Award-Winning Author

Out To Sea: A Parents’ Guide to the Freshman Voyage is the 2016 Midwest Independent Publishing Association (MIPA) GOLD winner in the Parenting & Family category.

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“Heartfelt and engaging—Radi empowers parents and students with amazing insight, sensitivity, and knowledge. Unequivocally a must-read.”

—Dr. Sentwali Bakari, Vice Chancellor for Student Success, University of Colorado-Colorado Springs

“Out to Sea is a fascinating, practical book that not only provides insight but makes me feel ready for my child’s next journey. Radi’s stories,tips, and thoughtful suggestions just make sense! I highly recommend this book and look forward to her next masterpiece.”

—Dr. Daniel Bittman, Superintendent, 2016 Minnesota Superintendent of the Year

Out to Sea is a great pre-college read for parents. The mix of personal experience, solid research and advice by professionals, and illustrative stories and anecdotes, will propel parents through the book before they know it. Parents will feel reassured that they are not alone in their worries, they will have solid suggestions for solutions, and they will be ready to wave “bon voyage” knowing that their student is in a better place to succeed.”

—College Parent Central

“Radi shares her heart along with her voice of experience. From practical advice to thoughtful strategies, this book offers parents valuable guidance as their students leave for college.”

—Jody French, North Dakota Educational Technology Council Director

“Out to Sea offers an in-depth view of what it’s like to send your child to college. As a school counselor, I will definitely recommend it to parents of high school seniors for years to come.”

—Noel Meyer, Licensed School Counselor

“Kelly Radi combines invaluable first hand experience of seeing two daughters off to college with insight gleaned from interviews she conducted with school administrators, health care professionals, and, most importantly, college students themselves. In Out to Sea, she takes parents by the hand to help them manage both the practical and emotional aspects of helping kids leave home for college.

This is a perfect book for parents of high school seniors to buy in the fall and keep close at hand throughout their teens’ often-turbulent freshman year of college.”

—Grown & Flown

“A helpful read for a parent sending a student off to college. The analogies and practical tips are helpful and presented in a thoughtful checklist manner.

—Mike Connolly, Dean of Students, Saint John’s University

“Transitioning your child to the collegiate world is an exciting and emotional time for all. Out to Sea gives personal, helpful insights to this experience. It helps you navigate this journey and allows you all a more successful transition. A good read for all parents starting this journey.”

—Dr. Lori Reesor, Vice Provost for Student Affairs, Indiana University

“Kelly’s warm humor provides comfort and support to freshman parents at the time they need it most. Parents will laugh out loud, recognizing themselves in her stories, and then sigh with relief because there is someone who totally understands their experience.”

—Dr. Melissa Sturm-Smith, Associate Provost for Academic Excellence & Student Success, Drake University

Out To Sea: A Parents’ Guide to the Freshman Voyage is available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-MillionItasca Books and several independent retailers.