Gerry McCullough – biography
Gerry McCullough has been writing stories and poems since childhood. Born and brought up in north Belfast, she graduated in English and Philosophy from Queen's University, Belfast, then went on to gain an MA in English.
She lives in Co. Down, just outside Belfast, in Northern Ireland, has four grown up children and is married to author, singer/songwriter and Media Producer, Raymond McCullough, with whom she co-edited the Irish magazine, , (published by Kingdom Come Trust), from 1990-96. In 1995 they also published a non-fiction book called, ‘Ireland – now the good news!’
Over the past few years Gerry has had more than sixty short stories published in UK, Irish and American magazines, anthologies & annuals – as well as broadcast on BBC Radio Ulster – plus poems and articles published in several Northern Ireland & UK magazines.
Gerry won the Cúirt International Literary Award for New Writing in 2005 (Galway Arts Centre). She was shortlisted for the 2008 Brian Moore Award (Belfast); commended in the 2009 Seán O’Faolain Short Story Competition, (Cork); and her recent success (April 2010) on HarperCollins’ Authonomy.com site opened up the opportunity for publication of her first full-length Irish novel, Belfast Girls – by Night Publishing (UK), in November 2010.
Belfast Girls has been popular on both sides of the Atlantic and has sold around 20,000 copies. Meanwhile Gerry has completed her second thriller/romance, Danger Danger, published by Raymond’s new publishing imprint, Precious Oil Publications, in October 2011. Again set in Belfast, this time the story is of twin girls who have never met, but have very similar stories – both heading for danger when suddenly they meet, with devastating consequences. Both novels are written for a secular reader, but describe experiences of supernatural intervention.
Angel in Flight is a romantic thriller about a feisty young Belfast girl, set in Greece and the Greek islands.
Gerry has now had over 50 Irish short stories, Tales of Old Seamus, published in Irish magazine, Ireland’s Own, based in Wexford. The first twelve of these stories, set in the fictional Donegal village of Ardnakil, were published by Precious Oil Publications in January 2012 as, The Seanachie: Tales of Old Seamus.
The Cúirt Award prizewinning story, Primroses, is one of a series of twelve Irish short stories written by Gerry, also currently under consideration for publication in book form – while also in the pipeline are:
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