- Title: The Keeper's Calling
- Author: Kelly Nelson
- Paperback: 312 pages
- Publisher: Walnut Springs Press. (February 20, 2012)
- Genre: YA Fantasy/romance
- ISBN-10: 1599928442
- ISBN-13: 978-1599928449
About the Author:
Kelly Nelson was raised in Orem, Utah, and now resides in Cornelius, Oregon, in the heart of the beautiful Pacific Northwest. She enjoys life on a ten-acre horse property with her husband, four children, and, of course, lots of horses. Kelly has a bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University. She worked as a certified public accountant for several years before opting to stay home and raise a family. As a young girl, she was an avid reader and had a passion for creative writing. Her travels to England, France, Egypt, Israel, West Indies, Mexico, and across the United States sparked a love of history, adventure, and exotic places. This led to the inspiration behind her debut novel, The Keeper’s Calling, the first book in The Keeper’s Saga.
What Inspired Her to Write The Keeper's Calling:
"When I tell people I wrote a book, many are interested in how the idea for the story came about. The concept for The Keeper’s Calling sprouted during the summer of 2007. I had the rough idea of someone finding a time travel device. It solidified on our trip through Zion National Park when we pulled off the side of the road to take pictures. Being an explorer at heart, I began wandering, climbing down a rocky hillside into a wash. Calling and waving, I convinced my family to abandon the car’s air conditioning to go on a hike. The rock walls rose up on both sides of us, at times so high that we were completely shaded. Kicking through the sand and dragging our fingertips across the rough sandstone, we walked through the narrow wash. When it opened up, I saw a couple of shallow caves in the red sandstone cliffs. Hot, tired, and thirst, everyone else wanted to go back. I was barely getting started; I could have hiked for another hour. We climbed into one of these caves and took a picture. While I walked I began to daydream . . . “What if?” One thing led to another. By the time I went to bed that night, I had daydreamed the events that would compose the first few chapters of my book. "
What About a Second Book?: