Carolyn B Healy
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Carolyn Healy is a therapist-turned-writer who has invested thousands of hours listening to people rework their life stories.
Equally intrigued by the change process and by their stories, she now follows two different but compatible paths as a writer.
First, true to her therapist roots, she pursues serious nonfiction topics like grief, resilience and transformative change. Her vantage point and long experience allow her to address them with insight and often a certain dark humor. The many clients who live on in her memory, and have taught her most of what she knows, peer over her shoulder and nudge her forward to make sure she gets it right.
Second, as she ventured further into the mysteries of how to write so that people will keep reading, vivid what-would-happen-if stories began to present themselves, demanding to be told. She turned to fiction not only to get those stories off her back, but to learn how to write with enough precision and imagination to do them justice.
A lifelong Chicagoan, she grew up the only child of a single mother, which fueled her curiosity about how other people live and strengthened her backbone. In her first career, she learned about surviving and thriving no matter what life throws in your path. The second allows her to share what she knows with a new and bigger audience.
Carolyn lives in the Chicago area with her longtime husband, an architect. Her two children live in Chicago and Austin, Texas.