Chuck Kelly was born in Dallas, Texas, and now lives in California. He played trombone with Ray McKinley, Dizzy Gillespie and other bands. He became a group singer and sang with the Jones Boys, the Modernaires with Paula Kelly and other vocal groups, eventually becoming a studio singer where he sang on many recordings with Henry Mancini, Johnny Mathis, Kay Starr, Count Basie, Alan Copeland, Billy May, etc. Chuck performed on several network television shows that included the Red Skelton Show for 5 1/2 years, Danny Kaye Show 2 years, and appeared on TV specials that starred amongst others Bing Crosby, Andy Griffith, Danny Thomas and Dick Van Dyke. He sang on several motion picture sound tracks: Sweet Charity, Hello Dolly, Peter Gunn, Darling Lilly, Star, The Plainsman, etc.
Evil Does Exist
Legend of Otherland Series Book 1
Young Bunker Charles, prince of the mysterious and beautiful planet of Otherland, gets more than he bargains for when he witnesses a kidnapping. His pursuit draws him across onto the Dark side of his world. Battling foul weather, a faulty cobaplane and sea monsters, he must struggle to free his new friend Gittel from the Evil Pencinell and her minions, and return to his safe world.
The Legend of Otherland Book 2
On the enchanted planet of Otherland, thirteen-year-old Bunker Charles is forced by a one-inch tall Flooglebopper to return with him to the center of Otherland in his cobamole. There he is required to defend the diminutive mining community’s precious mangolite from the one-foot tall Bargolians, who plan to steal the mangolite to light their underground city. Bunker’s friend Gittel is captured by the High Priest of Bargolia while attempting to rescue him and forced to to fight against him in their defence. Can Bunker use diplomacy to reconcile the two sides and rescue Gittel?
Adventure in Space
The Legend of Otherland Book 3
Young Bunker Charles and his friend Gittel are accidental stowaways on the test flight of Bunker’s father’s new space ship. They are drawn against their will to the planet Acron, which is run by the mysterious four-eyed graymanoids, who covet the triptonite from which inventor Steven Charles’ prototype spaceship is made. He is captured and forced to work to provide them with the formula. Bunker and Gittel escape. Can they overcome the mind control which keeps the planet’s kidnapped population enslaved, and free Steven and their new friends?
Adventure in the Secret City
Volume 4 (Legend of Otherland)
On his first day at the Learning Center on the enchanted planet Otherland (which is not far from planet Earth) thirteen-year-old Bunker Charles’ personal flying zoomer is borrowed by a student named CJ, who takes off and flies to the mountains. Bunker and his friend, Gittel, follow him. After a few misadventures along the way they come across the mysterious Secret City that is hidden among snow-capped mountains. Bunker and Gittel meet Victor, a tall silver man who shows them around the Secret City. Snooping on their own, Bunker and Gittel soon discover a startling secret about the Secret City! In their search for CJ outside the city, they find two Azanos Indians who are half human and half lizard have kidnapped CJ. To add to the excitement, the dreaded Dogg Bolesto lands his huge spaceship on top of the Secret City and demands the return of his daughter, Orisha, who plans to marry Victor. He has brought along his doggers to back him up. (Doggers are men and women whom he has turned into human zombies.) CJ and the Azanos Indians appear and frighten Dogg Bolesto, who runs away to his spaceship. An impending catastrophe is about to happen in the Secret City and Bunker and Gittel leave just in time.
When the black slaves are freed at the end of the American Civil War, Sammy sets out for Texas to follow his dream of becoming a cowboy. But his unexpected skill with a gun gains him a reputation he did not seek, and soon he must choose between two paths in order to win the woman he loves.
THE LITTLE BOOK ABOUT SELF-HYPNOSIS
With professional success in the music and entertainment industries, Chuck Kelly fulfilled another lifelong ambition when he took Dr. Finzi’s hypnotherapy course at Long Beach Community Hospital in January 1986 to become a Certified Hypnotherapist. While still writing and editing books, Chuck began his hypnotherapy practice in Long Beach, California. Always eager to learn more, Chuck took another hypnosis course from the American Institute of Hypnotherapy in December 1989 for his second certification.
Being a writer with an understanding of the value of hypnosis, Chuck wanted to write a book to help others help themselves through self-hypnosis. Viola! The Little Book about Self-Hypnosis was born. Chuck has a Master’s Degree in Communication from International College. In 2017 Chuck was awarded the Marquis Who’s Who Lifetime Achievement Award for 20 consecutive years listing in a Marquis Who’s Who publication.