Kerry Kelly is a native of North Bay, Ontario. She has been a full-time professional print and Web writer since 1998. Her byline has appeared in publications such as the Toronto Star, NOW, the Calgary Herald, and the Sudbury Star. Her debut novel, The Year She Left, was published in 2008. She lives in Toronto.
The Family Album
As Cynthia ruminates on her changing circumstances, life forces her to take a look at those she calls family.
A former literary notable, Cynthia Wilkes is looking down the barrel of an empty nest, an empty desk, and an endless supply of empty pages when an unlikely protégé comes calling, setting in motion a chain of events that will force Cynthia, and those closest to her, to redefine the idea of family and of self. This novel is a humorous look at the creation and reconstruction of family and the lingering hold of the people we keep close and those we try to let go … the siblings and step-siblings, parents and step-parents, spouses and exes, the friends, the colleagues, and the others we call family.