Mary Pat Kelly

Mary Pat Kelly is the author of the bestselling novel GALWAY BAY as well as SPECIAL INTENTIONS. She has worked as a screenwriter for Paramount and Columbia Pictures, and as an associate producer with "Good Morning America" and "Saturday Night Live." She also wrote and directed the dramatic feature film Proud, starring Ossie Davis and Stephen Rea, and three award-winning PBS documentaries: "To Live for Ireland," "Home Away from Home: The Yanks in Ireland" and "Proudly We Served: The Men of the U.S.S. Mason," the last two based on her books. Kelly’s other books include two about the film director Martin Scorsese and GOOD TO GO: The Rescue of Scott O’Grady from Bosnia. A graduate of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, she received her PhD. in English from the CUNY Graduate Center, New York. Born and raised in Chicago, she lives on New York’s Upper West Side with her husband app developer Martin Sheerin from County Tyrone, Ireland. Her latest book, OF IRISH BLOOD, is set for publication in February 2015

Mary Pat Kelly

Books by Mary Pat Kelly

by Mary Pat Kelly - Fiction, Historical Fiction

It’s 1903, and Nora Kelly falls for an attractive but dangerous man who sends her running back to the Old World her family had fled. She takes on Paris, mixing with couturiers, artists and "les femmes Americaines" of the Left Bank, such as Gertrude Stein and Sylvia Beach. But when Nora stumbles into the centuries-old Collège des Irlandais, a good-looking scholar, an unconventional priest and Ireland’s revolutionary women challenge her to honor her Irish blood and join the struggle to free Ireland.