About the Author

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 author.kerry.ross@gmail.com








3 Responses to About the Author

  1. Joan A. Thomas says:

    Because of my love for Ireland and caring for the author, I am extremely interested in Kerry’s progress as an author. My Irish heritage consists of a great-grandfather who was unable to come to the U.S. when he was 18 years old by marrying an older Lass and then divorcing her when he arrived in the U.S.!!!! In any event, my mother was very Irish with a great sense of humor and sense of love for her family. I will do anything I can to assist Kerry.

  2. Brittany says:

    Hi Kerry!! My name is Brittany; we met briefly at the Muskegon Irish Festival last month! Maybe you recall, I spoke with you after your presentation; I talked about my adoration of Ireland; it’s culture. I went to Ireland twice; stayed with family who are missionaries. Does that ring any bells!? Haha I wanted to ask you if I could have your email so I can ask you some questions!

    Thank you Kerry! Keep following your passion!


    • kerryross says:

      Hello, Brittany!

      It was a joy to talk to you at the Muskegon Irish Festival. Here is my email address: author.kerry.ross@gmail.com

      I’ve added it to my About the Author page. My email used to be listed there, but somehow it got deleted with the last update. Thanks for bringing that to my attention! Looking forward to hearing from you.

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