Meryl Kaleida

Meryl Kaleida

Meryl Kaleida is Production Assistant and E-book Editor at Ignatius Press. She is also a guest writer for Catholic Word Report. She graduated from Ave Maria University with a Bachelors in Theology and Literature. Meryl is a wife, gardener, singer, author, chef, artist and lover of truth. Her short story "I Couldn't Help but Notice" is available as an eBook. You can also learn more about Meryl on her website Kaleida House.

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  1. Meryl Kaleida

    Ignatius Good Reads

    June 10, 2014 8:00 am Leave a Comment

    Some fellow novel lovers would like to share some of their favorite reads with you! If you are interested in writing a review, please leave a comment! Meaghen Hale suggests A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle   A Wrinkle in Time is one of my best-loved books. Because it is… Read more »

    Tags: A Wrinkle in Time A.J. Cronin C.S. Lewis Catholic literature Evelyn Waugh fans favorites Madeleine L'Engle novels reviews The Citadel The Great Divorce

  2. Meryl Kaleida

    Obviously, I am a huge book reader. I am also a huge movie fan. In fact, you can read some of my movie reviews here, here, and here. So, why are there so few good movies that come from books? There are some that have done a pretty decent job… Read more »

    Tags: movies novels reviews

  3. Meryl Kaleida

    In my last post on Suffering and Inspiration, I mentioned that an author’s life can often give birth to the ideas for their characters. There are good reasons for this. A good character is built on events and people that an author has experienced. The human experience and other humans… Read more »

    Tags: character Disney hope literature Mary Poppins novelists novels writing

  4. Flannery O’Connor suffered from lupus. C.S. Lewis lost his young wife to cancer after only 4 years of marriage. There is a theory that G.K. Chesterton suffered from developmental coordination disorder. J.R.R. Tolkien contracted trench fever while serving in World War I, and continued to have bouts of illness throughout… Read more »

    Tags: adversity C.S. Lewis creativity Flannery O'Connor G.K. Chesterton inspiration J.R.R. Tolkien novels redemption suffering writing

  5. Michael Nicholas Richard is the author of the Ignatius Press novel Tobit’s Dog. He has also written another novel, Bogfoke, and a few published short stories, one of which can be found in the anthology Heroic Visions II. Michael also enjoys writing for his blog. Michael lives near New Bern,… Read more »

    Tags: author interviews Michael Richard Tobit's Dog

  6. Meryl Kaleida

    To Obscurity and Beyond

    April 7, 2014 5:14 pm 3 Comments

    As this is my first post, I wanted to introduce myself by way of the novels I read. I enjoy the classic authors, some less well known, as well as some more mainstream/pop culture authors. I hope our readers will enjoy these as much as I do. Feel free to… Read more »

    Tags: classics novels recommendations

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