All About Me

My name is Christy O’Callaghan. I’m a writer and Developmental Editor living in Upstate NY. I graduated with my MA from the University at Albany in the Spring of 2023. I was the Editor in Chief of Barzakh Literary Magainze and the Graduate Assitant for the New York State Writers Institute.

I am a Developmental Editor. I love helping writers achieve their goals. We all need some support and fresh eyes on our work. You can learn more about that on the Developmental Editing page.

My dream has been to write since I was a little girl, but after graduating from Hampshire College, I spent 15 years struggling with an illness that progressively worsened.  A few years ago, I had surgery that fixed the problem, and I could start writing again. My full list of publications is on my Where You Can Find My Work page. I’m meeting the most amazing and generous people along the way and am so happy to have my words out of my head and on paper. 

Along with writing, I’m a trained Community Organizer and Educator and worked with incarcerated adults on job skills and helped them find work and continue their education. 

I’m a reader (which is a kind of a given, you can follow my reading list on the Reading Corners page), artist, gardener, hiker, snowshoer, long-distance swimmer, and avid sea glass collector.  I live in a small house surrounded by flowers with my husband and kitty Pan.