Local author McCarthy to speak Nov. 1
McCarthy’s latest work is a historical fiction based on Irish and American history. Lockport was a likely destination for many immigrants and McCarthy will speak about the early 1800s giving hope amidst the stress of new beginnings and new neighbors from diverse nationalities. He will also give selected readings from his most recent book, “Flight of the Wretched.”
In 2009, McCarthy published his first book, “From Cork to the New World: A Journey for Survival.” Additionally, he has published numerous collegiate articles. For the past 14 years, McCarthy has been the Director of Safety and Security at St. John Fisher College in Rochester. Previously, he was a Police Investigator with the Rochester Police Department, before retiring with 20 years of service.
McCarthy was born and raised in Lockport, and currently resides with his wife in Penfield. In their spare time, they enjoy kayaking, camping and spending time with their children and grandchildren.
“A Journey to the New World” is a free, public program and book signing. Books are priced at $19.95 and are available at the History Center and Erie Canal Discovery Center.
For more information call the History Center at 434-7433.