Gemma McKay is a hopeful romantic, who's always had her head in the clouds. When she's not visiting faraway places, she's dreaming of them. One of her favorites is-you guessed it-Ireland! She's got a bucket list a mile long of spots she'd love to visit. Until then, her books will have to suffice. Her first book, The Internship of Pippa Darling, is a 2018 International Book Awards Finalist in Romance. The Education of Uma Gallagher, the second book in her summer abroad series, releases in 2019. Gemma writes young adult books under the pseudonym, Stephanie Keyes. Gemma is also an adjunct faculty member at the Community College of Allegheny County in Pittsburgh, PA, where she lives with her husband, two boys, and two dogs.
"The greatest strength of this story is the development of
therelationship between Pippa and Finn. 'Internship' is the journey
of thetwo characters as they learn to trust and love despite
emotionalroadblocks and self-sabotage. This character-driven story
takes tiredromance cliches and reinvents them, in the process
giving the reader awonderfully fresh and entertaining story. While
its inevitable outcomeis predictable, the story arc is so well
written and compelling that the reader still experiences the
emotional tension of the characters. 'The Internship of Pippa
Darling' is a great start to the Summer Abroad Series and leaves
the reader craving more!
--Gwenellen Tarbet, In'Dtale Magazine"Gemma McKay has a true talent for writing and I highly recommend this book with 5 stars. Each turn of the page brought something different, and I found myself sometimes laughing out loud; other times, I wanted to crawl into the book and follow these beautiful characters to the end of their story."--Reader's Favorite