Kelvin L. Reed grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin along with his five brothers. He attended college in his home state, eventually earning a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Kelvin's first novel, Rookie Year: Journey of a First-Year Teacher, about a teacher who tames a group of unruly inner city students, was published in 1999. His second novel, Midnight Sunshine, a love story about a shy American accountant and his Philippine "mail-order bride," was published in 2003. His third book, President Pro Tem, published in 2010, was the first American novel to feature an African American female as the president of the United States. His fourth novel, Guilt by Association, about a black attorney defending a white supremacist who has killed a twelve-year black girl, was published in 2013. Once a Month is Kelvin's fifth novel.
Kelvin resides in Las Vegas with his wife, and currently works as a public school counselor. When he's not writing he enjoys reading, taking walks and watching reality crime shows.
Max (2016) by Bey Deckard is a unique novel about a young, married psychologist named Dr. Crane, who enters into a bizarre relationship with Max, a handsome, wicked, seductive patient. The two embark on a risky, sometimes dangerous journey in which nothing is as it appears. It's a fascinating story about unhealthy addiction. Contains significant homoerotic content. Solidly recommended. January 2, 2018
We Are Holding the President Hostage (1986) by Warren Adler is a intriguing novel about an aging mafia don called the Padre whose daughter and grandson are kidnapped by terrorists in Egypt. The Padre will stop at nothing to rescue them, even infiltrating the White House and holding both the president and the first lady hostage. It's a solid political thriller published over thirty years ago, so there are dated references to the Soviet Union, etc. Still, strongly recommended. January 1, 2018