About Carmel Harrington

My story so far ….

In 2011, I gave up my career as a Sales & Marketing manager, to become a stay-at-home mum to my children, Amelia & Nate. In between spoon-feeds and abc’s, I started to write. My dream was always to be an author and finally  in August 2012 I self-published my first novel, Beyond Grace’s Rainbow. To my surprise and joy, it was an amazon & iTunes bestseller and by January 2013, the Trace Literary Agency had signed me. Tracy Brennan soon had a two book deal secured with publishing greats Harper Collins – Harper Impulse.

Beyond Grace’s Rainbow was republished in September 2013, followed by The Life You Left in June 2014. Watch this space for news on my forthcoming novel!

The books I write are in the contemporary fiction genre and I’ve been dubbed the Queen of Emotional Writing. I swear, I should have shares in kleenex… ;) But whilst my stories do tend to cover serious topics, I like to mix a lot of humour throughout them too. I promise you’ll laugh or at least giggle too!

In addition to writing novels, I also enjoy freelance writing for magazines and newspapers, including The Irish Independent, The Daily Mail, The Evening Herald & Woman’s Way.

I am one of the panelists on TV3’s Midday show & have been a guest on several radio shows, including BBCRadioUlster, SouthEastRadio, Artyfacts, Newstalk, The John Murray Show & more. I’ve also been interviewed on WNDU-TV, in Indiana USA, RTE’s The Today Show, TV3’s Ireland AM and TV3’s The Morning Show.

I guest speak & have given talks at both literary and business events in Ireland, UK and USA. If you would like to book me for an event, there’s a contact form below, I’d love to hear from you.

I love the theatre and dabble in playwriting – my first play, A Dunganstown Romance was staged in Wexford Arts Centre in June 2013. When I figure out how to add more hours into my days, I’ll finish a play I’ve been working on for over a year now!

I’m a proud Wexford girl and live in a small village near the coast, with my husband Roger and children Amelia and Nate. And whenever its time for a visit from my step-daughter Eva, well, there’s a lot of smiling H’s in the house. It’s busy, but it’s a lot of fun.

Anything else you should know? Well, I’m pretty much always on a diet, I have hair that frizzes up in hot weather, in cold weather, ok lets face it, in pretty much any weather, I would love to sing on broadway (sadly my talents don’t back up my ambition!), I’m considered quite funny by my friends, on that note, I’m a good friend, love my family, love my dresses, in particular anything vintage, have a wicked handbag collection, have an unhealthy obsession for The Walking Dead, possess a pretty decent eye for interior design, am known to for the dozens of photos I snap EVERY day of the children and can make a mean risotto. Oh and I believe in happily ever after’s because that’s what happened to me. Think that pretty much covers it!

Here’s my gorgeous family, Roger, Amelia and Nate taken by the talented Mary Browne, of Brownes Photography, the five of us at my nephews confirmation and lastly a snap taken by Rog after a walk on the beach. I think I look fierce authorly in this one.


IMG_2683CarmelAuthorBeachFullB&WCarmel Harrington and family-6

I hope you enjoy any time you spend here and if you do  please click ‘Follow’  which you will find on the left hand side sidebar.  You’ll also find icons for all the usual social media sites, please do come find me and say hi.

Carmel x

9 thoughts on “About Carmel Harrington

  1. Hi Carmel, a new follower here. Was recommended by the lovely ‘Looking for Blue Sky’ blogger and started snooping around your page as us inquisitive females can do at times and so far liking what I see :-) Just in the middle of setting up my page as soon aim to be no longer a blog virgin!
    Bye for now, Congrats on the book and I’ll be back soon! Best regards, Ruth

    • Hey Ruth, thanks for stopping by! Oh I remember only too well what it’s like in the early days with blogging! It can seem daunting can’t it? When you are up and running, let me know and I’ll pop by! Thanks for the congrats and look forward to seeing you around :)
      Oh and thank you ‘Looking for Blue Sky’ x

  2. Hi Carmel really enjoyed meeting you this evening at Enniscorthy Library – you are a fascinating lady with a real feel good story to tell – I so enjoyed being in your company and I am really looking forward to keeping in touch with you on facebook etc
    Maria Nolan

    • Eileen
      Thank you so much for stopping by and letting me know. And thank you for reading Graces story, Im thrilled you enjoyed it.
      If you had a moment, I’d really appreciate a review on amazon if you could.
      Hope you are having a lovely morning. Wet and grey here in Wexford. Carmel.

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