Cathy has written many short stories for charitable anthologies, magazines and two for adult literacy initiatives (Quick Reads and Open Door). Here are the main anthologies Cathy has contributed to. Please note some of these stories are now available in Christmas Magic.
With Love From Me to Me
If you could write a letter to your 16-year-old self, from the perspective of who you are now, what would you say?
This was the challenge put to a number of Ireland's best-known people, including writers, musicians, broadcasters, politicians, sports stars, actors, comedians, businesspeople, models, and one superstar turkey. Their letters are by turns poignant, hilarious, confessional, confrontational and surprising. They are never less than thought-provoking.
With Love, From Me...To Me gathers these words of advice, reassurance, admonition, praise and comfort. The letters range from funny to encouraging, hopeful to regretful, but always heartfelt. Contributors include Miriam O'Callaghan, Joe O'Connor, Roisin Ingle, Ray D'Arcy, Sonia O'Sullivan, Maeve Binchy, Charlie Bird, John Boyne, Cathy Kelly, Jason Sherlock, Richard Corrigan, Nell McCafferty, Paddy Moloney, David Norris, Ross O'Carroll Kelly, Ardal O'Hanlon, Patricia Scanlan and Victoria Smurfit. With Love, From Me . . . To Me: A Letter To My Sixteen-Year-Old Self is the ideal gift this Christmas for family, friends - or yourself!
All royalties from this book benefit the Irish Youth Foundation.
'This disc jockey business is great fun but you'll never make a career out of being on the radio.' Ian Dempsey
'Weren't you lucky to be led towards the notion that life is constantly unfinished?' Colum McCann
'Life itself is a journey. You can draw your own maps.' Brian Keenan
'Stay true to your genius and always wash your giblets' Dustin the Turkey