ENCORE teaser

For those of you who are waiting for Encore…here are some lyrics Jasmine was inspired to write while on the road. It has not been an easy journey for anyone in C-Side…

 We Were Stars


There’s a burned out Barracuda on the way to Lake Mojave

Rusty bones and a crumpled hood

She was something else, back in the day

Cherry red with glossy black seats

She didn’t back down, even when you pushed her

She sang until the end

And she didn’t go quietly

She was still breathing when the last flame went out


Live in the moment

Sink or swim

It’s all you can do

New Book!

Hi all,

My newest book, FOXGLOVE (a Twin Peaks-esque murder mystery), has sold to the lovely Stacy Abrams and Alycia Tornetta at Entangled Teen! No release date yet, but we’re thinking Fall 2015 🙂

The Publisher’s Marketplace Announcement:

Tara Kelly’s FOXGLOVE, in which a townie girl works to uncover the true killer behind a series of murders involving rich summer residents when evidence points to her best friend and secret crush, all while tensions in town start to turn explosive, to Stacy Abrams and Alycia Tornetta at Entangled Teen, by Jennifer Laughran at Andrea Brown Literary Agency.

I’ve never worked so hard on a book, and I’m so happy that it’s found a home with two super enthusiastic editors!

Where’s Encore? When is my next book coming out?

It’s been a really tough year for me, guys. I won’t go into all the setbacks. I’ll just say they’ve been significant and have seriously impacted how much time I’ve had for writing. This is why ENCORE has been delayed, and–for that–I apologize. Please know I’m doing everything I can to get it out to you and it WILL be coming out.

I also have written another book called Foxglove. You can read more about it here: http://thetaratracks.com/books/foxglove/

I am incredibly proud of this book. It’s the product of almost 3 years of sweat, tears, all nighters, and times when I had to fight not to give up. And I think it’s my best work yet. I can’t wait to share it with all of you, whether it’s later this year or a couple years from now (if a publisher picks it up).

That’s all for now. May my next update be sharing release dates!


My Cat Talks About the Writing Process



Okay, I have an idea. This is serious business. Really SERIOUS.



I’m trying it out. Digging it. I think? 



Oh, God. This sucks!



Wait, I have a new idea! This is totally going to work!



…this isn’t going to work.



Grr. I really NEED this to work. 



I’m getting tired…




That’s it. I’m done. Goodnight.