Maeve Kenny's life was going exactly as she'd planned. At 30 she was dating a soap opera star and had an exciting public relations career with an Irish-owned firm in Manhattan. Then three sudden events turned everything upside down, and Maeve found herself fleeing her Queens apartment for sanctuary back home upstate in Binghamton. As she tries to readjust to the dramatic changes in her life, Maeve says she needs a miracle to turn her life around. Who would have thought the whole world would be watching when it happens?
Mary Pat Hyland is an award-winning journalist. Her columns on surfing Web sites were carried nationwide and in Canada by more than 90 newspapers.
The first reading of her Irish American-themed short stories was at Café Sin-É in Manhattan on Oíche Shamhna (Halloween), 1992.
Hyland learned to speak the Irish language through Daltaí na Gaeilge — beginning with Pat and Frank Dugan — and furthered her studies at Áras Mháirtín Uí Chadhain in Carraroe, Connemara, Ireland.
She resides in upstate New York.