Praise for Waiting For Spring


 “Quietly devastating.” Publetariat founder,  April Hamilton

“R.J. Keller’s Tess is rough-edged, whipsmart, beaten down and indomitable. She’s real. You can get your arms around her.” Craig Lancaster, author of 600 Hours of Edward

“Keller nails Mainers to their core. You’ll never forget Tess Dyer.” Christopher Smith, author of The Fifth Avenue series

“From microcosm to macrocosm, individuals to institutions – we are a people in flux. Waiting for Spring is a novel that speaks to that larger truth. Tess is a testament to endurance and adaptability and her story is one of resilience under the strain of giant emotional difficulties.” The Spotty Blog



Belfast Market, with Danielle Bannister – Belfast, ME – April 7, 2018 9:00 AM

Write This Way – Belfast Public Library, Belfast, ME – July 23, 2016 6:30 PM

Queen City Author Event – Manchester, NH – Saturday September 27, 2014

New England Writers Signing – Worchester, MA – Saturday October 4, 2014