Monday, August 20, 2012

My Interview in the St. Louis Review

This week's issue of the St. Louis Review, the publication of the Archdiocese of St. Louis, included a feature on Catholic Writers of St. Louis. The article, "The Pen is a Mighty Sword," was written by Jennifer Brinker.

I was honored and humbled to be among the writers interviewed for the article. Jennifer called last week and interviewed me, after attending a meeting of the Catholic Writers of St. Louis in July.

Other local writers interviewed for the article are Denise Y. Montgomery, founder of Catholic Writers of St. Louis, and Shaylynn Rackers, graphics editor of Ink and Fairy Dust e-zine.

Catholic Writers of St. Louis meets at the St. Charles Coffee House several times a year. Denise does a wonderful job leading our meetings and scheduling guest speakers.

Our guest speaker last month  was Mary Brockgreitens of Liguori Publications. Mary shared tips for submitting a book proposal to Liguori. Also attending the meeting was Maurice Prater, the advancement director of the Missionaries of the Holy Family, who talked about his experiences publishing a book of prayers with Liguori.

You can read the online version of Jennifer's feature here.


  1. Nice to hear they recognized you, Donna! Sounds like your Catholic Writers is an active group too...

  2. Good grief, Donna. How many writing groups do you belong to? Wow!

    I was interested that you went to St. Alphonsus. That was a church my son and I visited once--when looking for a church to attend regularly--and we were so impressed by the music that was part of the service. It was also quite integrated; you don't always see that...

    The interviews...the awards...the prizes...the publications---they just keep piling up for you!

  3. Hi Claudia,
    It was a nice gesture.

    Hi Sioux,
    Rock church has a rich and diverse history. The music gets you moving.


  4. Donna, you are one active writer. So happy for your latest accomplishment. You rock!

  5. Yay, Donna! What a nice interview!

    Critter Alley

  6. Congrats on the interview! It is wonderful that your talent was recognized in that way. :)

  7. Hi Linda,

    Hi Pat,
    Jennifer did a great job.

    Hi Lisa,
    Thanks for your kind words.


  8. Congrats, your interview was awesome!

    1. Thanks, Shaylynn.
      Your interview was awesome too, and your artwork is spectacular.

  9. Congratulations again Donna - how awesome!


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