Gerry McCullough has been writing poems and stories since childhood. Brought up in north Belfast, she graduated in English and Philosophy from Queen's University, Belfast, then went on to gain an MA in English.
She lives just outside Belfast, in Northern Ireland, has four grown up children and is married to author, media producer and broadcaster, Raymond McCullough, with whom she co-edited the Irish magazine, 'Bread', (published by Kingdom Come Trust), from 1990-96. In 1995 they published a non-fiction book called, 'Ireland - now the good news!'
Over the past few years Gerry has had more than sixty short stories published in UK, Irish and American magazines, anthologies and annuals - as well as broadcast on BBC Radio Ulster. Her poems and articles have been published in several Northern Ireland and UK magazines, and she has also done readings from her novels, poems and short stories at several Irish literary events. She writes a regular literary blog - Gerry's Books - and guest writes for several other literary blogs.
Gerry won the Cúirt International Literary Award for 2005 (Galway); was shortlisted for the 2008 Brian Moore Award (Belfast); shortlisted for the 2009 Cúirt Award; commended in the 2009 Seán O'Faolain Short Story Competition, (Cork) and commended in the 2015 Harmony House Poetry Award (Downpatrick).
She is now also an Amazon best-selling novelist and her novels include:
Belfast Girls: a thriller/romance (Nov 2010, Night Publishing - 2nd edition June, 2012, Precious Oil Publications)
Danger, Danger (October, 2011)
Angel in Flight: the first Angel Murphy thriller (June 2012)
The Seanachie: Tales of Old Seamus (January, 2012) her first collection of Irish short stories , previously published in an Irish weekly magazine.
Lady Molly & The Snapper (August, 2012) - a young adult time travel adventure, set in Ireland and on the high seas.
Angel in Belfast: the 2nd Angel Murphy thriller (June 2013)
Johnny McClintock's War (August 2014)
The Seanachie 2: Norah on the Beach and other stories (September 2014)
Hel's Heroes (June 2015)
Dreams Visions, Nightmares: a collection of eight literary and award-winning Irish short stories (January 2016)
Not the End of the world: a comic fantasy novel, set on earth in the not too distant future (February 2016)
Coming soon will be another collection of The Seanachie (3) – lighthearted, Irish stories, plus a new Angel Murphy thriller.