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Kelli Pryor (1964 - )Genre: Non-Fiction, Romance Novel
Kelli Pryor is a celebrity journalist who has worked for Picture Week magazine, New York magazine and Entertainment Weekly (1989-1993). Raised in the Ozarks, in Carterville, MO, and a graduate of the University of Missouri, Pryor has lived since 1993 on Lake Arrowhead in Limerick, Maine, with her husband, Andrew Rosenstein, also a writer. Besides the two works of non-fiction she's co-authored under the name Pryor -- No Words to Say Goodbye (1994, with Raimonda Kopelnitsky), about a young Soviet-Jewish girl adapting to life in America, and For Real: The Uncensored Truth About America's Teenagers (1995, with Jane Pratt, former editor of Sassy magazine), profiles of American teens and their issues -- Pryor has also written three romances under the pseudonym Annie Garrett.
As Garrett, she's published Angel Falling Too Close to the Ground in 1995, which met with mixed reviews (negative review of Angel Falling) -- the character of the country music star/ first love is rumoured to be based on Randy Travis; Because I Wanted You (1997); and <">After You (1998), set on a Maine island, which also met with mixed reviews and to which Pryor has sold the screenplay rights to Dreamworks Studios (review of After You from Bookbrowser).