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Frequently Asked Questions

Elaine R Kelly, Author of the Christian fiction and empowering blogs

Forgotten Followers from Broken to Bold shows women in the Bible overcoming trauma, following a rebel teacher who is educating, equipping, and empowering women. 

Because She Was Called: from Broken to Bold, Book 2, A Novel of the Early Church shows how the early church understood God's message of equality for all, affirming LGBTQ+ and women and men.

The Sword: A Fun Way to Engage in Healthy Debate on What the Bible Says About a Woman's Role contains 104 flashcards contrasting ideas using a fencing motif.

Click on the Blogs tab for research articles on church history and theology.  

Where Can I Buy the Historical Fiction Forgotten Followers?

For the widest distribution possible, Forgotten Followers from Broken to Bold Book 1 is published and distributed via IngramSparks and made available to all retailers.

Please click the linktree to get the best price from a variety of online retailers or to buy directly from the publisher, FriesenPress (at the FriesenPress store, be sure to go to the bottom of the page to toggle between US$ and CDN$.

Links to buy Because She Was Called and The Sword on Amazon are on the Linktree button.

Can I buy the Forgotten Followers Paperback in Person?

Don't like shopping online?

Detest paying high shipping costs?

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Shop at The Nook:

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More Bookstores will be listed soon.


Please contact me:

  • if you would like me to reach out to your favourite independent bookstore 

  • if you are a bookstore owner or manager interested in consignment sales.

  • if you would like to a bulk order (10 or more copies)  for a group or book club, contact me to buy directly.


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Where Can I Hear the Author? 

Elaine R Kelly Author is on YouTube!

Check out:

  • book trailer for Forgotten Followers: from Broken to Bold

  • video of book launch event

  • book trailer for The Sword

  • Author interviews

  • videos on topics of biblical equality and women in leadership.

Please contact me to arrange:​

  • Public readings/signings

  • Interviews/Appearances

When Can I Get Book 2 of the Series?

Coming April 16, 2024
to Amazon
Because She Was Called
from Broken to Bold, Book 2
A novel of the early church 

After legalists kill Stephen, followers of The Way scatter. Susannah takes off to Caesarea and lands in the arms of a deacon. But will he limit her freedoms? Will romance pull her away from obeying God's call? Torn by grief and anger, where will Joanna turn for shelter? Will she testify before powerful men? Will loyalty to Jesus cost her the loss of her son?

“A remarkable tale affirming Christian egalitarianism that will captivate, provoke, and inspire readers on an unforgettable journey through the origins of Christianity.” -Prairies Book Review

This is a Christian egalitarian and LGBTQ+ affirming fiction.

Has the author written for other organization?

Yes! Check out links to published articles

Mary Magdalene's Miracle 

CBE International, 04/2024


From Prostitutes to Priests: How We Imagine Women Matters, CBE International, 07/2023

Making Christian Fiction Better, Christian Indie Publishing Association, 10/2023

Biblical Fiction Framed by Biblical Truth, Christian Indie Publishing Association, 11/2023

Eight tips for Eight Months of Editing, Charlotte Readers Podcast, 08/2021

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