"So gritty, vivid, and original that it flaunts one of the greatest qualities of good fantasy: utter believability."

— Bestselling author, Vicki Pettersson

Latest News

  • 9/17/13 -- Today is release day for my YA alter ego, Kelly Keaton's third YA title, THE WICKED WITHIN. Hope you'll check it out. Gods, mythology, Southern gothic, near-future, semi dystopian New Orleans... All of my favorite things in one book! :D 

Recent News

  • 8/1/12 -- There's been some talk about SHADOWS BEFORE THE SUN being the final book in the series. Guys, nothing like this has been decided or announced. Official news will come straight from me. I'm usually contracted 2 books at a time. Shadows completed my second two-book contract. This does not mean I'm done writing the series or that I won't go back to contract. Once I have official info on additional books, I will share here and on my FB Page.  
  • 7/9/12 -- Excerpt of SHADOWS BEFORE THE SUN is up! RT Magazine just gave the book 4 1/2 Stars and has this to say: "a marvelous storyteller is on full display in this frightening and exhilarating
    ride." :)
  • 4/3/12 -- SHADOWS BEFORE THE SUN cover is finally out! Galleys have just made their way to me for proofing and it's finally starting to look like a book. Can't wait for you guys to read this one. :)
  • 2/9/12 -- The back cover copy (the blurb on the back of a book) is now official for SHADOWS BEFORE THE SUN (7/31/12). Want to know what Charlie and Co. will be facing? Read to find out! 
  • 11/2/11 -- The 4th book in the Charlie Madigan series has a title and pub date: SHADOWS BEFORE THE SUN is slated for a July 31, 2012 release.
  • 8/8/11 -- THE HOUR OF DUST & ASHES has its first review. 4 Stars from RT Magazine! Here's a bit: “…it seems to be the indomitable Charlie Madigan’s fate to prevent one disaster only to have a new one crop up in its place. For her third outing, Gay forces Charlie to make difficult choices that will have major ramifications personally and professionally. By continuing to define her world and add layers to her core group of characters, Gay ensures readers are in for one heart-pounding adventure!” ~ Romantic Times Magazine, Jill M. Smith
  • 2/27/11 -- DARKNESS BECOMES HER, my first YA as Kelly Keaton is now out! It's a very twisted Clash of the Titans for teens set in a hauntingly re-imagined New Orleans. Hope you'll check it out!     
  • 2/14/11 -- The Australian Romance Readers Association has nominated THE DARKEST EDGE OF DAWN for best Sci-Fi, Urban fantasy of 2010! 
  • 1/11/11 -- The cover for the 3rd Charlie Madigan novel has been released! Publication date is set for August 30, 2011.     
  • 12/11/10 -- THE DARKEST EDGE OF DAWN has been nominated for a 2010 Goodreads Readers Choice Award in the paranormal/fantasy category! Voting ends Dec. 31st. If you haven't already, please cast your vote!
  • 10/3/10 -- Great news! My publisher, Pocket Books, has purchased the next two Charlie Madigan novels! The third book in the series, THE HOUR OF DUST & ASHES is slated for summer 2011, with the 4th to follow in summer of 2012
  • 7/28/2010 -- THE DARKEST EDGE OF DAWN's first review is in. 4.5 Stars from RT Magazine! Read the review on THE DARKEST EDGE OF DAWN Page.
  • 3/25/10 -- THE BETTER PART OF DARKNESS is a double 2010 RITA® Finalist for Best First Book & Novel with Strong Romantic Elements! Winners are chosen at the RWA National Conference this summer. See you there!
  • 2/10/10 -- French translation rights to THE BETTER PART OF DARKNESS have sold! Here's the official PM announcement: French rights to Kelly Gay's debut urban fantasy novel THE BETTER PART OF DARKNESS to Mathieu Saintout at Bibliothèque Interdite by Donatella d'Ormesson Literary on behalf of Jacqueline Murphy at FinePrint Literary Management. 
  • 11/18/09 -- Happy to report my Young Adult novel has sold in a two-book deal to Simon Pulse. And here's the official Publisher's Marketplace announcement: Kelly Gay writing as Kelly Keaton's DARKNESS BECOMES HER, (GODS & MONSTERS, Book 1), in which a hardened teen on the run searches for the truth about her monstrous heritage with a group of misfit kids in a post-apocalyptic New Orleans, a city state now run by the creatures of the night, to Emilia Rhodes at Simon Pulse, in a two-book deal, for publication in Spring 2011, by Miriam Kriss at the Irene Goodman Agency.
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