New book by local author recounts dangerous mission

Bob Kelly, CEO, WordCrafters, Inc

Sun Lakes, AZ, November 12, 2018 – Tracey Jones, CEO of Pennsylvania-based Tremendous Leadership, LLC, has announced the December publication of Protected!: a True Life Story of God’s Word Brought Behind the Iron Curtain and the Influence of a “Tremendous” Man, by Bob Kelly, an award-winning author and long-time Sun Lakes resident.

In a new job following a long banking career, the author was assigned to go along on a dangerous Bible-smuggling mission deep behind the Iron Curtain, and had prepared for it with a mantle of protection he calls Blessed Insurance. At a dozen hostile Communist borders scattered across five countries, it proved its effectiveness again and again, and brought him safely home.

A former bank president, newspaper editor and publisher, Kelly is the founder and CEO of WordCrafters, Inc., and is the author, editor and/or ghostwriter of numerous other nonfiction books. For 16 years, he published a popular monthly newsletter titled The KellyGram: Wit and Wisdom about the Wonderful and Often Wacky World of Words. All 160 issues are archived on his website:

Protected! will be available, beginning about December 4, with shipping in plenty of time for holiday gift-giving. To order, visit or

For more information about his firm’s writing and editorial services, contact the author by phone at (480) 895-7617, or by email at [email protected]