Goodreads best first book list

Hi all,

My book, The Wizard and the Rat, is on a list at for the best first book by a new author.

If you have a Goodreads account, I’d love a vote- right now my book is at #38. It doesn’t take many votes to move up that list, and anything you can do to help the book get a higher profile would be fantastic!

You can go to the list by clicking


C.C. Kelly’s Rota Ken

A while ago I won some small contests for some of my stories, and among the prizes I got was a picture of a character from one of my stories.  C.C. Kelly did this wonderful rendition of Rota Ken, “Rat” from “The Wizard and the Rat.”

My only quibbles would be that Rat has dishwater-blond hair, and his knife is an easily concealable 4″ stiletto, but there’s no saying that this picture had to happen within the confines the current novel.

Rat (Rota Ken) by C.C. Kelly

Rat (Rota Ken) by C.C. Kelly

C.C. Kelly’s other work can be found at his website,