Kelly O'Connor McNees
Kelly O’Connor McNees is the author of The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott, The Island of Doves, and In Need of a Good Wife, a finalist for the 2013 Willa Award. Her writing has appeared in The Washington Post, The Toast, and in the forthcoming Rust Belt Chicago: An Anthology.
Kelly runs Word Bird Editorial Services, which helps writers of all stripes improve their craft and prepare their work for publication, and she speaks at libraries, conferences, and book clubs. Born and raised in Michigan, Kelly lives in Chicago with her family.