Colleen Kelly Mellor: I Write of Heroes

Caregivers…Educators…Truckers…The Military…My Hometown

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

Caregivers as Heroes

I’ve Become “The Az Whisperer”

In the past few years, I’ve had friends call and ask me for advice about how to proceed if/when they suspect a cognitive problem in their loved one. I knew their frustration…their fears, for I’d gone through the same anguish. Oh, they accessed the web but that only confused them more. There was simply no clear-cut direction, so I set out to help others on this journey…to cut through the fog. My book, “Az and Me: A Partner’s Journey with Alzheimer’s,” is the product of my many years’ work as sole caregiver to my husband. I hope you’ll find it helpful… and in some cases, enjoy the humor.

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.

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“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.”
Rep. Evan Shanley
Warwick, district 24
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“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.”
Alice Gephart
Rhode Island Best’s Heritage Art Gallery

A Girl Grew Up in Rhode Island

In this, I document 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.

I also delve the experiences of my adult years 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.”

Military Heroes

“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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