Meet the Member – Denise Montgomery!

Greetings!  I am the new News Guy here at the Guild (official title, I am told).  Please feel free to send me news stories relating to CWG activities.  (The best way to get those messages headed in the right direction is to use .)  This week I’d like to start the year with a new feature, “Meet the Member”.

Denise Montgomery has a Master of Arts in English Language and Literature with a focus on Creative Writing. She has written editorials and articles on parenting and Natural Family Planning as well as on academic subjects. She also writes short stories and is currently working on her first novel. On her website (, she composes book reviews, thoughts on writing, flash fiction; and she also conducts author interviews. Denise formed the Catholic Writers of St. Louis ( group in the autumn of 2011, after feeling inspired by and supported at the Catholic Writers’ Guild Live Conference.

“Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam”

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About KarlErickson

Karl Erickson resides in Salem, Oregon with his wife and children. He considers himself primarily a fiction author. Tristan's Travels was published by Rafka Press in late 2010. Kimberly Erickson is its wonderful illustrator. Toupee Mice is currently available for pre-order. In addition to writing fiction, his articles have appeared in America, The National Catholic Weekly, Catholic Answers' This Rock, Church Music Association of America’s Musica Sacra,, Episcopal Church News, Seattle Pacific University's Response, TiberRiver Catholic Book Reviews, as well as a guest opinion writer for both the Portland Tribune and Statesman Journal. In Karl’s "spare time," he works as a number cruncher for the State of Oregon. He has recently started work on a mystery novel, which is set primarily between Seattle and Friday Harbor. The book should be unveiled within a couple years, or so. Earlier this year, Karl begun a blog entitled The Singing in the Wood. In addition to blog essays on a variety of timely themes and topics, he enjoys sharing interviews of interesting and inspiring personalities--from Sean Astin to Raymond Arroyo and (the "Catholic Guy") Lino Rulli. For a taste of the zany, check out Karl's other (very silly) blog, The Restless Auditor!
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