With 30+ years in journalist, creative, PR, and advertorial (advertising editorial) copywriting, The WriteOne Creative Services provides compelling, exciting, and out-of-the-box copy with the perfect balance of style and voice. From corporate newsletters and press releases to public relations copy and entertainer and corporate bios, the WriteOne Creative Services can handle it all. Owner Deborah Kelley currently hones her craft as a reporter for Tampa Bay News and Lifestyles Magazine, Watermark, Florida Woman Magazine, and as a theatre reviewer for Broadway World, and Creative Loafing.
Past journalism experience includes being a guest editor for AOL Patch, Carrollwood, and Westchase, a columnist for Prism Publishing, a freelance reporter for the Tampa Tribune, and Laker Lutz News, an entertainment writer for The Free Press, a vegan food reviewer for CarlosEats.com, a music reviewer for Punch Records US, a theatre reviewer for Groove Magazine, and a freelance reporter for Seedling Magazine.
She is a twice-published author of a children’s early reader, “The Alien & Me” and a young adult fiction anthology, “Damaged Goods.” She is also an award-winning playwright that has also written and directed numerous one-act plays performed in festivals throughout Tampa Bay. In 2019, she was presented with Tampa Bay Theatre Festival’s “Denise Deneen” award for her work in theatre. 2017, she was awarded the Theatre Tampa Bay Jeff Norton Dream Grant to produce a show she wrote about bullying, mental health and gun violence with Peter Nason called “A Necessary Conversation” at Straz Center’s TECO Theatre, donating ticket sales to Moms Demand Action, Tampa. The show went on to win 2018 Broadway World, Tampa Bay’s “Best Actor” and “Best Actress.” The show was nominated in 2020 for Broadway World, Tampa Bay’s “Best Original Script of the Decade.” An expanded version of the play debuted in Powerstories Voices of Truth Theatre Festival in March 2021, and won the “Critic’s Choice” award. The play went on to win 2021 Broadway World, Tampa Bay’s “Best Performer and Supporting Performing in a Streaming Play.”
On December 7, 2019, she produced a show of monologues she wrote with the community at Powerstories Theatre called “Breast Advice: An Uplifting Conversation about Boobs” to resoundingly positive responses. The play was nominated for Creative Loafing’s Best of the Bay 2020 “Best Theatre Production” and “Best Playwright” and debuted in the 2022 Tampa Bay Theatre Festival, the 2022 recipient of the Gobioff Foundation Grant. The play was nominated for Broadway World Tampa 2022 Best Director, Best Play, Best New Play or Musical, Best Ensemble, and Best Performer. It won runner-up for Best New Play or Musical. The play and five others will be in her first playwright showcase on May 20 & 21, 2023 as part of Tapestry: A Weekend of Socially-Conscious Storytelling in Safety Harbor.