Award-winning author Carla Kelly is a veteran of the New York and international publishing world. Carla is best known for her Regency Romances, those novels of manner and wit, made popular more than two centuries ago by Jane Austen. Carla has made certain types of Regencies her own, particularly novels and stories about people who are not lords and ladies. Many of them are hard-working and hard-fighting members of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines in the Channel Fleet, and the British Army on the Spanish Peninsula.
For those that listened to our last interview, you will have learned that readers and reviewers enjoy Carla’s no-nonsense, no-frills writing, which she can trace directly to her high school training in journalism. Her stories are noted for historical accuracy and wry humor, featuring ordinary people who do extraordinary things, when called upon.
In her free time, Carla likes to flop on her $35 couch and read crime fiction, and what history interests her at the time. She is married to her husband, Martin, a retired professor of academic theatre. The Kellys have five children and grandchildren.