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.
Forget the Hearts and Flowers at the Boston Globe Magazine.
When Even Words Fail (In the wake of the 2016 U.S. presidential election) at Cognoscenti, WBUR, Boston's NPR station.
The Shame and Peril of Living in a No-Abortion State at Cognoscenti, WBUR, Boston's NPR station.
The Greatest Shows on Earth: The Case for Arts Education at Edutopia
A Closet Full of America: Playing Dress Up in an Irish Farmhouse at Cognoscenti, WBUR, Boston's NPR Station
Like Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, I spent my 20s working in bars and restaurants. Here’s What I Learned About People.
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
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