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Welcome to my website and blog.

I am a writer.  

My memoir MONASTERY TO MATRIMONY, A Woman’s Journey, tells the story of twenty years of my life  in a convent, and the heart-wrenching decison to leave. 

The memoir is filled with lessons and insights that can serve as a guide to those of all ages and beliefs, who are searching for their spiritual truth or facing important life-altering decisions.   Excerpt from Preface by Judith Walter, author of Fleeing the Nest.


In my BLOG I share the  journey of  bringing the memoir to completion.           

My story, “Face of a Nun” has been published in an anthology, Gathering, Writers of Williamson County.  I wrote and published  a newsletter for writers for four years. I wrote two columns for The Informer Community News, Spring Hill, TN:  “Profiles,” a  column about published authors, and ”Decorating Made Easy,”  tips on decorating.

Curiosity prompts my thirst for the craft of writing, for adventure, and my endless interest in learning.

Satisfy your sense of curiosity by reading  personal stories of survival on my WRITINGS page.

  •  I  survived a tornado when only seven.  Read Story
  •  I left a convent at age thirty-seven and survived starting over. Read Story
  •  I am a breast cancer survivor since age sixty-two. Read Story

Visit my BLOG  for writing tips and progress toward publishing a manuscript.

Read my  bio on the ABOUT MARY ANN page.

Share your ideas and comment on my writings.  Contact me at

Be Curious Always. For knowledge will not acquire you;
you must acquire it.
–Sudie Back