Conference 2021: Presentations

Everyone Is a Book: How to Write and Self-Publish Your Own

Kelly Peach

How many journals have you filled with your thoughts and ideas, whether they’re rooted in reality or the stuff of dreams? Have you ever started what you hope will one day be your story? Join Kelly Peach for a discussion on writing and self-publishing your own book. You can do it! Hear about guiding principles, getting started, making it to the finish line and lessons learned along the way. Kelly is author of two historical fiction novels about Elvis Presley plus a new children’s book and two more on the way.

Kelly is a St. Louis native and no stranger to women religious. She was educated and formed in Catholic school by the SSND of Our Lady of Sorrows and the ASCJ of Cor Jesu Academy. Kelly’s writing career began in radio and evolved to include advertising, public relations, corporate communications, TV and nonprofit. She is in her first year as a communications director for Mercy. Prior to that, she spent nearly 15 years at St. Patrick Center, managing communications for the mission to end homelessness. Kelly is honored to participate in this conference—fittingly at Graceland, where she has spent many hours researching and writing her two novels.



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