Kelly Epperson has written 30+ books as a ghostwriter, some for New York Times bestselling authors, one that sold over 3 million copies. As an editor and book coach, she has helped countless people fulfill their dream of becoming an author. She’s been writing her weekly newspaper column since May 2001, and honored to be a judge for the international Erma Bombeck Essay Competition. Kelly was hired by television commentator and New York Times bestselling author, Larry Winget, and NY Times bestselling author and uber-successful business coach, Suzanne Evans, to be the Book Coach for their high level exclusive mentoring programs.
Kelly’s articles and essays have been published in national and regional magazines and newspapers; poetry and fiction in various publications including The French Literary Review. She is a frequent guest on radio, television, blogs, and telesummits. Kelly is a Mentor for Engaging Speakers Chicago, a member National Society of Newspaper Columnists, Chicago Writers Association, and AATH – Association for Applied & Therapeutic Humor.
A former IRS agent, Kelly Epperson is now an agent of joy.
In addition to being an advocate for the joy of writing, Kelly writes, speaks, and mentors on the joy of life. Kelly’s clients (and audiences & workshop/retreat participants) achieve deeper clarity around their purpose and experience greater heights of self-trust. She provides more than motivation and inspiration; Kelly lays out concrete action steps. Her motto is Let It Be Easy, and her clients are delighted to see that their goals can come to fruition within months and without stress. The purpose of life is joy and Kelly’s clients are able to say “I love my life” – personally and professionally.
Kelly is the recipient of several AWARDS, including:
GO GIVER AWARD 2017, Engaging Speakers
FOUNDERS AWARD 2016, Engaging Speakers Chicago
FEMALE OF THE YEAR 2015, Over 40 Females Chicago
SHINING LIGHT 2015, Over 40 Females Chicago
GO GIVER 2015, Engaging Speakers Chicago
MEMBER OF THE YEAR 2014, Engaging Speakers Chicago
MENTORSHIP award finalist 2011 YWCA Leadership Awards
BOOK OF THE YEAR 2008, Rockford Writers Guild
Kelly is based 90 miles outside of Chicago. She married her Prince Charming, Jim Simmons, on May 1, 2011 in a magical outdoor ceremony complete with a fairy tale forest and two hawks circling over the labyrinth clearing where they pledged their vows. (She is told hawks are a good omen, and so far, so good.)