Victoria currently writes women's fiction and has been published in nonfiction for children and adults. She speaks to classrooms, writers workshops and civic and social groups. [Excerpts]
I'm writing book reviews for CatholicFiction.org and working with a fantastic editor, J. O'Brien. The field of Catholic fiction is awesome--wonderfully infinite, interesting, and entertaining. My revisions continue on my novel and devotional.
Mad Anthony Writers Conference is April 12-14, 2013. Come one day or all three. Sharon Draper keynote address on Friday evening at 7pm is open to the public.
I wish all good things for you.
CHILDREN When Your Grandparent Dies and the award-winning When Your Pet Dies are in their tenth year of international publication. Discover why these books are a simple but powerful way to comfort a child who hurts. [More]
ADULTS When a Family Pet Dies addresses the adult who is grieving the loss of a pet. [More] Victoria has published articles and essays for adult readers about family humor, grief, pets, religon, speech and language pathology, the Irish, political issues and literacy. [More]
SPEAKER/Teacher Victoria has spoken to elementary through high school classrooms, at public libraries and writers workshops and to adult civic and social groups about writing, literacy, book discussions and other topics like ghosts at her family's pub and life as the mayor's wife.[More] A former speech-language pathologist, she also taught basic composition and critical thinking at the university level and now devotes her time to writing.
"I cried. I laughed. I cried. You are such a wonderful writer."--K. E., Liberty Twp, OH (devotional)
"Beautiful, wonderful writing."--D. J., Bangor, Maine (adult nonfiction)
"(Ryan's) got just the right touch as far as really understanding. Kids want to be understood. I think she does that. A lot of authors can't."--L. Mundy, Publisher, Abbey Press
"(Your presentation was) Entertaining... Informative... When can you come back?"-- after Rosary Altar Society pesentation
"I learned more in Ryan's (Critical Thinking) class than I have in any other class I've taken--student on course evaluation, Miami University Hamilton, OH [More Testimonials]