About Me

My name is Kelly Hartog and I’m a left-brain and a right-brain writer. I’m a journalist, editor, reporter, fiction writer, short story writer, attempting to live the writing dream in sunny California. I’m also a trained actress, and a theatre director and I’ve lived in four countries (England, Australia, Israel, and America) and have an accent with an identity crisis.

I work as a writer and editor for newspapers, magazines and online publications around the globe. I’ve covered news, politics, religion, arts, entertainment et al for The Jerusalem Post in Israel where I lived for 11 years; survived an Al Qaeda suicide bombing attack in Kenya. I currently work as reporter for The New York Post and The Daily Mail. Until August 30, 2010, I lived with my adorable Golden Retriever, Bridget. She passed away at the age of 13 and a half, from cancer. I’d had her from when she was seven weeks old.

My screen name is after my favourite writer of all time, Charlotte, NOT Emily as I believe Emily was a one-hit wonder. You may beg to differ and that’s fine by me. Charlotte was the ultimate forward-thinking female writer in my humble opinion. That’s why my new Golden Retriever, whom I got at 8 weeks old in January 2011 is named Bronte. She has her own blog here – Bronte’s Blog.

I also had bunion surgery in 2011 and chronicled my experiences for others undergoing the process at a separate blog you can read here, entitled: Not Another Bunion Surgery Blog.


5 Responses to “About Me”

  1. martha frankel October 26, 2009 at -08:00MonGMT-0800 #

    just read your thing on my blog about nominating me. email me, would ya? thanks so much. martha frankel

  2. Amy Thornton July 27, 2010 at -08:00TueGMT-0800 #

    Hi Kelly,
    Sorry to hear about the Maui Writer’s Conference…did you ever find out where the next latest greatest conference is?
    Sunny in Denver…

    • bronte13 August 4, 2010 at -08:00WedGMT-0800 #

      Hi Amy,

      Still looking. Got swamped with work and I’m going overseas for three weeks in September. I will start looking with a vengeance for 2011 – and I hope to have my novel edited and ready to pitch by the end of the year!

  3. Anne Grace Crowder June 13, 2012 at -08:00WedGMT-0800 #

    Glad to find you. I blog over at http://www.livingfrenchiseasy.WordPress.com
    Born and bred in Dallas, Texas, transplanted many times here and there I now live in France and love it.

  4. Tonette dela Luna May 19, 2013 at -08:00SunGMT-0800 #


    Just wanted to say hello and let you know I nominated you for a Liebster Award. The details are here: http://bit.ly/17cy552

    Have a great day!



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