One thing COVID gave us this year: Time. So I have gone on to a shorter haircut and a new career role (teaching) and decided to re-release my novels through an Indie publisher. I do look forward to official retirement from the world of Nursing, but that's several years away yet. In the meantime, I hope the attempt at literature can gain some traction. The themes of self-discovery (Michael and the Ice Princess) and the destructiveness of labeling people (The Wrong Side of Eternity) are more relevant now than ever.
Mary got her Masters (Education) in May, and promptly moved to Bellingham, WA, to be closer to her (grown) kids. She still reads voraciously and keeps in touch with Companions (SCHC) and Franciscans (TSSF) through the amazing service of Zoom. Her third book (The Dream of Saint Clare) is 'cooking on the back burner' -- taking shape very, very slowly. Mary is convinced (despite modern advice to the contrary) that taking one's time with a piece of writing contributes to its quality.