Shownotes: Episode Three

Giving Thanks for Dappled Things

In Part III of our series on American Catholic fiction, we talk to two brilliant writers and entrepreneurs: Bernardo Aparicio of Dappled Things and Regina Woman of Chesteron Press. We’ll speak to both Bernardo and Regina about what a modern Catholic literary revival looks like, and the need to write with both Catholic and non-Catholic audiences in mind. Tune in to find out more about the incredible work (and beauty!) of each of their organizations.

Dappled Things (Bernardo Aparacio): Please visit the website of Bernardo’s brilliant literary arts journal, Dappled Things, to learn more about the incredible work of some of the country’s best young talent. If you yourself are an author of short fiction, consider submitting a work for the J.F Powers prize in Catholic fiction. If you’ve never purchased or subscribed to a literary arts journal in the past, now is the time to begin!

(Bernardo himself is a talented writer and artist; for more of his works check out this article about his childhood in Columbia; it is absolutely heartbreaking.)

Regina Doman (Chesterton Press): Regina has an impressive decades-long career in the Catholic arts, as a published author, television writer, and publisher! Interested in beautifully-written series for children and teens? Check out her website for more information (the John Paul II High books are great!). She also has some selected works published through TAN books, including the adorable St. Jude book illustrated by Ben Hatke (a favorite in the Miles household).

(Shameless plug: one of my dearest friends just illustrated several kids books for TAN books as well, including this one about the mass and this board book about saints. Check them out!)

Advent and Christmas are just around the corner, friends, and what better gift to gift the ones you love than the writings (and art!) of these talented authors.

And as always, please visit Shaun Garrison’s website,, for information about his ministry and music, which you heard in this episode!

Blessings, dear friends, and thanks for listening!


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