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:                                   

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


Just Waiting, monologue, Forward Theater of Madison's "Someone's Gotta Do It" Monologue Festival in Fall, 2016.

Losing It, ten-minute play, produced by Theatre@First Fractured Fairy Tale Festival, Sommerville, MA, July 2015.  

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

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.
(see link above)

TRAVEL and other ESSAYS, include:

"Perimenopause is Turning Me Into My 15 Year-Old Daughter," FirstForWomen, 

"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.

"The Ten Best Places for a Wee Dram in Scotland"


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." 

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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