- The Irish In Newfoundland
- Shipwrecks Volumes I, II, III & IV
Out of print
- Yuletide Yarns
- The Journey Home
Michael J. McCarthy was born in St. Jacques, Fortune Bay, moving to Terrenceville at the age of five, where he attended school until grade XI. He attended the Memorial University of Newfoundland and the University of Ottawa, graduating with a Master of Arts degree in Literature. After graduating, he taught in a number of communities until his retirement in 1986.
Mr. McCarthy is the author of three novels – The Journey Home, The Treasure of Kelly’s Island and Escape. Furthermore, he has also co-authored Shipwrecks of Newfoundland and Labrador Volumes I, II, III, IV; A Christmas Box; Buried Treasures of Newfoundland and Labrador; and has written for magazines, radio and television. He is married to the former Ann Hamlyn and has two children: Michael and Karen. His place of residence is Mount Pearl.
His newest book, The Irish in Newfoundland, will be released early next year.