Who I Am and Why I Write

My name is Kelley “Kelita” Wood-Davis.

First and foremost, I am a Christian, but don't let that be the way you judge me.  I love my Lord, but I also don't try to cram rhetoric down other peoples' throats, because that is just not how I work.  I believe in letting people make up their own minds about who or what they want to believe in, and if my path is the path you choose, I am more then happy to help guide you, and if it's not, I am more then happy to respect your views.

I was born in North Carolina as the eldest child of a USMC officer, and I spent my childhood moving from place to place before settling in California, where I lived until 2007.   I now live in Norwalk, Iowa, which is a little semi-rural suburb of Des Moines.  I currently work as a substitute teacher for my local middle and high school and work part time at a local store.  I also am a youth leader at the church I attend.

I am married to a wonderful man who loves me immensely. I have two wonderful cats. I have a handsome teenaged stepson who is creative and funny. I have loving parents and two awesome siblings.  I have a wonderfully large and supportive extended family, and in-laws who are equally loving and supportive.

I love to look up at the clouds on a beautiful day. I love the sound rain makes as it hits the ground. I enjoy listening to snow fall.  I love the sound water makes as it flows. I love the smell of autumn leaves and hot cocoa and fresh earth.

I love to read and practically devour books.  I have been jokingly called a bookworm, and have always had my nose in one book or another.  Reading is an outlet for me, and I try to read a balance of non-fiction and fiction books.  I like almost every genre of literature, but my favorite authors are C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, E. L. Konigsburg, Lois Lowry, and Jerry Spinelli.

I extremely dislike people that have the “do as I say, not as I do” mentality and people who don’t want to see anyone else’s point of view.  If you have a narrow mind, I pity you because it means you are missing out on the world around you.  I try to believe in the motto "to each his/her own" although there are times when it is hard for me.