“Kelly Braffet is extraordinary . . . Familiar yet entirely unique, THE UNWILLING is the sort of story that seeps under your skin and pulses there, intimate and vibrant and alive. Fantasy at its most sublime.”

Erin Morgenstern, bestselling author of The Night Circus
Available 2/11/20
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The Unwilling, a novel by Kelly Braffet

The Unwilling

A novel by Kelly Braffet

The Unwilling is the story of Judah, a foundling born with a special gift and raised inside Highfall castle along with Gavin, the son and heir to Lord Elban’s vast empire. Judah and Gavin share an unnatural bond that is both the key to her survival…and possibly her undoing.

As Gavin is groomed for his future role, Judah comes to realize that she has no real position within the kingdom, in fact, no hope at all of ever traveling beyond its castle walls. Elban—a lord as mighty as he is cruel—has his own plans for her, for all of them.

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3 months ago

Kelly Braffet

Hey, Facebooketeers! I am . . . not great about being active here, but if you're on IG I now have a public account there: @kellybraffetwriter. If you follow me there, I can promise lots of pictures of our animal horde, and occasional work-stuff updates.

In the words of the great Laurel Bristow (@kinggutterbaby on IG and my very serious infectious-disease-researcher crush): wash your hands, cover your face and be excellent to each other.

ETA: IIRC more people will see this if I add a photo, so here's a screenshot of my favorite piece of non-virus @kinggutterbaby advice. WHERE WAS THIS WOMAN WHEN I WAS SINGLE. (Answer: like, grade school, I think.)
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6 months ago

Kelly Braffet

Exciting times: the JOSIE & JACK film, directed by the inimitable Sarah Lancaster, is finally streaming! On Amazon Prime, iTunes, OnDemand, and a bunch of other services that I've never heard of. But maybe you have, so check your favorites! I am very excited and impressed and proud of our little movie, and I hope all of you like it, too. ... See MoreSee Less

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reviews & blurbs

  • “What makes this thriller exhilarating is the unexpected strength a clueless but determined mother finds in herself and how much the reader comes to care about her difficult daughter. Each is a missing person well worth finding.”
    Mystery Scene Magazine