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NOVELS


Ghost Mother, novel in progress.

Self-Portrait with Ghosts.  (Published by Putnam Berkely, New York; Hodder & Stoughton, London)

"Dwyer is a master at depicting the ghosts haunting modern life--loss, alienation, guilt--
without being maudlin. Highly recommended."
--Library Journal

"Even jaded readers will be moved by this novel of quiet metamorphosis."
--Publishers Weekly

"Dwyer writes beautifully ... a bittersweet story that's both graceful and rewarding."
--Alan Cheuse, NPR

"Dwyer paints a brilliant family drama that should be must reading for everyone."
--Midwest Book Review


The Tracks of Angels. (Published by G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York; Warner Books, New York; Thorndike Large Print Press, New York.)

"The Tracks of Angels walks right into the heart of sorrow and forgiveness, the mysterious territory that surrounds one's own past history."
--Alice Hoffman

"A radiant, seductive coming-of-age story that captures all the wonder and high anxiety
of young adulthood."
--Kirkus Reviews

"A fine novel ... beautifully written."
--The Washington Post Book World

"The prose is heavenly ... a remarkable debut."
--The Milwaukee Journal

"A moving inquiry into the nature of loss."
--The New York Times Book Review

"Dwyer's style is engaging. She has an eye for the quirky detail, creates real,
likeable characters... this is writing you can trust."
--Los Angeles Times Book Review



                    PLAYS, include:                                   

Just Waiting, Rum Diaries Presents, Strong Women Leads Monologue Festival, Glasgow, Scotland, June, 2019. And:  Forward Theater of Madison's "Someone's Gotta Do It" Monologue Festival, Fall, 2016. http://www.forwardtheater.com/show/someonesgottadoit

"Who's in Love with the Big Bad Wolf?" Kathie Rasmussen Theater Company, Mythical Creatures Ten-Minute Play FestivalMadison, Wisconsin, January, 2019. 

Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before, Nylon Fusion Theatre Company, Redacted Festival, February, 2017.

http://www.genefrankeltheatre.com/this-rounds-on-us-redacted-festival-2017---nylon-fusion-theatre-co.html

Losing It, ten-minute play, produced by Theatre@First Fractured Fairy Tale Festival, Sommerville, MA, July 2015.  http://www.theatreatfirst.org/ 

Framed: An Enchanted Mystery (co-written with Brian Riley & Scott Rawson)
Hamlet, Schmamlet; The Spindle and the Burp; Mermaids on Broadwave.
children's plays produced by CAB (Creative Alliance of Baraboo) Theatre, Play in a Weekend workshops, Baraboo, Wisconsin, 2013-2015.
http://www.cabtheatre.org/

Ariel in Fear and Trembling, produced by CAB Theatre for CAB Confessions

Vampire Match.com; I Vant to Suck Your Blood #Sorrynotsorry
and Bad Princesses, Bad Princesses, Whatcha Gonna Do?  
produced by CAB Theatre's "Macabre," 2013-2015.



TRAVEL and other ESSAYS, include:


"Perimenopause is Turning Me Into My 15 Year-Old Daughter," FirstForWomen, 
http://www.firstforwomen.com/posts/perimenopause-emotional-150052 (Many other essays and articles for FirstforWomen; see website.)

"Black Flag's Henry Rollins Helped Me Become the Coolest Girl in School," originally published by TueNight; reprinted by The Huffington Post.  ttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/tuenight/black-flags-henry-rollins_b_8085090.html

"Calling All Wizards: A Harry Potter Travel Guide to the U.K.," published on iExplore

"A Guide to Getting Boozy in Scotland," published on iExplore.
http://www.iexplore.com/experiences/Culinary-Travel/boozy-in-scotland

"The Ten Best Places for a Wee Dram in Scotland"
https://tripcreator.com/blog/author/kelly-dwyer/


FLASH FICTION

Kelly is currently working on a collection of flash fiction as well as her third novel.  The following piece was featured in the online 'zine "101 Fiction: 1 Word Title, 100 Word Story." 
http://www.101fiction.com/2014/09/dress.html 


Dress
by Kelly Dwyer
I walked into that ball feeling like a princess, with the gown that brought out the blue in my eyes and my glittering glass slippers. As soon as the prince fixed on me, I knew I had a chance to change my life for good. Three days later, when he visited each house, I stared into his eyes, sure that he would recognize me. But he didn't. I had to try on that damned shoe to prove that I was me. He had fallen for a silhouette in a pretty dress and sparkling shoes. He didn't even know my name.









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