Kelly Sather

Kelly Sather is a writer, former entertainment lawyer, and screenwriter. Her stories and interviews have appeared in Santa Monica Review, J Journal, Pembroke Magazine, PANK, on ZYZZYVA, and elsewhere. She grew up in Los Angeles and lives in Northern California.

Small in Real Life

Small in Real Life invokes the myth and melancholy of Southern California glamor, of starry-eyed women and men striving for their own Hollywood shimmer and the seamy undersides and luxurious mystique of the Golden State. Exiled to a Malibu rehab, an alcoholic paparazzo spies on his celebrity friend for an online tabloid. Down to her last dollar, a Hollywood hanger-on steals designer handbags from her dying friend’s bungalow. Blinded by grief, an LA judge atones after condescending to a failed actress on a date. When hunger for power, fame, and love betrays the senses, the characters in these nine stories must reckon with false choicesand their search for belonging with the wrong people. Small in Real Life offers an insider’s view of California and the golden promises of possibility and redemption that have long made the West glitter.

Upcoming Appearances

Tuesday, October 3 2023 6:30 pm
Diesel Bookstore Brentwood 225 26th St Suite 33 Santa Monica, CA 90402 Directions
Thursday, October 5 2023 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mrs Dalloway's 2904 College Avenue Berkeley, CA 94705 Directions
Sunday, October 15 2023 5:00 pm
The Edye, SMC Performing Arts Center 1310 11th Street Santa Monica, CA 90401 Directions
Thursday, October 26 2023 7:00 pm
Books Are Magic Montague 122 Montague Street Brooklyn, NY 11201 Directions
Thursday, November 2 2023 7:00 pm
Third Place Books Ravenna 6504 20th Ave NE Seattle WA 98115 Directions
Saturday, November 25 2023 4:00 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera 51 Tamal Vista Blvd. Corte Madera, CA Directions