Patricia Kennealy-Morrison

Patricia Kennealy-Morrison

Born Mar 4, 1946

Patricia Kennealy born March 4, 1946 is an American author and journalist. Her published works include rock criticism, a memoir, and a series of science fiction/fantasy and murder mystery novels. Most of her books are part of her series, The Keltiad. As first a writer and then the editor-in-chief of Jazz and Pop magazine in the late sixties, she was one of the first women rock critics. Kennealy-Morrison has worked as an advertising copywriter, receiving two Clio nominations.… Read More

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    NYTimes - Dec 24, 2010
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    NYTimes - Dec 28, 1997


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1946 Birth Born on March 4, 1946.


1967 21 Years Old She attended St. Bonaventure University for two years, majoring in Journalism. She later transferred to Harpur College (now Binghamton University) where she graduated with a B.A. in English Literature in 1967. … Read More
1968 22 Years Old After her college graduation at age 21, she then moved to New York City, where she worked first as a lexicographer for Macmillan Publishing, then as an editorial assistant and, from 1968–1971, editor-in-chief of Jazz and Pop magazine. … Read More
1969 23 Years Old As editor-in-chief of Jazz and Pop she first interviewed Jim Morrison of the rock band The Doors in January 1969. … Read More
1970 24 Years Old She and Morrison exchanged marriage vows in a Celtic handfasting ceremony in June 1970. … Read More


1994 48 Years Old The author's legal name is "Patricia Kennealy Morrison". As a rock critic and editor, she published under her birth name, "Patricia Kennely", and later as "Patricia Kennealy". From 1994 - 2007 her books were published as "Patricia Kennealy-Morrison", with the hyphen. … Read More


1999 53 Years Old Following a 1999 split with her publisher HarperCollins, on May 19, 2007, Kennealy-Morrison announced via her blog that she planned to start her own publishing house, Lizard Queen Press, and to self-publish novels and non-fiction. … Read More


2007 61 Years Old The first book to carry the Lizard Queen Press imprint is Ungrateful Dead: Murder at the Fillmore, published in 2007, first in the Rennie Stride series, which to date consists of six published books, all released on Lizard Queen Press. … Read More
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