personal Essays, Articles and Media Interviews
Essays Published in the U.S., Ireland, Canada and the U.K.
Below is a sampling of my essay publications. Or check out my creative and health writing portfolio at Contently.
I'm Not Judi Dench at The Feminist Wire
The Greatest Shows on Earth: The Case for Arts Education at Edutopia
Forget the Hearts and Flowers at the Boston Globe Magazine.
When Even Word Fail (In the wake of the 2016 election) at Cognoscenti, WBUR, Boston's NPR station.
Trump Rallies: The Damage Will Outlast the Next Presidency at The Huffington Post blog.
A closet Full of America: Playing Dress Up in an Irish Farmhouse at Cognoscenti, WBUR, Boston's NPR Station
Coming To America: The White, English Speaking Immigrant's Lesser Burden, at Cognoscenti, WBUR, Boston's NPR Station
Can Books Convert Us? At Books Ireland Magazine
Ireland Has Learned to Speak About The Loss of Emigration, at The Irish Times' Generation Emigration
Green Card (Best American essays cited) audio version at The Drum: A Literary Magazine For Your Ears
The Obama Girls and "Showing Class" at Medium
How would human empathy impact the abortion debate? at Cognoscenti, WBUR, Boston's NPR Station
Recent Guest Blogs, Media Interviews
Interview At 'The Fem' Magazine
Irish 'Mommy Dearest' Character as a Literary Trope at Books and Movies
Excerpt: In his memoir, "Angela’s Ashes," the late Frank McCourt wrote that “the happy childhood is hardly worth your while. Worse than the ordinary miserable childhood is the miserable Irish childhood.” Read the entire essay at Books and Movies.
Writing presentation interview at Write Angles
On being an immigrant writer at Books in the City.
“What Rejection Teaches Us” at Lori’s Reading Corner.
Author interview at The Writer's Place.
Guest post, "Refinding Your Writing Groove" at Savvy Verse and Wit