Monday, January 20, 2014

Author Spotlight (Kelli Bolton)

I met this author in September 2013 at the BWABC Literacy Festival. I was privileged to sit across from her (that meant she had to put up with my jokes). Anyway, this sister has a glow in her spirit. Show your love for sister & fellow author Kelli Bolton.

Kelli Bolton is a compassionate young woman with a desire to see the Word of God set the lives of his people free.

She earned an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Development in 1998 from Columbus State Community College and a B.A. in Cross-Disciplinary Studies from Ohio Dominican University in 2004. It is at this time that Kelli acknowledged the call of a teacher on her life. She has spent the past ten years helping at risk youth and families through various programs such as; Conflict Resolution, Independent Living Mentor, Community Support Provider and ABLE/GED Instructor.

In 2000, Kelli received a prophetic word concerning writing, it was in 2001 that she started her first book “A Good Man or a Godly Man, Which Do you Prefer?” Again in 2005, she received the same word, this time with an emphasis on “books”.

Not sure what God was doing on leading her to do, Kelli continued to write. In March 2009 Kelli was inspired to write a book about teen dating and domestic violence after the recent incident between young Hollywood’s hottest couple. Through Kelli, God is showing young people what real “love” looks like in her book “You Said You Loved Me”. Now she has released her second novel titled “Church Gossip” addressing a serious matter in many churches today. Kelli’s hope is that people will look beyond the title and allow the message to mend those that have been broken by the judgmental attitudes of people in church.

Kelli is a faithful member of Agape Family Worship Center under the leadership of Pastor Yolanda Tolliver where she is actively involved in ministry as; Administrative Support Staff, Deaconess in Training, Helps & Hospitality Ministry, Intercessor, and Youth Sunday School teacher . She enjoys fellowship with family, friends and the body of Christ. She is also a member of the Columbus Christian Writer’s Association. She has had two articles published in the online magazine First Lady Magazine and is credited as a contributing author.

She and her husband Vernon have three children whom are deeply committed to training up the way that they should go.

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