About Vicki

Personal life

Originally from Dayton, Ohio, I have been married for 24 years and have two adult children. My husband and I live in Fredericksburg Virginia.


I spent 14 years between active duty and the naval reserves. I currently work in Information Technology.

I wrote my first story in 8th grade: It was a sad teen love story that also had a lesson in becoming strong. My teacher was so impressed she told me if I kept writing I would one day become an author.

The Freelance Star Local Author Spotlight

Feb 20, 2021


Name: Vicki L. Kelly

Website: vickikelly.com

Connection to Fredericksburg region: Local resident
I was inspired to write a book because: I always wanted to write a book since I wrote my first story at 14 years old. I never had time until I started teleworking due to COVID. I heard a song on the Soundscapes channel in early June, and a story about a past life was revealed to me. The more I played the song, the more my story unfolded. After I stopped crying, I started writing. This is the first of a three-book series. 
Favorite time/place to write: I love to write on my back porch, or my home office, early in the morning or late in the evening, listening to music.
Future plans as an author: I currently have four more books in draft form.

What I learned from the writing/publishing process: It is easier now than it was about 20 years ago. All of your research can be done online. I have learned that writing is my passion, and for as long as I can, I will be creating some story in my mind to put on paper.
My advice for those trying to write a book: Do your research online. Compare the top 10 publishing companies. I am self-published, but used a publishing company.

About my work
Book titles: “A City in the Sand,” published in 2020; “A City in the Sand—The Lost Years,” published in 2021 and A City in the Sand – the Beginning” published in 2022.
Plot summaries: Romantic fiction with supernatural undertones about love lost and found again through time travel and reincarnation. A retired widow who lives on a beach almost gets hit by a car and is saved by a handsome young stranger. Then, strange things begin happening to her and she finds out the stranger is a lover from 2,000 ago and has been waiting for her to be reborn to him. The problem is that he also has a twin brother who is jealous and will stop at nothing to have her to himself since she’s a reincarnated queen from Kush.

Publisher: Bookbaby.com
Publication date: June 14, 2020
Genre: Erotic literature/adult fiction
Who should read my book? Adults
You can buy my book: vickikelly.comamazon.combarnesandnoble.com.

New Release

The Beginning

Explore Vicki's books


A City in the Sand 
A City in the Sand – The Lost Years 
A City in the Sand – The Beginning 
A City In The Sand

Lynn Williams is a 65-year-old woman who has been widowed for five years, has two adult children living in Ohio and New York, and lives on the beach in a condo in Fripp Island, South Carolina. One day while walking back to her condo from the local market, she’s almost hit by a car. A very attractive young man named Akin who is 6’7 and about 35 years old saves her life. Then strange things start happening to her. Nobody else can see this man but her. Then he finally confesses that she is a reincarnated queen from Kush (modern day Sudan) and he was her lover and captain of her army! He has been traveling through time waiting for her to be reborn to him. But he has a twin brother, Akil, who was also in her army and in love with her. He too has followed his brother because if he can’t have her, neither can his brother.

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My second book, “The Lost Years,” takes place 2,000 years prior in the city of Kush where Amanitore rules as queen and the brothers were both in love with her.

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