I am an emerging fiction writer living in Chicago. While I am a Luddite, I am using the forum because I love to meet new people, especially fellow artists, and learn new things.

Anyone interested in reading my published work can access it through the link under the My Web Site header on this blog. My short story "Life Goes on Without Me" recently won an honorable mention from Conclave: A Journal of Chracter's 2009 Fiction Contest. I am currently working on a novel, new short stories, and a creative non-fiction essay. My friend T.E. Russell has encouraged me to write a screenplay.

And as always, I am still submitting, submitting, submitting.

I look forward to meeting and reading from you.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Hello Again!

Been away too long.  Why?  Of course.  I had my baby on  August 13!  Her name is Ciara (pr. KEY-ra, i.e., Keira Knightly).  My husband and I used the Gaelic spelling.  You guessed it.  People are mispronouncing it in The States, yet in Ireland it is the third most popular name.  More about Ciara later.  She's asleep and will be awake any moment.  I want to give my little one her proper due with pictures and stories.

In the meantime, I am including a trailer to the film Vision, which is about Hildegard Von Bingen.  It opens today in Chicago at the Music Box Theatre.  Will have to wait to see it until the DVD is released.  Hildegard, like my patron saint Teresa of Avila, was an amazing woman.