Pitching my Novel

Hi – I’m Kailey Ann, and I want to be America’s Next Great Author.

Links to Watch Video Pitch:

I said, “YES!” to myself and submitted my 75-second pitch to be considered for the pilot of @americasnextgreatauthor! Semi finalists will be announced Oct. 1–See their profile for more details!

This is such an exciting opportunity for #indieauthors like me, and let me tell ya—the #authorslife is creating amazing characters, settings, and stories to share with the world… yet finding it very hard to talk about ourselves! I am a writer by trade and by nature; I like to observe and write what inspires me, so being on camera is OUT of my comfort zone (as my love @aj_capuano would attest, as he painstakingly cuts my anxious huffing out of our podcast 😂), which is why it was important to me to do this pitch by my own grit (shot with iPhone 13 mini in Cinematic mode).

Anyone who knows me well knows I’ve always dreamed of crushing it on Deal or No Deal, but I actually think America’s Next Great Author will bring the same heat🔥 but probly be less of a gamble in my case 🙋‍♀️✍️

MILY THE MILLENNIAL is available NOW in #paperback and #hardcover on Amazon Books, and it’s #freetoread for #kindleunlimited subscribers!

Let me know if you wanna read my book with a ‘like’ and go support another #indieartist!

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MILY THE MILLENNIAL | NOW ON AMAZON!

A Tall Tale by Kailey Ann – Written by a Millennial, for Millennials!

I’ve put my heart and soul into this novel over the last two years. Already, as of the last time I looked at my KDP dashboard, 129 copies have either been sold or downloaded by readers on Amazon Kindle, or in Paperback/Hardcover editions! I can’t believe so many have already invested in Mily’s story. She and I thank you all, new readers and old, for that incredible show of support!

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Every aspect of my book is my vision, down to the typefaces and page setting. Awesome artwork by Thom J. Berger. Here’s me, authortok-ing and fishing for reviews 🙋‍♀️♠️ #booktok #magicalrealism #fantasy #metafiction #climatefiction #talltales

♬ Theme from “The Chronicles of Narnia” (Only the Beginning of the Adventure) – Movie Sounds Unlimited

Help me keep this train going! Soon I’m going to be doing a Q&A about my writing process, the book, and any/everything you want to know about where this story is heading in the future!

ORDER ON AMAZON in Kindle eBook, Paperback, & Hardcover!

Check Out this Excerpt from Chapter 7 – “Ordeal”

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A pivotal conversation between Mily (the Millennial) and her dad, Jack Dog Yoder ♠️ From my new book! FREE Kindle eBook (for a limited time) and available in print editions on Amazon! Link in bio! #authortok #whatstrump #MILYTHEMILLENNIAL #dialogue #excerpt

♬ original sound – Kailey Ann

BOOK RELEASE! Mily the Millennial: A Tall Tale

Order Your Copy Today!

Mily the Millennial is available in Hardcover, Paperback, and Kindle eBook editions!

Mily the Millennial: A Tall Tale | Hardcover $25 • Paperback $15 • Kindle eBook $5

In the summer of 2001, a seven year old girl named Mily trips head-first into a patch of Pitcher’s thistle. She loses almost all her marbles from the fall, and winds up with magic bugs in her brain. 

The bugs, which Mily and her friends call ‘Clairs,’ grant her various clairvoyances—giving Mily a higher sense of awareness in her everyday life. Knowing no one would believe her, she keeps it a secret from the grown-ups.

A global turn of events cloisters Mily and her family underground, far away from any thistle plants. There, in the Land of Far-Fetched, the Clairs reveal their true purpose for Mily.

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MILY THE MILLENNIAL: A Tall Tale by Kailey Ann

Hi, I’m Kailey Ann. I write because I hafta. Author Made in Indiana, USA.

I’m reading every chapter of my book aloud before the release! MILY THE MILLENNIAL is a new Inspired/Climate Fiction novel about a kid named Mily, who has magic bugs in her brain.

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RELEASE DATE 07.14.22

A few personal words from an Author

Hey Y’all ✌️


Writing Mily’s story has truly been one of the biggest joys of my life. The level of engagement I’ve seen from new and established readers of mine is encouraging in a way I don’t know how to express. I know I’ve been tossing out “coming soons” for months now, and I appreciate those who are sticking with me despite the wait. I hope beyond hope when you are finally able to read the whole story, you’ll feel the wait was worth it.


So much of what held me up during this project is self doubt. I’ve never wanted to be anything but a writer (except when I wanted to be a paleontologist when I was 5), so as the social landscape has started changing so radically over the last few years, there were a few times I admit I was afraid. Cancel Culture is an enemy of mine; I don’t believe in it one bit. That’s not to say we shouldn’t call out the evils in our world and work to make life better for our communities, but when cancelling begins, the lines blur. The standards for some are not the same for others. As a person who was forever impacted by stories like Harry Potter, I feared what would happen if I put my words to paper and made a mistake out of ignorance or arrogance or really anything. I analyzed my views in every facet of my life to death. I considered the good and bad I’ve done and how to speak truth through fiction in a way that stays; I want to write evergreen, but more and more it feels like the standards change on a daily basis. I started to think that I needed to have it all figured out, know my spirit inside and out, in order to be sure I was doing good work, sowing healing and not strife with my words.

Mily has helped me see and grow beyond that. And now that I’m so, SO close to finishing this project, Mily’s bravery is strengthening me and giving me courage. So here is what I want my existing and future readers to know…


My work won’t be perfect because I am imperfect. But my intent with this project was to listen, reflect, and shed light on the great insights that children have every day. This is a story about an eight year old girl, and while I have made every effort for it to be something a child could pick up and read and be unharmed, the intended audience is not kids—it’s adults of all ages. I have faith in Mily, and no matter what the world may think of her, she will always be my hero. Without discovering her, the last few years would have been much harder and sadder for me. She is my little light, and I’m gonna let her shine.


Chapter 4 introduces an idea I’ve been afraid to share, but no more. If Mily could live it then I can share it. All I want is to make art that is better than me, and I feel I’m getting closer. I am filled with hope for that, anyway ✨

Next week I’ll have more to put out there. In a few after that, it’ll all be out there in the light of day. Yay 😁


Here’s III. Upturned 🤟

MILY THE MILLENNIAL | III. Upturned. Copyright 2021 by Kailey Ann. All rights reserved. This is the third chapter of a #metafiction novel by Kailey Ann, read aloud by the author. Discover more about this story at HEDERAREADS.COM.
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