Writing Their Stories...

​Researching the lives of the past.

Sheila Duane

Bridget's Hanging

sheadua@comcast.net

Sheila Duane has been teaching research writing at the college level for more than twenty years. She has also worked as a researcher, a journalist, and an advertising copywriter. She has been publishing her poetry for many years, most recently with the Journal of New Jersey Poets. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of New Mexico, a master’s in teaching from Monmouth University, and a master’s in English literature from Rutgers University.
Duane resides in Tinton Falls, New Jersey, with her husband, Dean, and her son, Jude.

I wrote this book because I don't believe what happened to Bridget Deignan was fair or humane. After I read her story, I couldn't stop thinking about her and the common humanity we all share. And I do understand that stories like hers happen everyday in every country on this planet, but I just wanted to tell her story this time. I hope to tell someone else's story tomorrow.