Raised in New York City and King’s Park, New York, fiction writer, RJ McCarthy, has lived in the South more than half his life. He received his Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina in 1972 and worked as a Clinical Psychologist before retiring in 2006 to devote himself to writing full-time.
McCarthy is a member of the Virginia Writer’s Group, the North Carolina Writer’s Network, and both the Franklin County and Vance County Arts Councils. He’s been writing fiction for 40 years and has a binder full of rejections to prove it. Quarry Steps Up, crime fiction, was his first published novel. Married and the father of two adult children, he and his wife, Susan, reside with two dogs and three cats in Henderson, North Carolina.
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Wilhelmina: An Imagined Memoir
by RJ McCarthy
Published: September 30, 2014
Wilhelmina Johnson Hamlin’s formative years were spent in an orphanage. She weighs its effects upon the primary issues that color her life including family, loss, the mysteries of the world, her mechanisms for sustaining happiness, and, shadowing everything, racism. Yet insistent as it is, she never allows racism, as it probes her thoughts, to appropriate them or her ample spirit.
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