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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Mary Pat Kelly  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Fiction Non-Fiction

Born: in Chicago, Illinois

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Kelly was born and raised in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Mary Pat Kelly is the author of a novel ''Special Intentions'', and nonfiction on subjects as varied as Martin Scorcese and the rescue of Scott O'Grady from Bosnia. In her life, she has been everything from a nun to a documentary filmmaker to a producer of short films for ''Saturday Night Live''. She lives in New York. Her latest book, ''GALWAY BAY'', is a novel based on her own family's immigration story from Ireland to the US.


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