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.
Fatal (2017) by John Lescroat is an interesting novel about the aftermath of a one time sexual encounter between a male and female, both married. Later, the male is murdered and the story focuses on the murder investigation conducted by the adulterous female's best friend, who happens to be a police inspector with issues of her own. I found the various parade of characters a tad confusing at times but overall the novel moves along at a steady pace. Recommended. February 19, 2018
Trafficked: A Mex Anderson Novel (2018) by Peg Brantley is an engrossing story about a pair of romantically involved private investigators who, along with a novelist, try to rescue three young women abducted and sold as prostitutes. While the rescuers’ activities are told in the third person, all three victims’ stories are told in the first person, making their ordeals more harrowing. Strongly recommended. February 12, 2018