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Photo of American poet Walt Whitman. Caption reads: "Whitman at about fifty." Scanned from A Life of Walt Whitman by Henry Bryan Binns. Published by Methuen & Co., 1905.
Michael McCarthy

Michael McCarthy Poem Selected for Bard Annual 2016

Michael’s poem “Kindred Souls,” from the Goldfinch book The Ways of Grace, has been selected for publication in the Bards Annual 2016! CONGRATULATIONS! The Annual is published by the Bards Initiative – a New York State Non-Profit Corporation dedicated to using poetry to help the Long Island community. The Initiative provides avenues …

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Michael McCarthy

The Competency of En-joy-ment

Think of something you enjoy. Music! A good conversation! Anticipation of a vacation! Affirmation! A job well done! Coffee on a quiet morning! The blue sky! Reading at the ocean! A game-winning hit! Think of someone who brings a smile to your soul? Your best friend! A child! A lover! …

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Goldfinch A LA CARTE

Bleeping Motherhood’s Would You Rather? Available Now!

Bleeping Motherhood’s Would You Rather? takes you on a journey of hilarious questions and choices (some based on real life experiences – but we won’t tell which ones). New and expecting mommas as well as the seasoned professional mom will love this exploration of doing one insane thing over another. Even if …

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Today I Invented Time Travel.

Before the short story, I have to give you the setup: I was so excited to be invited to the Queens Library Sci-Fi/Fantasy Author’s Evening (reading from my novel Where the Hell is Tesla?) that I decided to write a short story just for the night. Maybe a time travel …

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10,000 Copies of My Book Sold in One Year. How the Heck Did That Happen?

A year ago, I published my first science fiction novel, Where the Hell is Tesla? I had the high hopes of selling a thousand copies, though I secretly wondered if I’d ever get past a few hundred. And today, I stand at 10,000 copies sold in the first year. Depending on your measure, that’s …

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Queens Library Presents… An Amazing Evening with Sci Fi/Fantasy Authors • March 8, 2016

Join us and meet some of NYC’s most creative and imaginative writers — Goldfinch Publishing’s own Rob Dircks, Ilana C. Myer and Alex Shvartsman. This evening will start with readings from the three amazing sci-fi authors. Following the readings will be a Q&A with the audience and finally a lively discission on a variety of topics …

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Michael McCarthy

Living in Paradox – a Post by Michael McCarthy

Tevye, in Fiddler on the Roof, upon hearing the announcement of his daughter’s engagement to Perchik: “He loves her. Love, it’s a new style… On the other hand, our old ways were once new, weren’t they?… On the other hand, they decided without parents, without a matchmaker!… On the other …

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Michael McCarthy

Poetry Express #2 – A Journey

What single line or short verse speaks to you from a favorite poem of yours? Such lines/verses are often wonderful nuggets of wisdom/truth/beauty. Take a moment to share this line/verse with the readers of this blog. Leave your selection in the comments section below, including the title of the poem …

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The Ways of Grace – #1 Inspirational Poetry Book on Amazon!

Goldfinch Publishing is a boutique publishing house created to bridge the gap between traditional and independent publishing. Like a traditional publisher, we work with hand-selected authors to offer professional curation with NO FEES (Goldfinch SELECT). To aid independent authors needing individual solutions, we offer paid services (Goldfinch A LA CARTE). …

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Michael McCarthy

Where Are You Most At Home?

This poem is about my brother, but in another sense it is about each one of us. We are trying to make our way in this world. We want our lives to matter – to really matter. We start off young and eager.

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Michael McCarthy

Poetry Express – A Simple Treat

What single line or short verse speaks to you from a favorite poem of yours? Such lines/verses are often wonderful nuggets of wisdom/truth/beauty. Take a moment to share this line/verse with the readers of this blog. Leave your selection in the comments section below, including the title of the poem …

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Goldfinch DIY

8 Ways to Make Your Writing Funnier (My Guest Post on Cat Rambo’s Site)

Recently, Cat Rambo (President of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America – SFWA – and World Fantasy and Nebula nominated speculative fiction writer) offered my a guest spot on her blog. Naturally, I jumped on the opportunity, and decided to offer something just about any writer could get a few …

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