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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Kesha Denice Donnelly  

Pen Name: Kesha Denice

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult; Young Adult;

Born: 1975 in Chicago Illinois


-- Website -- http://www.keshadenice.webs.com
-- Kesha Denice Donnelly on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=kesha+denice+donnelly


Illinois Connection

I was born in Chicago Illinois, lived in Galesburg Illinois for a few years and currently live in Bloomington Illinios.

Biographical and Professional Information

A native of Chicago, IL, Kesha was born on January 12, 1975, to Ray and Valerie Harrell. In 1980 her family moved to Galesburg, IL, where she discovered her love for writing in the third grade. She participated in the Young Authors writing contest and submitted a short story titled The Case of the Missing Coin, which earned her third place.Kesha's family moved to Bloomington, IL in 1983. From 1989 - 1993 she attended Normal Community High School where she was Co-Editor for the school newspaper. Kesha had many articles published, and earned a Blue Ribbon Award for her Editorial writing. She went on to attend a junior college to pursue a career in Journalism. After completing her first year, she placed her education on hold to marry and start a family. In 1995 Kesha returned to school part time and held a variety of interesting jobs. In 2001 she was hired at a Fortune 500 Insurance Company and once again put her education on hold. Determined to finish what she started, she returned to school in 2006 and simultaneously balanced working and going to school full-time. In 2008 she graduated from the University of Phoenix with a Bachelor's of Science in Business Management. Kesha spends her spare time on her true passion, writing fiction. She is a talented writer and has a unique ability to take a fraction of truth and put a realistic, yet fictional twist to her story that leaves her readers wondering what's real and what's not. She develops her characters in a way that will have you loving them one minute and hating them the next. Her books are guaranteed to capture your attention from the very start, all the way through to the end.


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Titles At Your Library

Euphoria
ISBN: 145650892X

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 2011

No one would have ever expected the unpredictable chain of events that caused Teena Woods to abandon her morals and values and travel down a dark path that led her into a world filled with crime, drugs, and prostitution. . . Teena Woods was an over protected, naive small town girl with an optimistic future. In high school she had the perfect boyfriend she earned a four-year scholarship to the college of her choice and she had her future mapped out. Life for Teena was complete, and then she was betrayed. Ignoring her pain, Teena takes a blind leap into a world full of self-destruction. Unable to break free from an obsession of love, she allows her innocence to be stolen, her trust to be misused and her body to be abused. She is forced to find the courage and the inner strength to turn her life around when she realizes she could be responsible for claiming the life of an innocent victim.


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