Kerry Ross is an author of historical literary fiction, an artist, musician, librarian, and Celtic scholar. She lives in West Michigan with her Maine Coon cat (otherwise known as the house-puma) and dabbles in watercolor, oil-painting, and herb gardening. When she’s feeling really creative, she composes for the Celtic harp. She studied technique and composition under nationally acclaimed harpist Kim Robertson and performed for several years with the band Celtic Roots at the Michigan Renaissance Festival.
Kerry began delving into Gaelic culture during a six-week stay in Ireland in 1984 with a class of 130 American high school students on the Irish Way Program. She reads and speaks the Gaelic and Welsh languages on an intermediate level and has made a study of Anglo-Saxon, Latin, and Greek, along with J.R.R. Tolkien’s Sindarin and Star Trek’s Vulcan languages. She developed a working Pictish language based on Brittonic constructions for the Harplord Cycle, her first trilogy.
She holds an AA in Social Sciences from Jackson Community College, a BA in Anthropology from Western Michigan University, an MILS from the University of Michigan, and the equivalent of a Masters in Celtic Studies.
You can reach Kerry at firstname.lastname@example.org