Karen Frances McCarthy MA is a published author, religion/spirituality journalist and documentary scriptwriter based in New York and Dublin. A former political and embedded Iraq war correspondent for outlets including The Irish Times and Al Jazeera, she now focuses on religion and spirituality issues. She is an exponent of writing for mindfulness and spiritual transformation. As an inspirational writer and SNU accredited Spiritualist medium and public speaker, she educates and inspires people with twenty-first century views of life and the afterlife in particular. She has a keen interest in philosophy, spirituality, physics and consciousness. She has been named one of the top Irish female broadcasters who have made an international impact.