About Me


I grew up in San Pedro, California, was educated at Oberlin College and the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop, and I now live in Baraboo (near Madison), Wisconsin, with my family, spending part of the year in Los Angeles. My novel Ghost Mother, a psychological ghost story that asks the question, Does the narrator live in a haunted house? Or is she losing touch with reality? will be published by Union Square & Co. on August 6, 2024. My other novels include The Tracks of Angels and Self-Portrait with Ghosts

My short plays and monologues have been produced in New York, Boston, Madison, Los Angeles,  and Glasgow. I also write flash fiction, mostly based on the Disney Princesses at middle age. My travel stories tend to focus on culture, food, and drink, and I enjoy writing articles concerning women at midlife. 

As a longtime teacher, writing coach, and editor, I am passionate about helping other writers achieve success. 

I laugh hard and often and agree with Oscar Wilde that "Life is too important to be taken seriously."

Please feel free to contact me at KellyDwyer0077@gmail.com.

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