The Author

I was lucky enough to grow up in Alaska. My family moved here when I was six, and we fell in love with the place. I’ve called Alaska home ever since. You’ll know why Alaska is so close to my heart as you see the beauty and meet Alaskans of past and present.

Throughout my life, I’ve felt the power of words. I taught English for 20 years, and I’m now able to spend more time on my writing, including the novels in my young adult historical romance series. My first series is set in the Alaska Gold Rush, a great time for drama, romance, and independent characters who made their own way in the world.

When not writing, I enjoy reading, spending time with my family, and participating in Cowboy Action Shooting with the Alaska 49ers. I also belong to several historical and writers’ groups.


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This blog post first appeared in Prism Book Group’s Irish Gold Blog Hop, March 15-18, 2013

Jeannie Kelly is the main character in my novel Quicksilver to Gold.


What are you wishing for at the end of your rainbow?

by Jeannie Kelly


That’s funny, my Irish father always told us stories about leprechauns and the end of the rainbow, so I’ve thought about this question before. My answer is three things: true love, respect, and the big strike.


I suppose all girls wish for true love. No reason to settle down and get married otherwise. I’ve met my true love, Clint. He is strong and honest and has the most beautiful eyes I’ve ever seen.

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