Flora Catherine Kennedy is a Scottish author, writer 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 short story Tenderness was included in Bloody Scotland International Crime Writing Festival’s Worth the Wait eBook of short stories.
Eight of her stories written for dogs were published as four gift books by Rodale Press USA in 2004. These and 11 new stories are published in Stories for My Dog out 4 June 2018.
Her latest novel 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 a new magic realism novel, The Bone Root.