Category Archives: Writers & Writing

Canaltown Writers Schedule

Canaltown Writers Conference Chesapeake City Branch Library  2527 Augustine Herman Highway (Route 213) Saturday, September 28, 2019 10 am Welcome and Coffee! 10:15-11:30 “Make it Sound True: How to Hijack Your Reader’s Hearts” with Nancy Mitchell 11:45-1 pm “How to … Continue reading

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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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Set sail on a C&D Canal History cruise!

In September, I will be leading two history cruises with Captain DJ … the talk will touch on some of the facts and history of the canal and include a few stories from the amazing past of the waterway and … Continue reading

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Pirate Moon & Other Stories new release!

This is my first collection of previously published stories and essays (along with a few new pieces) mostly focused around the Chesapeake Bay region. The essays here touch on everything from the origins of the unique dialect known as Delmarvese … Continue reading

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Jeffery Hess interview in the June issue of The Big Thrill

Writing for The Big Thrill is always a pleasure because it gives me an opportunity to a lot of wonderful authors and discuss writing with them. My latest interview was with Jeffrey Hess, a Florida-based writer. This was actually the … Continue reading

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General Eisenhower’s D Day Announcement: The Words that Launched Ten Thousand Ships

General Dwight D. Eisenhower’s inspiring “Order of the Day” launched the D Day invasion on June 6, 1944. At the same time, he wrote a second message in case the operation involving 150,000 Allied troops failed. Seventy years later, Eisenhower’s … Continue reading

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Life lessons from your local library

by David Healey The recently released film, “The Public,” dramatizes an imagined standoff between altruistic staff and patrons of the Cincinnati Public Library on one side and self-interested government officials on the other. The film brings some positive attention to … Continue reading

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Math Bird interviewed in The Big Thrill

The new issue of The Big Thrill is out, and in it, there’s an interview by Your Correspondent with Math Bird, the Welsh crime writer. Math and I spent about 40 minutes back in September chatting by Skype about his … 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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