Which Craft?

New book - choose your craft wisely for you no not where it leads you.

New Book Water Island

Hauntingly beautiful novel about mistakes made, lives undone.

New Kids Book

Leonard Moonfinger and the Giant's Ring, available now on Amazon.

Ennis Book Festival 2020

I am so looking forward to this year's festival. What a mighty programme. There are still some tickets left.

Cill Rialaid Writers Residency 2020

What a wonderful place to write and be free from everyday demands. Ready to start new writing project. #novel2020

Francis McManus RTÉ Short Story

The annual short story competition is open again for 2020. One of my pieces The House Of Water is ready for submission.

Eithne Shortall Three Little Truths

Had the pleasure of interviewing Eithne Shortall at Tertulia Bookshop, Westport on the release of her latest book, Three Little Truths.

Spot Lit Program

Proud to be involved in this amazing initiative in Literary Tourism. Aiming to grow literary tourism in the north west of Ireland, keep an eye out for amazing events in 2020.

Jones and Co. Bookstore

Visited Jones and Co. Bookstore Donegal.

Cúirt 2019

Can't wait for this year's literary festival in Galway. Come and see what is on.

Mike McCormick Booker Nominee

Books@One Festival, interviewing Mike McCormick and Elizabeth Reapy.

Books@One Festival

First Books@One Festival of Literature, Louisburgh. Man Booker prize longlisted Mike McCormick, E.M. Reapy, winner of awards for novel Red Dirt. All at this year's festival.

Irish Country Magazine

Irish Country Magazine interview about literature and its importance in a social/community setting.

Books Ireland Magazine

Interviewed in Books Ireland Magazine.

Cuirt Literature Festival 2017

Readings and events, poetry, literature, theatre #artsforall at this year's literature festival.

Red Dirt in Books@One

Reading by E.M.Reapy at Books@One, Louisburgh. Red Dirt is an award winning debut novel by Mayo author E.M. Reapy.

The Wolf Mirror Release Date

Y.A. book The Wolf Mirror for release today. With love.

Books@One Workshop

Workshop and reading at Books@One, Louisburgh.

The Wolf Mirror Cover Reveal

The cover of my new book,The Wolf Mirror for release Feb 2017.

An Cosan Blog

Blog posts for Community Leadership, An Cosan.

Belfast Book Festival 2016

Y.A. panel and discussions Belfast Book Festival.


The One Foundation and Books@One - collaboration to come.

New Book For Christmas

The Wolf Mirror is being edited for a 2017 publishing date.

Over The Edge Reading

Galway City Library reading event, Over The Edge Nov.

Autumn Edition Freckle

Freckle Magazine - Off The Grid Living.

Belfast Design Week

Article in Belfast Design Week.

Latest Publication

Galley Beggar Press have published my story Nun on A Bike. Check out their website.

Freckle Magazine

Amazing publication featuring a diverse range of articles and creative literature.

Linen Hall Library Readings

I'm reading at the Linen Hall Library this month.

Poetry and Community: Ideas of Place

A Big Lottery Fund and Queen's University, Belfast project exploring literature, place and belonging.

Cill Rialaig Residency

I spent the month of March in Ballinskelligs at Cill Rialaig as artist in residence working on my new book Just Say Yes.

Artist Career Enhancement Scheme

Excited to announce that I am the recipient of Arts Council Northern Ireland ACES award.

Storytelling Festival

Taking part in this amazing storytelling festival in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh.

The Oculus Eye

Read my short story at The Literary Yard.

Writing Home and Narrative 4

Writing Home Literary festival with story exchange partners Narrative 4. Irish author Colum McCann leading story exchange in Belfast at the Ulster Hall.

Blood Entwines Book Blog Tour

Book tour for Blood Entwines, interviews, guest blogs, top ten and extracts from my book.

Clore Duffield Foundation Grant

The Clore Duffield Foundation has given 13 grants to worthy literary projects for young people across the U.K. 'Writing Home' project coming in Nov 2014.

Bookish Treasures Debut of the Month

Blood Entwines is Debut of the Month on Bookish Treasures.

BookTrust Guest Blog

BookTrust Guest Blog as Y.A. author.

The YA Club Top Ten

Top Ten interview at the YA Club.

Culture Northern Ireland

Culture Northern Ireland Interview.


To Digital or Not to Digital: Interview with Teenreads.

Writing.ie Interview

Writing.ie is an online magazine site for writers and readers of all ages. Check out my interview below.

Behind the Bloom - Spark Titles

Blood Entwines novel due for release with these other great titles.

Writers and Artists

Writers and Artists Blog Post - The Writer's Choice - Short Story Versus The Novel

YALC- Y.A. Literary Conference

The YALC London was the most amazing Y.A. conference. Top notch authors, fans, workshops, panel discussions, everything for the avid book lover. Hopefully YALC will return in 2015.

Bloomsbury Publishing

Trip to London to meet the team at Bloomsbury Publishing.

Fully Booked Exhibition

Fully Booked, where books and art collide. An art exhibition showcasing collaborative responses to my short story work. For pictures, https://www.facebook.com/carolinehealy.fiction

The Short Story in Northern Ireland

At the Incubator Journal launch, the importance of a home for the short story.

Young Adult Panel Belfast Book Fest

Read and answered questions at this very interesting panel discussion as part of literary lunchtimes at the Ulster Hall for Belfast Book Festival 2014.

Key Note Speech at Incubator Journal

As part of the launch event for Incubator Journal I gave the key note speech about the importance of finding a home for creative writing, especially short stories.

Literary Orphans Irish Issue

Literary Orphans, a Chicago based publication is an analog dream in a digital world. The literary magazine published short fiction in all its forms, as well as poetry and art. http://www.literaryorphans.org/

Launch of Incubator Journal

The new home for NI/Irish contemporary writing, poetry and short story. Key note speaker at the launch of this exciting new journal.

Y.A. Lit Panel At This Year's B.B.F.

Young Adult author literary panel at this year's Belfast Book Festival 2014. Event held at Ulster Hall, with readings, Q and A and lots of information for aspiring writers.

Fully Booked Exhibition Preparation

Fully Booked exhibition at Ps2 Gallery space to go live 11th June to coincide with Belfast Book Festival.

Dublin Writer's Festival

Pitching to an Agent event at Dublin Writer's Festival this May. I will be working with a number of London based agents at the festival to find the next literary breakout talent.

Duke Special song for BBC

Short story Termini written in response to BFI clip 'Tramcar in Belfast 1901'. Collaboration with musician Duke Special for a performance with Ulster Orchestra and BBC radio St Patrick's Day 2014. Read story on Twitter #terminiCH (march 17th) (image from BFI collection, http://explore.bfi.org.uk/4ce2b86e2fd84)

Book Contract for my Debut Novel

Details to be released soon. Editing, editing, editing...

The Sketchbook Project Tour 2014

My short story collection Omn i(m)potent is traveling on tour across America with The Sketchbook Project 2014. Coming to a city near you.

Brooklyn Book Festival

Attended the Brooklyn Book Festival Sept 2013 as part of an Arts Council NI funded project.

House of Water Story Collection

Second short story collection entitled The House of Water for release 2014. A Stitch in Time short story collection available on Amazon.

Fully Booked Exhibition

A collaborate art exhibition on the written word and all things bookish, to coincide with Belfast Book Festival June 2014.

Moon Finger and the Giant's Ring

New children's book for release in 2015.

Art in the East Side

Art in the East Side project. Seaglass, a short story written in response to the piece Jökulsárlón by artist Andrew Haire http://andrewhaire.com/

Short Story Ireland

Featured interview on Short Story Ireland.

Tyrone Guthrie Residency

Spring Residency at Tyrone Guthrie Centre.

Ulster Hall Literary Lunchtime

Literary Lunchtime readings at the Ulster Hall in Belfast.

Arvon Foundation Scholarship

Writing scholarship at the Arvon Foundation to write draft of Moon Finger and the Giant's Ring.

Belfast Book Festival

Reading at the Belfast Book Festival.

Liebster Blog Award Nominee

Nominated for Liebster Blog Award.

Five Stop Story

I am Eight featured on Five Stop Story.

Arts Council Northern Ireland

Awarded an artist's grant for creative writing.

H.I.S.S.A.C. Competition

Long listed for the H.I.S.S.A.C. story competition.

Cornerstone Literary Consultancy

Long listed for a WOW factor Award.

Prolitzer Prize

Prolitzer Prize winner.

The Reading Life Blog

The Reading Life Interview.

Irish Writers' Centre Novel Fair

The Wolf Mirror Shortlisted for the Novel Fair at the Irish Writers' Centre.


Short story featured on award winning literary website, Wordlegs.

Doire Press Chapbook Competition

Winner of Doire Press's Chapbook Competition.