About Travis Kennedy

Travis Kennedy lives in Scarborough, Maine with his wife, Liv, and their two children, Ella and Cole. He has a long career in public service and policymaking, having worked for the Maine State Legislature for more than nine years and the United States Senate for five years. Since 2017, his day job is Director of Public Affairs for Cumberland County Government in Southern Maine.

His novel, Welcome to Redemption was the Grand Prize winner of the 2020/2021 Screencraft Cinematic Book Contest, and his short story, “Priceless,” was selected as a “Distinguished Mystery Story of 2018” in the Best American Mystery Stories series. His work has also been featured in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, the “Best New England Crime Stories” anthology,  McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, the Haunted Waters Press literary journal and several others.

Welcome to Redemption is scheduled to be published by William Morrow at HarperCollins in Spring, 2025.


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