Here are some bios of up & coming female authors whom I have met through my writing community experience. I accept no responsibility for incorrect information since all bios were supplied by the featured authors at my request.
I live in the St Louis area, but I’ve called many places home including Georgia, Ohio, and California. I have four kids, three of whom are still young enough to live at home. I began writing my first novel, The Claiming Words, in May 2010. It is scheduled for release by Iconic Publishing in August 2012. I’m currently working on the sixth book. It’s difficult to name my favorite author, or even a favorite genre, but I’ve enjoyed the Harry Potter books, Lord of the Rings, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and anything by Marian Keyes.
Gerry McCullough, born and brought up in North Belfast, is an award winning short story writer, with a distinguished reputation. She has had over fifty short stories published, broadcast, or collected in anthologies.
In 2005 her story Primroses won the Cuirt Award (Galway Arts Festival) and she has won, been short listed, and been commended in a number of other competitions since.
Gerry lives just outside Bangor, not too far from Belfast. She is married to singer-songwriter and radio presenter Raymond McCullough, and has four children.
Gerry’s first novel, Belfast Girls, was published by Night Publishing in 2010 and is currently at Number 1 in Women’s Literary Fiction. Danger Danger, her second Irish romantic thriller, published by Precious Oil Publications, is fast catching up on Belfast Girls, as is her new collection of 12 Irish short stories, The Seanachie: Tales of Old Seamus.
Gerry has been writing since childhood. She has had many poems and articles published, but her first short story to be published and actually paid for was The Tale of a Teacup, her first Old Seamus story, published in the magazine Ireland’s Own about eight years ago.
Gerry has written many things, but those available are: Belfast Girls, an Irish romantic thriller available here:
and The Seanachie: Tales of Old Seamus, available here:
Gerry finds it hard to say what is the favourite thing she’s written. She likes them all!
Favourite books :
Gaudy Night by Dorothy l. Sayers.
Five Little Pigs by Agatha Christie
Persuasion by Jane Austen.
She could go on and on!
Currently she’s revising a book she wrote some years ago, probably to be called Angel in Flight 96 but she may change that. It’s the first book she wrote as an adult, and she thinks it has something worth salvaging, although it will need a lot of changes!
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I’ve been an avid scribbler all my life, but only took up writing seriously approximately two years ago.
My first novel Mrs Jones, a romantic crime thriller set in New York, achieved success in the 2011
Yeovil Literary Prize Competition and was published by Night Publishing in
December 2011. The sequel, Molly Brown, will be published in 2012.
A third book, Wildewood, a historical romance with a time travel twist will also be published
by Night Publishing during 2012.
Works in progress include two further crime thrillers and the second book in the Wildewood trilogy.
I read a lot of Crime thrillers, by both American and British by authors such as John Connelly and Ian Rankin. Favourite book has to be Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett.
You can catch up with me in person at the Brympton Festival, Yeovil on April 20th where I’ll be chatting about books, the publishing journey and reading from Mrs Jones and Wildewood.
Mrs Jones available in e-book and paperback at: