A little bit about Carmel …

Irish Times Bestseller, Carmel Harrington is from Co. Wexford, published with Harper Collins. Her books are translated into eight languages and are regular chart-toppers.

Carmel is the Chairperson of Wexford Literary Festival, which she co-founded in 2014 and has curated ever since.

She is also a regular on Irish TV screens, as a panelist on TV3’s Midday show. She is a book reviewer for South East Radio and a freelance features writer for many national newspapers and magazines.

Carmel’s much anticipated fourth novel, the Irish Times Bestseller The Things I Should Have Told You, was published on 8th September 2016, in Trade Paperback in Ireland & on Kindle worldwide.

It follows in audio format December 2016 and mass paperback in UK & Ireland January 2017. Foreign translations have been sold to Hungary, Finland, Norway and Sweden so far. Further details to be advised.


Her third book Every Time A Bell Rings was inspired by the beloved movie It’s A Wonderful Life and has received critical acclaim. Actress Karolyn Grimes, who played Zuzu in It’s A Wonderful Life has said that it ’embraces the spirit and the message of the movie…A must read.’

Carmel’s other bestsellers include The Life You Left and Kindle Book of The Year & Romantic eBook of the Year, Beyond Grace’s Rainbow.

She has been interviewed on TV in Ireland and USA and is a popular keynote speaker, in USA, UK and of course all over Ireland. Here are some of Carmel’s favourite pictures of writerly events!

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Carmel has written a number of plays,  A Dunganstown Romance, was performed by the New Line Theatre, in the Wexford Art’s Centre.

Carmel is represented by Tracy Brennan of Trace Literary Agency.

Living in Co. Wexford with her husband Roger and two children Amelia (6) and Nate (4), she can often be seen walking on her beloved Curracloe Beach, talking to herself as she plots new stories! She’s also step-mother to Eva (13) and contrary to the folklore of fairytales, she’s not one bit evil.

Anything else you need to know? Carmel has a borderline unhealthy obsession for The Walking Dead. And Tayto crisps.


9 thoughts on “A little bit about Carmel …

  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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