Kelli M. Wheeler is an award-winning family columnist whose humorous and poignant tales of parenting were published for 16 years as Momservations ® both in print and online. She is the author of the Momservations® greatest hits book, DON’T FORGET YOUR LUNCH: Diapers to Diploma Parenting Wisdom and the humorous gift book MOMSERVATIONS®: THE FINE PRINT OF PARENTING.
She is also an accomplished freelance writer whose clients include former California First Lady Maria Shriver, Sacramento Parent, Bay Area Parent, Gannett News, and CBS Local. A favorite book she is published in is THE WAY OF GRATITUDE: Readings for a Joyful Life along with writings from Mary Oliver, J.K. Rowling, Jack Kornfield and Anne Lamott. Before becoming a full-time writer, Kelli worked in public relations and promotions and was a 5th grade teacher in the Elk Grove Unified School District.
“Sylvia Sue Smith, A Memoir”
…I’d like to thank Kelli Wheeler, my memoir instructor, for her guidance, encouragement and advice on this spiritual and memorable journey.
“A Life Lived on My Terms, From India to America Spanning 12,000 Miles”
I also want to thank my mentor and initial editor, Kelli Wheeler, who taught what to write and what not to write. She continuously corrected my drafts and gave sage advice, encouragement and inspiration.
I have so much to thank you for
I have so much to thank you for. When I started your class, I had somewhat of an idea
of how I was going to do Willie’s book. After starting your class, I had so much more to
say. I hope it will be a learning tool, especially for young people. Hugs.
Best kind of teacher
You have been the best kind of teacher – one who inspires us to learn more!
“Simple Treasures, Memoirs of a 39er”
Kelli, it was so fun being in your class! Of course, it had been awhile since I put pen to paper and I did have a knock-down drag-out with the pictures. Now I know it was all totally worth it! Thank you for all your guidance and encouragement! Love, Charlotte.
“Never Forget Where You Came From”
We would like to thank Kelli Wheeler for providing the guidance we needed to make this memoir possible. Without her help, it would not have become a reality.
I have learned so much
Kelli, thank you for sharing your talents with the class. I have learned so much about writing from you.
I’ve found that everyone has an interesting story to tell. I jokingly refer to Kelli’s classes as my Writing Therapy. In truth, writing has helped me sort out and better understand my experiences in life.
“Risk to Rise”
I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for the energy you put into each class.
We come in thinking that no one will ever want to read “our story” and go out thinking
we may be receiving the Pulitzer Prize in literature soon. Without your encouragement
and forward directed prompts each week I would still be back at the ‘I was born on a
dark, stormy night’ stage.
“A Shy Canadian Farm Girl Travels the Word, And Gets a Real Education!”
This memoir would not have reached the written stage without the guidance and help of Kelli Wheeler, Writing Instructor, Author, Freelance Writer and a true friend. I so appreciated her guidance and technical help.
It means so much to me to have this opportunity to write.
I wanted to tell you how thankful I am for you and for our class. It means so much to me to have this opportunity to write. Thank you for all that you do to make our class such a wonderful, welcoming, encouraging, productive experience. I am enjoying it so much! You are the best!
I am very grateful…
Kelli, you have been an inspiration and a blessing to me. I am very grateful for all your supportive help. Many hugs.
Thank you, Kelli.
Thank you, Kelli. You have given me the tools to tell the stories of my life and the stories of the people in my life.
“Opening Curtains, Letting in the Light and Finding My Path to Love, Music and Fulfillment”
It was the summer of 2020 when we were all shutdown and staying home during the COVID Pandemic. We met weekly and found that our teacher-coach-cheerleader was Kelli Wheeler, Writing Instructor, Author, and Freelance Writer. Through her help and inspiration, this book was written.