Here are a few of our alumnae/i who write:
Diane Dengler Mayr, B.A., English, Class of 1971, is the author of Littlebat’s Halloween Story, a children’s book based on a real colony of bats that resided in the Nesmith Library in Windham, N.H., where Dengler has worked for many years.
Gail Farrelly, B.S., Social Sciences, Class of 1965, has written several books including two mysteries, Beaned in Boston (Evanston Publishing, 1995) and Duped by Derivatives (Chicago Spectrum Press, 1999). And yes, Rita Farrelly is her sister.
Rita K. Farrelly, B.A., English, Class of 1958, is the author of Not in Bronxville (Chicago Spectrum Press, 1997), a mystery novel about a Teacher of the Year who moonlights as a hit man.
Elizabeth Ryan Catalano, B.A. Liberal Arts, Class of 1994, wrote “Sestina”—a one-act comedy about two college students assigned to write a poem together. The play won the San Francisco “Dramarama” award. Catalano then developed the project into a full-length play, which won Oklahoma’s “Heller Theater” award in 2003.
Sister Kathleen McManus, B.A., English, Class of 1980, is one of several writers whose essays are published in Walking with God in a Fragile World, edited by James Langford and Leroy S. Rouner (Rowman’s Littlefield, 2002). The book focuses on the spiritual lessons of 9/11.
Mary Jean Orlando, B.S., Nursing, Class of 1987, is co-author of Pigs, Nerds, and Macho Men, (Publish America, Inc., 2002). The book chronicles the sometimes bizarre aspects of the dating life.
Jonathon Rust, B.A., Communication, Class of 1992, chronicles the ultimate battle between good and evil in EPSILON, (Xlibris Corporation, 2001), a science-fiction novel in which college student Jack Remmler is tapped to save the world.
Dorothy Denneen Volo, B.A., History, Class of 1971, has co-authored Daily Life in the Age of Sail (Greenwood Press, 2001) with her husband, James. The book is part of a nonfiction series that details the nature of daily life in various eras.
Dr. Dale A. Masi, B.S., Special Studies, Class of 1951, a professor of social work at the University of Maryland co-authored a book, Shrink to Fit—Answers to Your Questions About Therapy, with her daughter Robin, also a writer and professor.