Saint Teresa of Calcutta Through the Lens of a Friend

The Power of Images To Change Lives Marie Constantin, the photographer and author of Finding Calcutta: Memoirs of a Photographer, understands images have power, more power than words alone to impact lives. It was an image in a documentary film that turned Constantin’s life completely around in the early 1990’s. She was a young journalist, completely focused on establishing her career and partying with friends when an … Continue reading Saint Teresa of Calcutta Through the Lens of a Friend

Worth Revisiting: Blogging Brought My Writing to Life Again

God used blogging to heal my frozen gift of writing. Now I love writing and  want to help others start by encouraging them to blog. It took me years to finally decide to start writing again. I had taken a 30-year sabbatical since leaving university to raise 9 children  and I just couldn’t seem to start. I had barely touched a computer four years ago. … Continue reading Worth Revisiting: Blogging Brought My Writing to Life Again

GET READY FOR INDIE CATHOLIC AUTHORS’ CHRISTMAS SALE!

Saturday, December 26 – December 28, sixteen members of the Indie Catholic Authors will have their books on sale. Check out the fiction and non-fiction options, all available for $.99 or FREE! Here is the link! Participating authors John C. Connell Jeanie Ewing Ellen Gable Melanie Jean Juneau Theresa Linden Gil Michelini Erin McCole Cupp Connie Rossini Marianne Sciucco Tim Speer Thomas Tan Jacqueline Vick … Continue reading GET READY FOR INDIE CATHOLIC AUTHORS’ CHRISTMAS SALE!

Interview With Ruth Hogan Herne: “Refuge of the Heart”

Recently I had the opportunity to speak with Catholic novelist Ruth Hogan Herne about her latest novel “Refuge of the Heart”.  Ruth is a gifted storyteller; I was captivated by the characters, plot and message of this novel before I finished reading the first chapter. Her prose is well-written, and the dialogue sounds true to life.  My reaction to this novel reminded me of the … Continue reading Interview With Ruth Hogan Herne: “Refuge of the Heart”

Are We Writing Like Worker Ants or Children of God?

The secular world desperately needs to hear the perspective of Catholics on pressing issues, especially on the sanctity of human life. However most religious authors write in a small niche, read mainly by fellow Catholics and perhaps a few other critics we would secretly love to block. An amusing analogy came to me the other day which clarifies this dilemma. Consider the life of an … Continue reading Are We Writing Like Worker Ants or Children of God?

Love Rebel: Reclaiming Motherhood

Originally posted on Just East Of Crazy Land:
?? I am so excited to announce that my first book, with four other awesome women writers, is about to be published! This beautiful labour of love (sorry for the birthing pun!) started with a spark of friendship that caught fire a few summers ago, when my friend Laura’s cousin Roberta Cottam, now a close friend of… Continue reading Love Rebel: Reclaiming Motherhood

New Anthology Encourages Mums

5 Catholic mum bloggers challenge today’s culture on the value of motherhood Ontario, Canadian mum Melanie Jean Juneau is a love rebel— one of 5 moms who have chosen to pursue the vocation of motherhood over their careers or personal goals. Along with four other Catholic moms, she shares her stories of mothering despite living in a culture that belittles their efforts in Love Rebel: … Continue reading New Anthology Encourages Mums