Slide Colleen Kelly Mellor Writes to Inspire

Storyteller and humorist, rocked by significant life crises, Colleen Kelly Mellor spins her message of hope and resilience.

Memories of a Milltown Girl

“Memories of a Milltown Girl” documents my growing up years in a town that produced successful folks, whether blue collar or those entering the professions. We products of that town saw the value of hard work; we were raised on that ethic.

“Memories” also delves into my adult years, the experiences which flow from the beginning years. Many are funny…others reflect historically important events…most are inspiring. I hope you’ll share your own memories, thus adding to the fabric of our collective experience.

In her own words, Colleen says: “If my millworking ancestors wove fabric, I weave words.”

Boomerrrang by Colleen Kelly Mellor

Leaving Rhode Island?
Maybe Not So Fast…

Don’t leave home before reading Boomerrrang!


The amazing story of two Boomers who found their dream home in one of the trendiest retirement towns in America – and why they went back home. Boomerrrang is written with heart and brimming with expert advice from author, Colleen Kelly Mellor who was a successful six-figure realtor.The tips in this colorful narrative will save you thousands….

Finally, it’s loaded with humor. You’ll laugh your way through much of it.

- Rep. Evan Shanley (Warwick, district 24)

"Colleen, your book is generating buzz in the neighborhood. One woman said she and her husband were thinking of moving South but after reading your book, they’ve reconsidered."

- Alice Gephart of Rhode Island Best’s Heritage Art Gallery in East Greenwich

"This book is the best!! My husband and I are reading it together...My husband is literally laughing out loud. Colleen’s humor and knowledge is a mix that can’t be compared."


“Heroes,” by definition are people who inspire others. They can be young (Greta Thunberg with her climate change activism) or older, like Mother Theresa, tending to the poor, in the disease-plagued streets of Calcutta. But these are surely the extremes. Many others have no national or international following but do the quiet work of leading every day. I like to focus on these people. But heroes can be in the realm of teaching…medicine…volunteerism, activism, etc. They walk among us.

In an era of negativity, I believe it’s all the more important to shine a spotlight on the heroes among us and the work they do. With that, here are two military heroes.

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Grandpa and the Truck Series
Tales for Kids by a Long-Haul Trucker

“My three boys love the stories. They’re fascinated by the truck, the on-the-road drama, and Grandpa. They can tell it’s real — such better storytelling than most of the stuff out there. We’ll be buying more for their friends!” ~ Kerry

Grandpa and the Truck Book Series by Colleen Kelly Mellor