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.
Finding Grace: Captured by a Cult (2017) by Warren Adler is a compelling novel about Harry and Paulie, two divorced parents trying to wrestle their adult daughter Grace from the clutches of a religious cult. At the same time they struggle to deal with their love and attraction for each other in spite of Paulie’s remarried status. A little too must time is spent on the parents’ history but still solidly recommended. December 3, 2017
Invisible (2015) by James Patterson and David Ellis is an exciting novel about Emmy, a lowly FBI research analyst, who tries to convince the Bureau that a string of seemingly unrelated house fires that result in single fatalities—including the death of her own sister—is the work of a serial killer and not just unfortunate accidents. The story is a well done page turner. Not my usual fare but highly recommended. December 1, 2017