Patricia Kennealy-Morrison
American writer
Patricia Kennealy-Morrison
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.
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Actress Patricia Morison reminisces as 100th birthday nears
LATimes - almost 2 years
Patricia Morison, who is celebrating her 100th birthday on March 19, appeared in movies with such legends as Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn, originated the role of the ultimate diva in the 1948 Cole Porter Broadway musical "Kiss Me, Kate" and had a memorable encounter with Yul Brynner when...
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Jason Mannino: Andrew Rannells, Kimberly Locke, Alex Newell, Tyne Daly Raise $385k for APLA in the 29th Star Studded S.T.A.G.E Gala
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
A constellation of Broadway, television and film stars lit up the stage of the historic Saban Theater in Beverly Hills this past Saturday for the 29th annual S.T.A.G.E. (Southland Theater Artists Goodwill Event) Gala. The event, Broadway My Way raised $385,000.00 for AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA). Billed as the world's longest running AIDS benefit, S.T.A.G.E. is an all-star musical revue, organized in 1984, that has raised more than five million dollars for AIDS service organizations across Southern California. "I started this fundraiser when it was still a gay disease, and we didn't have a name for it," director David Galligan said. Legendary Carole Cook supported this sentiment, saying of her 27 year contribution to S.T.A.G.E., "I have been involved since its inception. When we lost one of our first chorus boys while I was starring in 42nd Street we didn't expect hundreds, and thousands of deaths to follow, and the work still needs to be done, so I am still here." S ...
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ARTS, BRIEFLY; The Doors Light a Fire After Morrison's Pardon
NYTimes - about 6 years
3:49 p.m. | Updated One of Jim Morrison's final companions (on this plane of existence, anyway) is among those criticizing the state of Florida for its recent pardon of the singer, calling it ''politically motivated'' and ''the final act'' of a ''pointless passion play.'' Patricia Kennealy Morrison, an author who identifies herself as the widow of
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What Does The Koran Say About Nasreen's Nose Ring?
NYTimes - about 19 years
Although you used the name of my late husband, Jim Morrison, as a shorthand cultural reference, you neglected to mention, in the article by Geraldine Brooks (''What Does the Koran Say About Nasreen's Nose Ring?'') or anywhere else in your issue, the most ancient faith in which he and I were married and which we both ardently espoused. I refer to
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Nothing Devilish In Halloween Origins
NYTimes - over 22 years
To the Editor: As a witch, a priestess and a practitioner of the ancient pre-Christian religion with which you take such liberties in "Consider the Pumpkin," your Oct. 31 Halloween editorial, I must protest not only your gross religious insensitivity but your scholarship as well. Your vegetable lore is doubtless impeccable; it's the spiritual stuff
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GROUPIES; Not With the Band
NYTimes - about 24 years
To the Editor: Having been publicly tagged one of "pop's paramours" by Ann Powers, I feel impelled to offer a few facts that Ms. Powers, who interviewed me at length for a San Francisco publication last May, seems to have forgotten. First, in no way can Ms. Powers remotely characterize me as a groupie: in the late 1960's and early 70's I was the
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Patricia Kennealy-Morrison
  • 2007
    Age 60
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Additionally on LQP are Rock Chick: A Girl and Her Music (2013), a collection of PKM's writings originally published in Jazz & Pop magazine, Tales of Spiral Castle: Stories of the Keltiad (August 2014), a short-story collection set in her Keltiad world, and the forthcoming Son of the Northern Star, a fictional account of the great conflict between the Viking king Guthrum and Alfred the Great. Ungrateful Dead: Murder at the Fillmore is the first in a series of murder mysteries set in the turbulent world of 1960s rock & roll. Ungrateful Dead introduces the protagonist, Rennie Stride, rock reporter/detective, and her boyfriend (later husband) Turk Wayland, superstar English lead guitarist. Kennealy-Morrison has described the series as: Seamlessly blending the fictional with the real: the stars, the bands, the music, all the excitement of the most incredible decade of the last century... Full of rockworld dish and attitude, created by someone who was not only there for it but made some of it happen herself, and who took just enough drugs to get into it and not so many that she can't remember it
  • 1999
    Age 52
    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.
    More Details Hide Details The next Keltiad novel was to be The Beltane Queen, but she turned to mystery writing instead.
  • 1994
    Age 47
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Ungrateful Dead and the subsequent Rennie Stride novels are her first books to be published as simply "Patricia Morrison". The author has said that she wished to make a distinction between her Celtic fantasy novels and the murder mysteries, so decided to use different versions of her name rather than an invented pen name.
  • 1970
    Age 23
    She and Morrison exchanged marriage vows in a Celtic handfasting ceremony in June 1970.
    More Details Hide Details Before witnesses, one of them a Presbyterian minister, - according to her memoir - the couple signed a document declaring themselves wed. Although handfasting, like other purely religious ceremonies, is not legal unless the appropriate State paperwork is filed, she later changed her legal name to include Morrison's name, and Morrison addressed letters and poems to her as "Patricia Morrison" and "my wife, Patricia". Kennealy-Morrison served as an advisor on Oliver Stone's 1991 movie The Doors, and played a small role in the film as the High Priestess who marries the Jim and Patricia characters (portrayed by Val Kilmer and Kathleen Quinlan). However, in subsequent interviews and writings, she was scathingly critical of Stone's portrayal of Morrison, herself, and other people who were the basis for the film's fictional characters, saying Stone's fiction bore little to no resemblance to the people she had known or the events they lived through; Stone admitted that the character named after her was a composite of several of Morrison's girlfriends and regretted not giving her a fictional name. In the film her character is referred to as a "Wicca Priestess", but Kennealy-Morrison identifies as a Celtic Pagan, not a Wiccan.
  • 1969
    Age 22
    As editor-in-chief of Jazz and Pop she first interviewed Jim Morrison of the rock band The Doors in January 1969.
    More Details Hide Details After the interview, they began a correspondence, became friends and later lovers.
  • 1968
    Age 21
    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.
    More Details Hide Details She was one of the first female rock critics, leaving the field in 1972.
  • 1967
    Age 20
    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.
    More Details Hide Details She has also studied at NYU, Parsons School of Design, and Christ Church, University of Oxford.
  • 1946
    Born on March 4, 1946.
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