John Kelly

Biography

John Kelly is 69, married with two children, three grand-children, and lives in Melbourne, Australia.

He holds a Bachelor of Communication degree majoring in journalism and media studies. He relishes speaking out on issues that effect the direction humanity is taking, doesn't mind supporting lost causes, and has more recently become a prolific writer.
He is a regular writer for The Australian Independent Media Network.

John is the author of four novels, 'Satan's Little Helpers', 'Andrea's Secret', 'Saints and Relics' and most recently, 'Hiroshima Sunset'. A fifth book, "An Accidental Atheist" a memoir, is also now available.

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Books

An Accidental Atheist
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 87,800. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Australian author, John Kelly gives us this delightfully funny, yet poignant, bittersweet account of life in Australia both past and present as he confronts the challenges he faces and tackles his demons both real and imagined.
Andrea's Secret
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 114,080. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2009. Category: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » European
In early 1974, a pregnant Andrea Steedman leaves home to conceal the birth of her daughter Mary Therese. A few months after she has given birth, depressed and confused, she agrees to an adoption under highly irregular circumstances. Twenty two years later on her deathbed, Andrea reveals the existence of her daughter to her wealthy brother Warwick, who promises to find Mary Therese.
Saints and Relics
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 105,550. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2009. Category: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » European
A casket containing a remarkable relic of a 17th century nun, Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque, is stolen from a devout society in France by one of its members, a priest from Sydney. The priest, Father James, secretly entrusts the casket to two women in Monterey Creek, a small country town in New South Wales. The Society immediately sends Monsignor Henri Pascal from Paris to recover the casket.
Hiroshima Sunset
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 84,590. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2009. Category: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » Asian
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In 2007, self-publishing author, Amanda Blackburn accepts an assignment in Japan to help exonerate the name of a former soldier who served in the post-war Australian occupation army in 1946. The soldier’s damning exploits are revealed in a journal written by an unidentified veteran. A tender love story set against the background of Atomic devastation.
Satan's Little Helpers
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Price: Free! Words: 118,680. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2009. Category: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » European
While watching the demolition of his old school Placidus College, Simon Hickey looks back on ten turbulent, life defining years, when the first crop of Australia's baby boomers were awakening to their sexuality. Seduced by the power of the pulpit, and the Aquinine Brothers, Simon's attention is directed toward a religious vocation.

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