MARTIN P. KELLY
Martin P. Kelly is celebrating his 60th year in theater, during which time he has produced/directed, written or appeared in more than 200 productions. A graduate of Siena College in Loudonville, NY with a BA in English, he received his MFA in theater at Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. As a drama critic for 24 years with the Albany Times Union, in Albany NY, he reviewed more than 2,000 plays and musicals in the Albany region, off Broadway, and in Canada, England, and Moscow. As a playwright with 15 plays to his credit, three of them done off-Broadway, this is his first children’s book.
Creating animal inspired art and one of a kind portraits in painting and sculpture, artist Mechelle Roskiewicz captures their loving spirit and beauty. She has commissions throughout the United States and the world including paintings in the Kennel Club of England’s Library, CEO’s Office and their prestigious Art Room in London. Published in magazines,books and producing illustrations she continues to explore and expand her passion for art. Mechelle lives in Warrensburg, NY with her husband James and her two muses, Lilly and Ella, Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.
MARGARET M. KELLY
Margaret M. Kelly is proudly owned by her darling Boston Terrier, Alabama, who was born deaf in a Texas puppy mill, then was sent to New Hampshire for fostering, until “Mumsie” came to take her to NYS to live. Alabama lets Mumsie feed her, take her for vet visits, and other services. Alabama reserves the right to rule the house, sit on “Granpaw” (the author), and bark wildly at the approach of the mailman. Also Margaret is owned by Susie, the snooty Calico cat, who is gorgeous, but aloof. Susie allows Munsie to rub her head once daily, and will sit in Mumsie’s lap for 15.5 seconds per day. Margaret grew up surrounded by Cocker Spaniels and cats, and her previous experience involves volunteering for Mohawk Hudson Humane Society in Albany, and currently she has retired to rank of monthly donor to ASPCA.