Kelly's Story

#1 Question I get - How DO you pronounce Ilebode?

There are two ways that you can pronounce the name:

(Ill - a - bo - dee)     Short a sound and long o sound

(Ill - a - bo - day)      Short a sound and long o sound

 Thanks for asking!!!!    :D

The Official Version:

As an Author and blogger:

Kelly has been writing for as long as she can remember.  In Search of Grace is her first romantic/suspense novel, published August 30, 2012.  Dragan's Redemption, Book I of the Manor at Echo Lake Trilogy, published November 7, 2012.  Aaron's Revenge, Book II of the Manor at Echo Lake Trilogy, is slated to be released March 2013.

As a public speaker:

Kelly has spoken to employees of corporations, school faculty members, students, church groups, and numerous associations. She is known for delivering humor in one breath and a serious thought the next that many times brings people from laughter to tears.

Her lecture events come with a “no more excuses” attitude and with a touch of humor, Kelly Ilebode’s lecturing style offers hope at a time when a person may have only a little to none left.

Kelly's has spoken on a wide range of topis from “De--Clutttering your life - The First 5 Steps”Organizing your way to FreedomWhy Kindness Works; Accountability, one of the keys to happiness, Being a Person of Excellence Does Not Mean You are Perfect,  and the Importance of Goal Setting.  These thought provoking lectures are impactful and resonate with people.

Though personal stories of her childhood in foster care and her own family’s journey though a loss of a child, financial hardship, the failure of several businesses, to starting over again, she takes you from the depths of her own despair and embarrassment to her journey of overcoming emotional crisis.

As a Photographer:

What started as a hobby, soon became a part time job.  Choosing to work mostly with family pets in their environment, Kelly will also photograph athletes, and other humans, upon request.  Kelly does not do official wedding photography, but does do candid wedding photography.  (For more information on what that means, please submit your information via the contact form.)

Active in her community, Kelly has volunteered on church committees and worked with local feeding ministries.  She has served on numerous boards, with her most fulfilling work being an advocate for children, the hungry and homeless.  She currently lives in Malden Massachusetts and is the mother of four children.

Kelly' Version:


I am someone who is still trying to figure it all out, just like everyone else.