Dr. Mary Kennedy

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Gender FEMALE
Occupation mystery writer
Location north east, United States
Introduction Mary Kennedy is a national best-selling author, and a clinical psychologist in private practice on the east coast. She has sold forty novels, all to major New York publishers, and has made the Waldenbooks, BookScan and Publishers Weekly best-seller lists. Currently she's writing an adult mystery series, The Talk Radio Mysteries, which is set in a fictional town in south Florida. The first title, DEAD AIR, was released January 2010, the second, REEL MURDER, will appear June 2010. The Talk Radio Mysteries was pitched and sold as "Frasier Meets Murder She Wrote." The heroine is Maggie Walsh, a psychologist who closes up her Manhattan practice and heads to sunny Florida to take a job as a radio talk show host. And, yes, she solves a murder in every book! As a former radio copywriter and a practicing psychologist, Mary is uniquely qualified to provide realistic background for her books - although she hasn't personally solved any murders ;-). Mary's favorite vacation destination is South Florida and she makes an annual winter pilgrimage to Fort Lauderdale. Read more at www.marykennedy.net
Interests Author of The Talk Radio Mysteries. "Frasier” meets “Murder She Wrote” in this new cozy series by real-life psychologist, Mary Kennedy. Maggie Walsh leaves her clinical psychology practice in Manhattan to move to sunny Cypress Grove, a small south Florida town. She joins the staff of local radio station WYME to host a daily talk show called “On the Couch with Maggie Walsh” where she dispenses humor, advice and a few psychological insights. But it's not all jokes and one-liners; Maggie finds herself in the middle of a murder investigation in every book. With a host of zany characters at WYME, the help of her flamboyant mother, Lola, and a hot detective named Rafe, Maggie does her best to solve the murders and bring the killers to justice. Read more at www.marykennedy.net
Favorite Movies FUN REVIEWS of Mary's books. What others say: "Mary Kennedy's smart and sophisticated radio shrink uses her wit and wiles to catch a killer. Frasier would be jealous!" Donald Bain, creator of the MURDER SHE WROTE series, and best-selling author of over a hundred novels. "Tune in for a great new series featuring insightful Dr. Maggie, a radio talk show psychologist who says it like she sees it in a wry and clever debut. Huge fun." New York Times best-selling author Carolyn Hart, winner of multiple Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity Awards, author of Merry, Merry, Ghost. "Mary Kennedy's smart and sophisticated radio shrink uses her wit and wiles to catch a killer. Frazier would be jealous!" Nancy Martin, best-selling author of The BlackBird Sisters series. Read more at www.marykennedy.net
Favorite Music Mary is a popular presenter of workshops at national and local chapter writers' meetings and also at schools. Some topics •"How to Turn your Life Story into a Best Seller" •"Write Smart: 25 Things You Really Need to Know to Sell Your Book" •"The Secrets to Writing for Teens" •"Creating Villains" •"Deviant Personality Types: FATAL ATTRACTION meets SILENCE OF THE LAMBS." •"Cozies --they're not your mother's mysteries anymore!" Read more at www.marykennedy.net
Favorite Books Mary supports animal rights organizations and contributes to Forgotten Cats and their Trap-Neuter-Release program. She also donates her speaking fees to SAEN (Save Animals from Exploitation Now). In addition, she belongs to Humane Society of the United States, Defenders of Wildlife and ASPCA. Read more at www.marykennedy.net