Kelly O'Connor McNees


Kelly O’Connor McNees is the author of Undiscovered Country (coming in 2018!), 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 is represented by Kate McKean of the Howard Morhaim Literary Agency.  Born and raised in Michigan, Kelly lives in Chicago with her family. 

Kelly runs Word Bird Editorial Services, which helps writers of all stripes improve their craft and prepare their work for publication. Kelly is available to speak at book clubs, libraries, and conferences. She also teaches workshops. Click here to find out more. 

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