Author Spotlight: Faith
From organized religion to self actualization, these four authors explore the many facets of faith in women’s lives.
P.J. Schaefer earned her Ph.D. in American literature at Fordham University, New York and teaches at SUNY Westchester Community College. She is a published freelance writer and editor of long and short mainstream fiction and nonfiction, and her works have appeared in such publications as Troika, Dogsongs, Elements, Ink., Poor Katie’s Almanac, Offshore: Northeast Boating, Boston Parents’ Paper, Big Apple Parent,Children’s Writer, Family Times, Naturally Women Magazine, and Camping Today. Her academic publications include essays for The Western Journal of Black Studies, The Journal of Black Studies, A.T.Q.: 19th Century American Literature and Culture, The Facts on File Companion to the American Short Story, Literary Themes for Students: War and Peace, The Facts on File Companion to the American Novel, and Teaching English in the Two-Year College.
Sheila Lamb received an MFA from Queens University of Charlotte and an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from George Mason University. Her writing has appeared in Monkeybicyle, JMWW, The Westchester Review, and elsewhere. Her work has earned Pushcart and storySouth Million Writers Award nominations and she’s also the editor for the Santa Fe Writers Project Journal. She lives, teaches, and writes in the mountains of Virginia.
Amy Bridges is a writer whose work has appeared on TLC, HGTV, and Discovery Health. She is a Hedgebrook alumna, and the recipient of the First Prize Fiction Award at the San Francisco Writers Conference. Her play, Women of the Holocaust, was published by The Kennedy Center and The Northwest Theatre Journal. Her play, The Day Maggie Blew Off Her Head, received first prize in the Edward Albee Prince William Sound Playwriting Lab, presented by Edward Albee. Her work has been nominated for The American Theatre Critics Association’s New Play Award as well as The Osborne Award for an Emerging Playwright. Currently, she is working on a novel. And of course, living in Hollywood, it is required for her to always be working on a screenplay.
Laura Hartenberger‘s writing has appeared or is forthcoming in The Massachusetts Review, Cutbank Magazine, Dragnet, Winter Tangerine Review, NANO Fiction, Found Poetry Review and other journals, and has won prizes from Gulf Coast Magazine and The Hart House Review. She lives in Toronto.