About the Author
Joanna Warrington is a novelist and a funeral celebrant. Having attended a Catholic secondary school in the 1970s as a Protestant (who craved a drop of communion wine!), she now often conducts funerals for families—several having grown up in the Catholic faith in Ireland and in Liverpool, England. Through her work she has met women who have been incarcerated in the Magdalene laundries and convents. As a divorcee and prolific dater, Warrington has learned about depression, child abuse, erectile dysfunction, and stepparenting from her own experiences and through the people she’s encountered. She tackles all of these issues in her second novel, The Catholic Woman’s Dying Wish.