While raising children, Denise Meagher, a returning area native, became a published freelance writer, voice over talent and enthusiastic community theatre participant. She loves reading, writing, traveling, time with friends and most of her family and empty-nesting with husband, Ted.
My island experiences are Celtic flavored; first Prince Edwards Island (of Anne of Green Gables fame) and the second time, Ireland. These two islands though not tropical in the typical sense are still beautiful, intriguing and mystical; although surprisingly, Ireland does have a tropical touch with some of its plants and trees. Our time spent in both places was memorable. If I had the opportunity I wouldn't hesitate to return nor would I mind living in either place. We saw and experienced a lot during our stays; enough to whet my creative appetite and infect me just a bit with Island Fever.
Rachel Lyman Field's poem, If Once You Have Slept on an Island, sums it up: