Category Archives: Writers & Writing

Eastern Shore anthology arrives

  The Eastern Shore is a unique place, so it’s fitting that this new anthology features writers and writing from our Chesapeake Bay region. Bay to Ocean: The Year’s Best Writing from the Eastern Shore offers fiction, nonfiction, and poetry … Continue reading

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Down with the Underdogs by Ian Truman

0 By David Healey “I’m a working-class kid from a generation that speaks in emojis,” says Ian Truman, a Montreal writer with a French accent who has been known to lapse from time to time into Franglais, a patois of … Continue reading

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If you haven’t tried an audiobook, listen up!

It seems like readers everywhere—or maybe that should be listeners—are really getting into audiobooks. Why is that? I think that a huge factor is technology. It’s so easy now to listen to an audiobook. Simply click on a title and … Continue reading

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The Great American Read

Maryland Public Television recently gave me a chance to talk about my favorite book from the Great American read list.

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This is the online home of David Healey, author of thrilling historical fiction and regional histories. Over the years, quite a lot has been added to the site, so this page will help you get started with navigating HealeyInk. Please … Continue reading

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The Fairfax Incident by Terrence McCauley

By David Healey Set in 1933, THE FAIRFAX INCIDENT by Terrence McCauley seems at first to be a traditional noir detective story with a Raymond Chandler-like vibe. However, it soon becomes apparent that Charlie Doherty is an evolved and nuanced … Continue reading

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Ellicott City flood of 1868 offers some historical perspective

The beautiful and historic town of Ellicott City was devastated again by a flood on May 26, 2018. The Washington Post did an interesting historical piece to give the recent disaster some perspective. Above, a Harper’s Weekly illustration of the … Continue reading

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Canal Town Writers Conference Announced

The Canal Town Writers Conference sponsored by the Eastern Shore Writers Association will offer an opportunity for engaging with fellow writers and energizing your own writing in the beautiful setting of historic Chesapeake City, MD. Set for Saturday, September 22 … Continue reading

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An interview with Sunshine State noir author Jeffery Hess

Published in The Big Thrill By David Healey Florida and crime fiction go together like windshields and bugs on a summer night while speeding down Alligator Alley. A good plot is like that oddly satisfying smack against the glass, leaving … Continue reading

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WWII stories inspired Iron Sniper author

By Kris Kielich kkielich@chespub.com Though we look to fantasy to provide us with enthralling tales of heroism, most times, history provides us all the stories of action and heroes that we need. Such is the case with Chesapeake City author … Continue reading

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