Hi, I’m Chris

Christine Shields Corrigan

I’m a writer, teacher, mom, wife, and two-time cancer survivor. I write about family, parenting, illness, and resilient survivorship. My latest work, Memorare, an essay about the slow loss of my mother-in-law’s mind to Alzheimer’s dementia, will be included in The Writer’s Circle 2 Anthology to be published by Prime Press.

My work has appeared in many places, including The Brevity Blog, Dreamer’s Creative Writing, Grown & Flown, The Potato Soup Journal, Purple Clover, Ravishly.com, and Wildfire Magazine.

Current Project

Again: Surviving Cancer Twice with Love and Lists, A Memoir

By Christine Shields Corrigan

Chris is seeking representation and publication of her memoir: Again: Surviving Cancer Twice with Love and Lists, A Memoir, her account of breast cancer decades after a teenage bout with Hodgkin’s lymphoma.


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On Trust’s Shore

When my family arrived at the beach this year, my two teenage boys ran to the surf. They didn’t hesitate as they dove through the curling waves. I wasn’t so bold. I meandered to the shoreline and let the waves lap my feet.  I waded in further. I watched the kids…

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A Reconstructed Life

Breast cancer causes profound loss and grief. We grieve the loss of our bodies. We grieve the loss of our feminine identity. We grieve the loss of friendships. We grieve the loss of the opportunity for motherhood, as many patients enter menopause prematurely…

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The Path To Success Doesn’t Always Mean A Four Year Degree

The end of the high school year is “senior packet” time. It’s the beginning of the insanely stressful college application process for the rising senior class of which my son is a part.

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