"We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust our sails."
- Thomas S. Monson
Born and raised in southern Connecticut, I spent summers sailing on Long Island Sound and
winters skiing in Vermont. My husband and I brought our two sons up in Connecticut as well.
Both played many sports and also grew to love hiking and skiing. Our eldest son, Billy, hiked
the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine-2,190 miles in 4 months. Our youngest son, Peter,
is an avid skier and lives where the mountains are his backyard. Much of my writing stems from
family events and experiences.
I teach middle school Language Arts, and I am passionate about getting young people to write well
across all genres. I pride myself on encouraging students to write as a way of finding meaning during
difficult times. I've had the privilege of attending several Writing Institutes at Columbia University's
Teacher's College learning from other authors and teachers. Writing We're Good, was an incredible journey. I hold an MFA in nonfiction writing from Fairfield University.
In addition, I am an Assistant Editor for Brevitymag.
We’re Good is an inspiring story about a well-rounded teenage athlete whose life changed in the
blink of an eye. Chris O’Brien innocently dove into the ocean, hit a sandbar, and was instantly paralyzed. Going from a D-1 athlete to quadriplegic
at eighteen years old is life changing. Chris was a swimmer, sailor, and student in college going about life before the accident. Meg Keeshan McGovern has beautifully captured the pathos that accompanies a family tragedy and illustrates how it can become triumph for all. Through
narrative and personal stories she guides the reader through the various stages of grief, denial, anger, therapy and devotion that this one family went through
to emerge on the other side stronger and full of more promise than ever.
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