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Patricia Kennealy Morrison

Patricia Kennealy Morrison is a retired rock critic, a two-time Clio nominee, and the author of a memoir, a collection of her rock-criticism pieces, and 14 novels. In 1970, she married rock singer Jim Morrison in a pagan Celtic handfasting ceremony. Kennealy Morrison attended St. Bonaventure University and graduated from Harpur College; she has also studied at NYU, Parsons School of Design, and Christ Church, University of Oxford. She was the editor of Jazz & Pop magazine and a consultant on Oliver Stone’s film “The Doors,” in which she was portrayed by actress Kathleen Quinlan and had a cameo role performing the wedding ceremony between Quinlan as herself and actor Val Kilmer as Jim Morrison. In 1990, in Scotland, she was invested as a Dame Templar in a modern-day incarnation of the ancient order of Knights Templar. She lives in Manhattan.

Light Our Fire: My wedding to Jim Morrison

Patricia Kennealy Morrison gives a loving and detailed account of the pagan handfasting ceremony that bound her forever with the legendary rock superstar Jim Morrison, lead singer of the Doors. The intimate portrait of Jim that emerges—a tender and vulnerable face that was shown to very few—makes this book essential reading. But the reader also has the good fortune of meeting Patricia in the process and empathizing with this smart, deeply spiritual professional woman who has fallen hopelessly in love with a young man whose genius has made him famous and whose demons have made him notorious.

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