Kelly Artieri

Award Winning Author & Illustrator

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Who knew death could be so eclectic?

Relish this mesmerizing murder mystery mash-up of short stories.

The stories come from an international cast of ten 
authors. Their roots, cultures, and life experiences are as diverse as their writing styles.
One thing binds them together: they know how to tell a story. 

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TCK Publishing is an international publisher specializing in mass market trade book publishing. We publish fiction and non-fiction eBooks, print books and audiobooks in all major genres and niches.

Readers are why we all joined the publishing industry in the first place. They’re why we do what we do: we’re looking to entertain, inform, and connect with readers all over the world. So it only made sense that our book awards program would bring together authors and devoted readers with the 2017 Readers Choice Awards. Nearly 1,200 authors entered their work, and over 35,000 readers worldwide voted on their favorites.

We are pleased to announce that the Grand Prize winner of the 2017 TCK Publishing Readers’ Choice Awards is Kelly Artieri. Her book “A Spot In My Heart” not only won the Grand Prize, but was also voted top in the Memoir Genre Category.

Her book is a personal memoir of life with her deaf Dalmatian. Her casual, friendly style of writing makes it easy to follow as she tells you her heartwarming story.

It’s Vinnie’s story, though, that really steals the show. From hilarious tales of mishaps and trouble-making to heart-wrenching recollections of illness and pain, A Spot in My Heart captivates from the very first page. Peppered with photographs of the adorable pup, Kelly Artieri’s creative and cheerful memoir is a pure joy to read. Her gentle optimism and unconditional love for her family’s “bad puppy” oozes off the page, carrying readers along on her journey of love and acceptance alongside Vinnie the Dalmatian. A Spot in My Heart: Loving a Special Needs Dog is reminiscent of touching tales like Marley & Me, with the sort of pure love and merriment that can only come from a truly wonderful dog.

Kelly is a passionate storyteller about real life; she just tells it like it is. Her writing style makes you feel that she is speaking directly to you as you read through her journeys. She is relatable and honest with her stories. Her humor and wit will have you laughing.  


Reading this book is like having a heart to heart conversation with the author about the joys and heartaches of dog ownership. My dogs are "normal", but, like people, none are perfect. Communication in any and all forms is essential in all relationships, whether it's dog to dog or people to people. I like books that entertain and teach at the same time; this book is one of the best in that regard. This is Ms. Artieri's first book, but I certainly hope it won't be her last.

Loved this book! What a great story by an amazing storyteller. I felt like the author was speaking to just me and I wrapped myself around the story. I laughed, I cried, and I cheered. The author may be new, but not for long when people start talking about this book. this is a MUST read by all!

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Kelly Artieri is a professional illustrator with degrees in Medical & Scientific Illustration, as well as illustrates children's books for Elk Lake Publishing. She is also an award winning author of her personal memoir A Spot in My Heart . Living on the south shore of Lake Ontario in the Buffalo, NY area, she is a passionate storyteller about real life and is now considered a multi-genre author.

Awarded the Grand Prize of the 2017 TCK Publishing Readers’ Choice, her book not only won top honors overall, but was also voted the winner in the memoir genre. Kelly began journaling after the loss of a beloved pet, she and her family had adopted due to his special needs. Her journals became Vinnie’s story, an award winning memoir. It is not a dog book; it is a powerful memoir with a dog in it.

Artieri’s collaborative effort, Death Among Us, is a Murder Mystery short story anthology with 10 international authors. Four of her stories are featured in the release. She fell in love almost immediately with writing fiction and touts her version of murder mystery with a memoir writer’s hand.

Among her works in progress, she is currently working on a new murder mystery novella, as well as a highly anticipated psychological drama, Rough Water. . In addition to her multi-genre efforts, she signed a contract publishing two children’s books that she both wrote and illustrated releasing this summer.


Great Story! This is a must read for anyone who ever loved a pet. A heartwarming story of love and dedication that will make you both laugh and cry.



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Ink Spot Storybooks are handmade Children’s books.

Each illustration is hand drawn and the pages are laminated & spiral bound.


You can provide the story to be illustrated or just a theme and I will write and illustrate the story for you.


Every book is one of a kind with fun imperfections of  hand drawn work & make beautiful gifts for a special child or mom to be.

I am available for all illustration projects.

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