1. Bellini for One… & for all!!! Let’s have a party! Looking forward to the release. Go girl!

  2. Shoni Maddox-King says:

    Kelly – I read and enjoyed all of your fabulous postcards. Lived and “loved” Italy through you. I cannot wait to read Bellini For One, definitely a Best Seller!

  3. Finally! I’d gotten used to living vicariously through all your travel adventures. More please!

  4. I can’t wait for this book to come out! I loved getting Kelly’s emails about her wonderful adventures!

  5. mobetta77 says:

    Hey Kelly! Look 4ward to reading! Enjoyed come to win and I see I need purchase more! Lol

  6. Roberta says:


  7. As a COMPLETE Italophile and a former African-American, living-in-Italy expat myself, I can’t wait to finally see MY story in print!! (By the way, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the new Bellini for One website — and I especially love the FAQs and the fine-Italian-men Photo slideshow. Now I’m all inspired YET AGAIN to get myself out of America!)

  8. Kelly is a wonderful storyteller and an inspiration! Her stories of Italy are AMAZING…and have influenced a chapter in my own book on intercultural relationships. She’s even helping me with my Italian. Viola Davis should absolutely play Kelly in the film.

  9. Kelly, I would absolutely LOVE to see Bellini For One” on the shelves and would personally be first in line to get it. I lived vicariously through your wonderful postcards, photos, and adventures through Italy, savoring every single step of your journey. I looked forward to receiving your postcards and updates, so to have a book of those adventures would be beyond awesome and definitely inspire others to take on such an adventure themselves!

  10. Sandra - BigSerenaVeeFan says:

    Wow the new site is awesome! I was engrossed for a while before getting to your guest book. Great pictures etc. I think that you’re a talented writer with the ability to transport your readers to whatever place you’re describing. I know that you will do a good job of that in “Bellini for one”. I also know it will be a best seller!! Best of luck!!

  11. Donna Cohen says:

    Having shared a bellini, or two, or three with you in Positano…I cannot wait to read this! I cherished your postcards

  12. This will be a wonderful book for my clients, who are anticipating their travel and in the cold winter months…. what a great escape! Let’s go!

  13. Nilo Bolden says:

    After reading your postcards which were thoroughly enjoyable, witty & humorous I can’t wait to read Bellini for One. I look forward to it’s release.

  14. Bruce Schoenfeld says:

    I’ve always admired your work, Kelly. But when those postcards started coming, I realized what a talented writer you really are. More travel! More postcards!

  15. Phyllis says:

    I cannot wait for this book. Read the postcards and loved them!!

  16. Mary Boyer says:

    I TOLD you those post cards would make a great book, with a movie to follow. Good luck. I’ll be waiting!!

  17. I always thought your postcards would make for a great book, in part because your experience in Italy was unique, so I can’t wait for “Bellini For One” !!! I think your inclusion of a Northern Italian city and a Southern one will be particularly interesting. Plus, just describing where you lived in Positano will command readers’ attention! It was a one-of-a-kind spot!

  18. Lewis Kay says:

    always enjoyed getting these postcards. Would love to see it as a book soon!!!

  19. I can’t wait to host a book signing for you Kelly! The rest of the world deserves to laugh out loud as I did on every blissful occasion I had to read the postcard series. I eagerly anticipate reading the compilation of your adventures abroad in book form!

  20. Tamara Wayne says:

    The postcards were great. I can’t tell you how many times I laughed out loud while reading them. I welcome the opportunity to read them in book form.

    • Thanks Tammy! They were so long and I’m glad you stayed with them. They were fun to write so glad that you appreciated them as well!

  21. Karin Photogoddess says:

    Bellissima Kelly, I kept all of your postcards but would much prefer to see them in a book, with pictures too. Can’t wait for that to happen and am sooo looking forward to it :)

    • Thanks Karin!
      The postcards will be just a small part of this book, which will go much deeper and into my journals. But it promises to be a great read.

  22. Cheryl Dorsey says:

    Kelly, I am so sorry that you could not located my favorite postcard of the cigarette stuck in the guy’s private part. I am very proud of you and your writing accomplishments. May God continue to bless you always!

    • Oh, I have that photo Cheryl!. I saw it the other day. I just didn’t want to post it on this site since I don’t want this site to be X-rated just yet. LOL!

  23. Kelly, I always looked forward to your postcards. I was among many of your friends encouraging you to write them in a book. I am so happy that, that is what you have done. Bravo! I am so looking forward to reading your newest book project and having “Bellini for One” as my guest table top book. Lots of hugs, Francyne

  24. Stacie Henderson says:

    So excited! Can’t wait to get the book. When is it ready?

  25. I can still remember sitting with you and having a glass of wine on the coast of Liguria! I will look forward to your book, Kelly. You are meant to write this story!!

  26. Sandra Rice says:

    I have been waiting and waiting! I loved the postcards from Italy. Those email postcards really made me feel as if I was on an adventure, seeing the beauty of Italy and drinking belinis’s too! Cannot Wait!!

  27. Monetta Pennington says:

    I enjoyed the postcards and look forward to reading “Bellini for One.” And oh … is there a screenplay in the works?!?!! I’d love to see Nia or Gabrielle play the leading role on the big screen!

  28. Gaia Guidi Filippi says:

    Ciao bella! years have passed since I got my last postcard and I am so looking forward to this book to relive the bella vita through you once again! Baci baci!

  29. Janet Littlejohn says:

    Kelly, can’t wait for “the postcards” to be in print. I shared so many of them with family and friends. My mother is still talking about how she visualized the Christmas celebrations in Italy. It’s on her bucket list to see all the nativity scenes.

  30. I’d read anything from you – always sparkling and entertaining!

  31. I am excited to read your book !

  32. Jarrett says:

    Good luck with the book, Kelly. Can’t wait to read it! ‘Cause it’s you, I promise to buy extra copy and give it as a gift.

  33. Mark Teagarden says:

    Have heard so much about the Postcards. Would love to see this book and live vicariously through your adventures or pack up and move to Italy myself.

  34. Olivia Barker says:

    Good luck, Kelly! My goal is to read this one while sipping several bellinis.

  35. Marilyn Batchelor says:

    Kelly, I look forward to reading your book and do anything I can to help with its exposure. Thanks for the gift of great writing!! Marilyn

  36. Kevin Carter says:

    I can’t wait to read the book.I’ve read all the postcards now I’m anticipating the release.

  37. Kim Brown says:

    The synopsis alone is empowering! Italy has been added to the list. Thanks Kelly.

  38. Anna Maria Hall says:

    I can’t wait for this book! I still have a special folder in my email for your postcards.

  39. Tiffany McKinney says:

    Congrats on the new book, Kelly!!! I’ve kept all of the post cards you’ve sent me from your many travels and I love them! :) You’re an amazing storyteller with a great sense of humor. I can’t wait to check out the book.

  40. Judy Pitchford says:

    I agree with Tiffany and Anna Maria – I still have all of the postcards in my e-mail folder. Can’t wait to read the book! Congrats in advance Kelly!

  41. Michelle Mosbacher says:

    Sounds amazing….makes me want to take off to Italy right now!

  42. David Aldridge says:

    I love Kelly. I love Kelly’s writing. I love Kelly’s writing about Italy. I love Kelly’s writing about Italy and you’ll love it too! I love Kelly’s writing and you’ll love it too–so much that you may use much more colorful and declarative language than I have. But then again, you’re much more talented than I am. Buy Kelly’s book.

  43. Tracie Howard says:

    Reading your postcards were definitely the next best thing to being there myself!!! I do miss the escapes and can’t wait to read more!

  44. Congratulations on starting your new book. Sounds wonderful. Us writers have to stick together!

  45. Stefhen Bryan says:

    Looking forward to your next book, AND the movie.

  46. Denise Paulson says:

    I couldn’t wait for the next one!! I sent them to all my friends… Just fastinating.

  47. Margherita Abbozzo Heuser says:

    Kelly’s postcards from Italy are both touching and amusing, even for a native Italian reader! Kelly has a real gift for fearlessly braving new places and meeting new people. She reports back with kind humour, sensitivity and a infectious enthusiasm for all of life’s pleasures.

  48. Deborah Walker says:

    I absolutely loved your stories from Italy! I laughed out loud. Congratulations. I see this being more than a best seller. I see a movie deal :-)

  49. The Italian postcards with the “read between the lines twists” were the best, they made my imagination run wild. I would check my e-mail daily for the next one. I’m glad you came back to the United States, but I sure did miss them when you returned. I can’t wait for the book release to reee-live it all over again!

  50. Kelly, I was inspired by your courage to pick up and move to Italy. I loved the photos and the stories, and because of you, I developed a new appreciation for Italy in the process. I’m still hoping to get there very soon…

  51. Michelle says:

    Kelly, I had always hoped you would make a book out of all those wonderful, hilarious and sexy stories from Italy! I really used to look forward to the next installment in my e-mail box. Your adventures were way more interesting than those celebrity stories we used to write! I am so glad you are putting all the stories together in one neat package! Count me in!

  52. Nick Charles says:

    Your wonderful cards kept us up to date on your doings in Italia, and of course, Lucia’s. Can’t wait to be able to read them all over again. Congrats babe!!

  53. I looked forward to receiving Kelly’s postcards when she was abroad and lived vicariously through her adventures. I’d send them to people who didn’t even know her and they got hooked themselves! Kelly is a one-and-only and I’m sure the book will be too! Can’t wait!

  54. Susan Irby the Bikini Chef says:

    Bella! We met in Italia, enjoyed pranzo, cena, Veuve… how awesome it would be to re-experience all of your travels in a book! You certainly have had so many wonderful experiences and to share them with others… readers would love it. When’s it coming out? I want a copy now. :)

  55. Sabrina Ford says:

    How cool. Are you back in Italy?? I miss you. Good luck with your venture!

  56. Deborah says:

    If only I had saved all those emails …

  57. Gil Robertson says:

    Kelly – can’t wait to read about your adventures.

  58. Beverly Ward says:

    Since I was able to share a visit with you in beautiful Italy…I would love to read all the postcards and show others! Can’t wait to read the collection!

  59. I can’t wait to get my paws on this as a book…when when when?

  60. Kelly, I loved reading these when you were in Italy, can’t wait for the book. xoxo Frank

  61. Ann Oldenburg says:

    Kelly – I loved reading your postcards! I miss them. You need a new country – France, maybe? Make it a series!
    Cheers – Ann

  62. Michael says:

    Kelly I miss receiving your postcards from Italy and living through your exploitsâ?¦where to next!

  63. Cheryl Ward says:

    Kelly — I always hoped “Postcards” would become a book. Remembered reading them and anxiously awaiting the next one! Hope it progresses well and can’t wait to get my signed copy!!!

  64. Tanya Diggs says:

    Kelly, I loved receiving your postcards from Italy and I am glad you decided to put them in a book to share with the world. Your words have always been inspiring and I know this book will encourage others to follow their passion.

  65. Stacey Zinman says:

    Your postcards were postcards from another world! They reminded me to stay true to who I am and to NEVER stop having fun!

  66. I am so excited for my friend and Soror, Kelly Carter. She is a fantastic author and a masterful storyteller. I am proud of her and soooo envious of her fantabulous travels! Girl, I have to go with you next time!!!! Congratulations and many blessings to you!!!!

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