June Local Authors Market – Meet Michael Beaulieu

This post is the first in a series introducing the authors that will be participating in our annual Local Authors Market. Read about the authors and then come to meet them and buy their books on Saturday June 24 from 2-4PM at the Main Library.

Michael Beaulieu: Michael Beaulieu is the pen name of Michael McCarthy, an author and entertainment journalist of Dracut, Massachusetts. Beaulieu began his writing career in the early to mid-nineties writing for various entertainment and music magazines. His work has been praised by others in the industry, including the director Kevin Smith. He now issues most of his journalism through his website Love is Pop, where he publishes his criticism and his interviews with his favorite new authors and musicians.

Beaulieu’s first book, Reckoning Daze, was written between 2004 and 2006 while he was living in Los Angeles. The book features the whirlwind life of a 19-year old Lindsay Harmon-Foster, an actress struggling to make it in Hollywood. The narrative is told from her critical and humorous perspective as she navigates the pitfalls encountered by those trying to find their place in a notoriously competitive scene.


Beaulieu has also published the first book in a three volume young adult urban fantasy series called Book of Shadows, featuring 16-year old Emma. Emma and her friends are being forced into a strict Catholic High School, when one day, she finds an old book of spells that belonged to her grandmother, unlocking a world she never could have dreamed, and potentially freeing her and her friends from a stifling existence.


Find out more about Michael and his projects when he comes to the Chelmsford Library Authors’ Market on June 24!