Patricia Kennealy-Morrison (born Patricia Kennely; March 4, 1946) is an American author and journalist. Her published works include rock criticism, a memoir, and a series of science fiction/fantasy and murder mystery novels. Most of her books are part of her series, The Keltiad.

As first a writer and then the editor-in-chief of Jazz and Pop magazine in the late sixties, she was one of the first women rock critics. Kennealy-Morrison has worked as an advertising copywriter, receiving two Clio nominations. She is a Dame of the Ordo Supremus Militaris Templi Hierosolymitani, a High Priestess in a Celtic Pagan tradition and a member of Mensa.



  • The Keltiad
Blackmantle: A Triumph (1997)
  • Tales of Aeron
The Copper Crown (1984)
The Throne of Scone (1986)
The Silver Branch (1988)
  • Tales of Arthur
The Hawk's Grey Feather (1990)
The Oak Above the Kings (1994)
The Hedge of Mist (1996)
  • Colloquies of the Ancients
The Deer's Cry (1998)
  • The Rennie Stride Mysteries

The Rock & Roll MurdersEdit

Ungrateful Dead: Murder at the Fillmore (2007)
California Screamin': Murder at Monterey Pop (2009)
Love Him Madly: Murder at the Whisky
A Hard Slay's Night


Strange Days: My Life With And Without Jim Morrison (1992)


Rock She Wrote: Women Write About Rock, Pop, and Rap, eds Evelyn McDonnell and Ann Powers (1995), "Rock Around the Cock". ISBN 0-385-31250-4
The Faces of Fantasy: Photographs by Patti Perret, intro Terri Windling, ISBN 0-312-86182-6
Crusade of Fire: Mystical Tales of the Knights Templar, ed Katherine Kurtz (2002), "The Last Voyage". ISBN 0-446-61090-9