My Journey As an Author by Diana Kelly

To those of you who have visited my website I say, “thank you”.  To those reading my blog, I want to say that I have appreciated your comments.  I only wish I have had the time to be more responsive, and I hope to be able to make more comments in the future.

I never considered myself a writer prior to my experience with “J”.  But as as my relationship with “J” began to take on a life of its own, I searched for information and found little.  in fact, nothing much was known about what it meant to be transgender, let alone what it meant to be transsexual.  As I experienced “J’s” transition, and tried to support “J”, I wished for support for myself.  I had fears and along with those fears came questions I had no one to ask of for answers.

My fears and lack of information often undermined my responses to “J” who I loved and wanted to be supportive of. I just did not know what “J” needed.

Searching for clarification and insight, I quickly realized there was a need for information for significant others.  I forged ahead and struggled to find answers on my own.  I don’t say I took the right course of action, but I took the paths that presented themselves. I came to the conclusion that perhaps if I spoke out, shared my experience, maybe I could help others who might find themselves in a similar situation.  I felt the best course of action was to write a book.  Decision made, I began.   Sounds simple?   Ha!  It wasn’t.

I struggled for four years just to write the first sentence on paper.  One pulls memoir deep from within the inner self. I found that I had to confront more than the story of our relationship in writing the book, I had to expose my own self.   Fears set in.  Who would listen?  Would anyone really want to know our story?   I began to fear the reaction of family and friends, let alone ‘the world’.   And then, one day, I  knew I what I needed to say:  “I am an ordinary woman.”   

And in explaining that “J” was not an “ordinary man”,  my journey, and our extraordinary story unfolds, one chapter at a time.

Nearly fourteen years later, I published “The Sky Turned Green & The Grass Turned Blue:  Diane’s Story” which I hope may help you on your journey to understanding.  You can find my book on Amazon Books, in paperback and Kindle.  You can purchase in almost any e-book format through Smashwords.com, and can request at Barnes and Noble.  Many San Francisco independent booksellers carry my book, as well as, booksellers in the East Bay, and Compass Books at the San Francisco Airport, terminals 2 and 3.

THANK YOU.  Diane

 

PODCASTS about “The Sky Turned Green & The Grass Turned Blue: Diane’s Story”

I am happy to say that I have done podcasts about my book which are available.

Please check them out!!

YouTube:

Scott Calhoun of The Inner Typewriter, did an interview with me on writing “Memoir”  and what it took to write the book.

Creative Happy Hour Podcast has also done a YouTube Podcast with me and you can find it under their “Creative Conversations with Author, Diana Kelly”   It is also available on iHeartRadio, and Apple Podcasts

Film maker/Podcaster, Tony Gapastione,  of BraveMaker Podcasts interviewed me on his Podcast No. 9 and this can be listened to on Apple Podcasts, as well as, Stitcher and Spotify.

Here is that link: https://www.stitcher.com/show/the-brave-maker-podcast/episode/9-the-sky-turned-green-and-the-grass-turned-blue-60455405

Additionally, Melisa Adams, LilyCat and Stuff, at FCCFreeRadio.com interviewed me twice on the subject(s) of Transsexuality and BDSM (bondage, submission, sadism and masochism)

February 17, 2019 –

and May 5, 2019 –

Each podcaster approaches their questions about the book in a unique way.  I hope you will take time out to listen, and if you will subscribe. I loved doing these podcasts. THANK YOU, PODCASTERS!!

 

The Sky Turned Green & The Grass Turned Blue – Diane’s Story

The Sky Turned Green and The Grass Turned Blue – Diane’s Story
(My Personal Journey as the Significant Other to an M2F Transsexual)

The  book is available on Amazon.com in Paperback and Kindle ebook

https://amzn.to/2S4Ignu


INTENT: Support for the significant others of transsexuals and transgender, to advocate the necessity of being your authentic self, and to share information with others. By this, I hope to support your own journey, or add to your understanding of the journey of someone you know.

ABOUT ME: I was a 45-year-old heterosexual woman, divorced with children, when I met Jack and fell in love. Seven years into our relationship, he confided his secret desire–Jack wanted to be a woman. Before his disclosure, I had no reason to suspect his interest. It was a shocking surprise! It was the decade of the 1990’s. Little information was available to help ME understand ‘Why’ and ‘What next”. Not only was Jack in transition, but by virtue of the circumstance, so was I. Guided by my heart, I began a journey of my own. Stepping out of my comfort zone, I challenged my attitudes and belief systems, as well as, my own sexual orientation to help me decide ‘Do I stay, or do I go”?

Thank you for your interest in this subject matter and my story.