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Kelly McWilliams

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'Selling the Idea of a Rockstar Team Instead of Yourself' with Kelly McWilliams of Kelly McWilliams Celebrations Weddings & Parties

The Confetti Hour Podcast

Kelly McWilliams, a destination wedding planner-designer has been producing weddings, social events and celebrations since 2002 in Florida, Mexico and the West Indies. In 2020 Kelly launched a new branch to her company, A Last Minute Wedding which speaks to couples who want the full wedding experience in 90 days or less. She also launched her podcast for engaged couples, "This vs That, Wedding Decisions with Kelly McWilliams". Kelly has been widely published globally in her 19 years, but is much more proud that she has educated & sponsored over 40 student interns from FGCU. If you were to ask Kelly what she is most proud of outside of her work, she’d say it was her family. Kelly has been married to her husband, who is also named Kelly for +20 years and is a mom to daughters Madeline & Emily and dogs Monreau Gray and Olive Bleu. You will hear all about Kelly's journey and tips for 'Selling the Idea of a Rockstar Team Instead of Yourself'! We will finish up with 'What She Wishes Other Vendors Knew' and of course, her 'Confetti Hour Confession.' - Featured Guest: Kelly A McWilliams of Kelly McWilliams Celebrations Weddings & Parties Website: https://www.kellymcwilliams.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kellyamcwilliams/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KellyMcWilliamsCelebrations - Help support Renée and The Confetti Hour show with a small contribution of $3 per month or yearly contribution to the show. Your support goes towards the professional maintenance of the show allowing Renée to continue to bring on reputable wedding professionals weekly to share their incredible journeys and tangible tips to help wedding professionals elevate their services. Consider supporting at https://www.patreon.com/theconfettihour

1hr 7mins

18 Jun 2021

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"I write about the oppression of women because it makes me so angry." I talk with Kelly McWilliams!

Teen People

The premise of this podcast is pretty simple: I interview people who were in Teen People magazine as young adults. Some of these kids (now in their 30s and 40s) were featured in Teen People as young models, interns, and journalists. Others had overcome adversity, and shared moving stories with Teen People’s readers. And some, like my guest in this episode, appeared on Teen People’s annual list called, "20 Teens Who Will Change the World". Kelly McWilliams was a teenager when she published her first novel. These days, Kelly's working on her third novel, while promoting Agnes at the End of the World; a dystopian YA book published in 2020. Agnes at the End of the World received starred reviews in School Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews, and Publisher’s Weekly. It was also featured, funnily enough, in People magazine’s “20 Best Books to Read This Summer”, in the summer of 2020.Kelly spoke with me from her home in Colorado, where she told me about an entirely coincidental connection between her and my very first guest on this podcast, Caron Levis. Caron (who once interned at Teen People) teaches in the Creative Writing MFA program at The New School in New York. Guess who took one of her courses? That’s right, it’s my guest, Kelly McWilliams.Podcast Notes:Take a look at Kelly's website: www.kellymcwilliamsauthor.com, and find her on Instagram at kellymmcwilliams.Kelly (an author) and I (a librarian) referenced a whole bunch of books and writers in our chat! They are:Natalie Babbitt:Tuck Everlasting (1975, Farrar, Straus and Giroux)Octavia Butler:Parable of the Sower (1993, Four Walls)Suzanne Collins:The Hunger Games (2008, Scholastic)Christopher Paul Curtis:The Watsons Go to Birmingham – 1963 (1995, Delacorte Press)Nalo HopkinsonN. K. Jemisin:How Long 'til Black Future Month? (2018, Orbit Books)Carolyn Jessop and Laura Palmer:Escape (2007, Broadway Books)Leah Johnson:You Should See Me In a Crown (2020, Scholastic)Caron LevisRobin McKinley:The Hero and the Crown (1984, Greenwillow Books)Kelly McWilliams:Doormat (2004, Random House Children's Books)Agnes at the End of the World (2020, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)Mirror Girls (2022, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)Bethany C. Morrow:A Song Below Water (2020, Tor Teen)Sarah Moss:Ghost Wall (2018, Farrar, Straus and Giroux)Jewell Parker Rhodes:Ninth Ward (2010, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)Black Brother, Black Brother (2020, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)Matt Ruff:Lovecraft Country (2016, HarperCollins)Colson Whitehead:The Underground Railroad (2016, Doubleday)The Nickel Boys (2019, Doubleday)Author photo: © Black Forest PhotographyMusic: © Anna SoperFind me on Twitter and Instagram at TeenPeoplePod, and take a look at my website, www.annasoper.ca. For more information on my research, check out Sarah Wilson's award-winning podcast, Roots and All. I spoke with Sarah about Kate Crooks, a long-forgotten Canadian botanist: https://rootsandall.co.uk/portfolio-item/episode-91-the-work-of-kate-crooks-with-anna-soper/.


7 Apr 2021

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Agnes At The End Of The World with Kelly McWilliams

The Book Witch Club

Kelly McWilliamsSupport the show (https://www.facebook.com/groups/BookWitchClub/)

1hr 4mins

6 Jan 2021

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Introducing This vs That Wedding Podcast, Wedding Decisions with Kelly McWilliams

This vs That, Wedding Decisions with Kelly McWilliams

Welcome to the This vs That Wedding Podcast! I’m your host, Kelly McWilliams and I could not be more excited to start this new wedding planning adventure with you.  My hope is that with each episode my co-host and I will help you to make all your wedding decisions by hearing the pros and cons. We’ll cover topics such as·       having your wedding in your hometown vs hosting a destination wedding weekend·       having Buffet dinner vs a plated dinner·       having a 1st glance vs seeing each other at the altar for the 1st time on your wedding day·       Inviting kids vs an adult only wedding·       Veil vs no veil and Hair up vs hair downWith as many decisions as you’ll be making for your wedding, our episode topics are endless. If you have a topic you’d like us to cover let me know! With 19 years of planning weddings here in Florida and around the globe and having episode co-hosts who are also experts in the wedding industry we’ll be able to answer all the questions that maybe you didn’t even know you had.  We’ll talk about our experiences with each topic and give you insight into what you should consider and know about before making your decision.On some episodes we will also have TVT Wedding guests, and that is where you come in!  I’d love to invite you to reach out to me if you are engaged and in the midst of planning wedding (or if you are planning your son or daughter’s wedding for that matter). Have you gotten married in the last few years and want to share what your experience was like as a bride, groom, mother, father or member of the wedding party?  I’d love to hear from you too.  This is what I am most excited about and what will make this podcast different from the rest.I guess that’s about it for this short introduction.  Hopefully I’ve peeked your interest and you’ll hit subscribe or follow on your podcast feed.  It would mean so much to me!  And by all means, tell everyone you know. The best way to reach me is thru Instagram @thisvsthatweddingpodcast or email to podcast@KellyMcWilliams.com. Congratulations on your engagement and thank you for inviting me to be a part of this incredibly special part of your life.  I hope that this podcast will be a huge help for you. Until next time, take care and Here’s to another great wedding!


31 Oct 2020

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Author Kelly McWilliams discusses new book on #ConversationsLIVE

"Conversations LIVE!" with Cyrus Webb

Host Cyrus Webb welcomes author Kelly McWilliams to #ConversationsLIVE to discuss her literary journey and the new book AGNES AT THE END OF THE WORLD.


19 Jun 2020