Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Milwaukee: Come to the Grand Gala!

Milwaukee--you are in for a treat!

Yes, it's me. I'll be at my wittiest, my funniest, and my best for the second annual Chesterton Academy Gala! See the pdf here.

Jokes, laughter, tears, fun; it's going to be a night of music and joy as we celebrate the Chesterton Academy of Milwaukee, and their wonderful classical education high school based on the ideas of G.K. Chesterton. Only it's second year, this school is growing fast and strong. You can find out much more about the school here.

I'm super excited, and I hope if you live in the area, you'll make a reservation today!

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

A Friend goes to EWTN

Back in grade school, I had many friends. One of my friends was a girl named Margaret. I remember her well as a kid who was always smiling and laughing.

Margaret and I used to play on the playground, with all the other girls, horsing around as much as you could in a school uniform. We went to St. Philip Neri in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (sadly, now permanently closed), and we were both Schoenstatt girls. In fact, St Philip was a Schoenstatt parish, and we were fortunate to have a beautiful chapel on the property to which we could duck in from time to time. The chapel cool on a hot day, and silent.

One day during recess in fifth grade, Margaret and I were goofing around and we were running together except that Margaret was running forward and I was running backwards. I tripped over something and fell back hard on my head (this may explain a lot about me :-)). I ended up with a trip to the emergency room and a big fat scar on the back of my head, as a constant reminder of that day.

Many years have passed, and imagine my surprise when I found out that popular writer and award winning author Marge Fenelon is that same girl.  I was pleased to see she appeared on Women of Grace, and I think you will really enjoy her interview.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Is Harry Potter Still Relevant?

Sometimes, I do ask myself this question. Abe Books asked it, too, and answered it here.
You can find my book about Harry Potter in eBook format here. My recent discussion of all things Harry with Fountains of Carrots is here. Thanks!

Thursday, April 14, 2016

New Book about Gilbert and Frances Chesterton and their young friends

The Chestertons go on vacation to the seaside, and run into a family of girls, whom they befriend. What happens next? Gilbert and his swordstick, a missing key, a dog that tends to bury everything, and a puppet play all happen over the course of the next few days. Read all about it in my newest book, The Chestertons and the Golden Key. If you'd like a review copy, please let me know in the comments.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

A Visit to the Wade Center

A few days ago I visited the Wade Center at Wheaton College, a place I've grown to love. The staff are all wonderful, friendly, and helpful. I was there doing some work for the Chesterton Digital Library (CDL) and I wanted to see if my books were on the shelves--they both were. (How Far Is It To Bethlehem and The Woman Who Was Chesterton--they were actually not sitting next to each other, something the librarians thought they would fix.)

The librarian pictured is Laura Schmidt, who has been with me through all my writing. And I really enjoyed the fact that my book is sitting right next to Agatha Christie :-)