New Romance Novel Tells a Pragmatic, Modern Fairytale

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Author Kelly Andria regales readers with a romantic comedy of errors woven with a deep moral message

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A neurotic gallery owner. An artist making his debut with a phallic show. A chef with a chance to make or break at a ritzy art show. These are just some of the colorful characters that populate The Art of Change, a romantic comedy of errors written by Kelly Andria.

Gallery owner Nellie, a giving yet neurotic New Yorker, brings together a mismatched cast of characters in the opening of Ryan Whittaker’s debut, a phallic show. Little does she know that she is setting the scene for odd and unpredictable relationships, much like Shakespeare in Midsummer Night’s Dream. The frenzied, magical mix-up is an outrageous farce with a deep moral message: “there is a RIGHT place for everyone in this world and love and friendship cement us in it.”

The Art of Change is a funny, smooth reading romance, which deals with bridging differences in gender, education, social milieu, in an insane but pragmatic, modern fairytale, set in New York City. The twists of the plot are written without an ounce of cynicism but simply acknowledging that life is neither here nor there, neither black or white and all can be dealt with in real friendship and love.

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About the Author
Kelly Andria is the pen name of two very close friends who decided to write a story to make people laugh. The two authors, although different in many ways and viewpoints, have a lot in common. Both Greek Americans coming from conservative vibrant families, they learned to speak and act as they believe. Fair but always kind. Their passion for art, food and romance led them to become authors of a comedy that redefines the “boy meets girl” norm. The wacky one of the group knew that they had the stories in them. The other half quickly became convinced as their quirky characters took shape and form and gained a voice of their own.

If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you. —Gospel of Thomas

The Art of Change * by Kelly Andria
Publication Date: July 18, 2012
Trade Paperback; $15.99; 347 pages; 978-1-4771-2001-9
Trade Hardback; $22.99; 347 pages; 978-1-4771-2002-6
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4771-2003-3

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