Chris writes from a desk overlooking the gardens in her suburban New Jersey home. Here’s a selection of her published work.
(HER)OICS Paperback – March 11, 2021
(Her)oics: Women’s Lived Experiences During the COVID-19 Pandemic draws together the stories of 52 women across the US during the Covid-19 pandemic, including Not Back to But Forward, Chris’ essay about how her cancer experiences helped her cope with COVID-19.
Potato Soup Journal Anthology (1)
An anthology of sci-fi, literary, memoir, horror, satire, romance includes, In Words and Plants: How I Landscape My Life, an essay about how gardening and writing have woven through my life, like a clematis on a trellis.
From Prime Press
The Writers Circle 2
An anthology of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction writing includes, Memorare, an
essay about the slow loss of my mother-in-law’s mind to Alzheimer’s dementia.
“You know, mom, you can’t be a writer and have a good garden. You have to make a choice,” my eleven-year-old son said. At the time, we were walking together through Hidcote Garden…
No one wants to hear “I’m sorry it’s breast cancer” or face the storm of tests and treatment that follows. When I heard those words two years ago after a routine…