Flora Catherine Kennedy is a Scottish author, poet and creative director. She formally trained as a journalist in Glasgow, Scotland in the 1980’s before switching to advertising writing. Flora won many creativity and copywriting awards working with advertising agencies including Saatchi & Saatchi, Leo Burnett, Young & Rubicam and Ogilvy & Mather in Glasgow and London, United Kingdom; Sydney, Australia and Auckland, New Zealand.

Whilst living in Australia her poetry was published in Australian literary magazines including Matoid. In New Zealand her debut novel, ‘Forsaken’, was accepted by Penguin NZ. Her stories for dogs were published as four gift books by Rodale Press USA in 2004 and were re-issued in an anthology, Stories for My Dog initially under the pen name Peta Love.

Flora has returned to her roots in the Outer Hebrides, living on the Isle of North Uist. Her short story Tenderness was included in Bloody Scotland International Crime Writing Festival’s Worth the Wait eBook of short stories. Her latest work is The Wild Folk – a vivid tale of murderous family secrets and mysterious folklore set on the Hebridean island of Coll.

She is currently writing another magic realism novel, The Bone Root.

Learn more about Flora’s multifarious creative projects.