Karen McCartney

My blogs

About me

Location Tarragona, Cataluña, Spain
Introduction I am Irish through and through but I have lived in Spain, Cuba, England and Italy for a short time. I worked as a freelance foreign correspondent for Basque media from 1990 to 1999, covering developments in the Irish peace process. I have also worked as a travel writer in Havana and I have written a book about my experiences over the six years I spent in Cuba. I have won prizes from two national newspapers for my writing. If you would like to read about my recent experiences in Spain/Catalonia, please check out my blog: Fortunes of a not-so-famous travel writer at: http://karenmccartneywriterandauthor.blogspot.co.uk/ This year I am back home in Belfast, writing about my experiences here.
Interests Zen, yoga, cinema, reading and people
Favorite Movies Thelma & Louise, Incendies, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Swedish version). Yes, I have a deep admiration for strong women.
Favorite Music Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen and Jackson Browne
Favorite Books Ten Men Dead, A Fine Balance, Anna Karenina.

How much of what I do is compromise? Why do I keep postponing what I "really" want to do until conditions are more favourable?