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Who I am:
Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
I have published several short stories and been included in a couple of anthologies. I finished my first novel and am working with my agent on revisions before sending out to editors.
Media outlets that I currently write for:
Beyond the Margins (www.beyondthemargins.com
My writing is:
Fiction, Nonfiction
Outlets where I review books, TV, or film:
I'm part of these writers' groups or salons:
Yes -- Blog group/community at BeyondtheMargins.com and Grub Street Writers
My professional associations:
I am an MD and belong to some medical associations.

Kathleen Crowley's Blog


Posted on July 8, 2010 at 7:00am 0 Comments

By Kathy Crowley

A few evenings ago, I finished reading Anne Enright’s Booker Prize winning novel, The Gathering – a brutal, beautiful story built around a suicide, a wake, a large Irish family and a narrator who is angry and honest to the point of discomfort. It left me breathless — not in a euphoric way, but instead in that sense of needing to breathe and not, somehow, being able to do so. Although I am happy to report my breathing resumed, I still found myself inarticulate about… Continue

Doctors Writers and Patients: Whose Story is it?

Posted on July 6, 2010 at 6:56am 2 Comments

By Kathy Crowley

“When faced with the opportunity to read a book by someone who isn’t by profession a writer, I always go for the doctor.” —Stephen J Dubner

(And can I just say here, Mr. Dubner, doctor-writers everywhere – and their publishers — thank you.)

I write fiction, most of the time, because that’s what I like to write, but also because writing about my work raises all kinds of complications. Every once in a while, though, I am so moved by my experience… Continue

The Multinarrator Novel -- Slaying the Beast

Posted on June 28, 2010 at 8:19am 2 Comments

By Kathy Crowley

The idea of writing a novel with many narrators began growing in my mind years ago. I blame it on Faulkner, specifically on The Sound and The Fury, which I read at an impressionable age. "Caddie smelled like trees." Yes, that may have been the line that suckered me in. The beauty, the puzzle-like complexity of fitting the various stories and voices together. And it didn't look that hard. How about this ENTIRE CHAPTER from As I Lay Dying: "My mother is a fish"? I… Continue

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At 9:26am on June 30, 2010, Editors Picks said…
Hey Kathleen,
Just letting you know that we've featured your post on Editors' Picks this week.
Head over here and check it out.
Keep up the great work!
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At 12:35pm on February 20, 2010, Kathleen Crowley said…
Yes, I am. Sorry it looks like I missed an earlier comment of yours. I must admit, I was an early fan of She Writes but my enthusiasm kind of waned. I find the site a bit hard to use. Will you be there on Tuesday? Where are you at with your writing? Any query experiences?
At 9:25am on February 20, 2010, Jen McInerney said…
Hi, Kathleen,

Are you the same Kathy Crowley who will be presenting at Grub Street South in Cohasset on Tuesday night?
At 8:41pm on December 11, 2009, Christiane Alsop said…
Hi Kathy, writing is going well. Thanks for asking. Great to have you as a friend on SheWrites. Love, Christiane
At 3:02pm on July 28, 2009, Jen McInerney said…

I'm more of a "Grub Street South" girl, but I've attended the "Tea and Empathy/Moms Who Write" seminar and been to the last two Muse conferences. I see that you're revising your first novel. Congratulations on getting an agent and getting this far! How's the revising going?
At 7:57am on July 10, 2009, susan kushner resnick said…
Hi Kathleen - I'm trying to friend you. When I click on "add friend" nothing happens on my end, but maybe you get the request? who knows - Sue


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