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Pilsen Community Books

More than a year ago, on September 11, 2018, I gave a reading from Blackbird Blues at the Pilsen Community Bookstore, under the auspices of the Writer's Studio at the ...
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Review of Céline Keating’s novel Layla

Céline Keating’s Layla is a spell-binding coming-of-age novel that brings to life the political activism of the 1960s and the toll it takes on one family. Intricately plotted and exquisitely written, ...
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AWP Conference

I'm looking forward to attending the annual conference of the Association of Writers & Writing Programs in Portland, OR, from March 27–30.
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What’s it all about …

Blackbird Blues raises questions about what constitutes a family, what family members owe each other, especially their children, and what they owe themselves. Voices of two women from two different ...
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