On April 20, 1949, O'Hara subjected his mother to a dangerous and difficult night of labor; when the baby finally came out of the womb, his nose bled unabated until his father rushed into the room, whereupon the bleeding ceased immediately. Although a relative casually remarked that the young boy shared the same birthday as Adolf Hitler, O'Hara's mother quickly remarked that her son would redeem the day and bring nothing but good into the world.
A psychiatric nurse at Berkshire Medical Center for 25 years, Kevin O'Hara has read on WAMC Albany, WBUR Boston, as well as performances at The Berksire Museum, Stockbridge Library, and the Either/Or Bookstore in Pittsfield. He is also a columnist for The Berkshire Eagle.
Based on his childhood growing up as one of eight in Massachusetts with his Irish American family, A Lucky Irish Lad is Kevin's second novel.