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.
Wife and mom, Christine Shields Corrigan, knows a thing or two about resilience as she winds her way through a breast cancer diagnosis at age forty-nine.
I’ve learned that honest conversations about how breast cancer treatment affects your sexual health should be a part of every treatment plan.
“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…
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…
Let’s start at the beginning.
If you’re like most breast cancer patients, you’ve had a mammogram or other diagnostic test that revealed something was amiss.