Cathy is one third of the team behind the Irish Writers’ Podcast which was set up in 2015 to discuss topics that interest writers, and particularly Irish writers.
It started as a bookclub, then a writers club and now is a podcast. Three aspiring fiction writers, all living in Ireland, have faced down the blank screen, submitted to seemingly endless editing and actually completed something. Now they are trying to move to the next step. The beginning of this podcast coincides with all three transitioning from friends and family feedback on completed drafts to getting feedback from professionals, and finding the path to publication themselves.
Cathy is writing a rom-com/crime novel, Kate is writing an epic fantasy novel, and Máire is writing an action comedy screenplay.
They have a history of regular meetings and giving each other feedback, as well as enjoying each other’s company and the food and drink that miraculously appears whenever they get together. They have each distinct approaches to writing, but somehow it works for them, as they help each other to keep going, get unstuck and have new perspectives on their work.