both in Underrated Treasures and IWSG, which are two pretty cool blog hops and a great way of keeping in touch.