J. M. Pridotkas is semi-retired from a career in engineering and teaches French and Chess to homeschool students. She is a lifelong Catholic and helped form a writers group at her church. She has published an article based on her Master's thesis and an article on COVID and prayer; After This Our Exile. She presented an abstract at the 7th Annual Symposium for Advancing the New Evangelization at Benedictine College, “Humanae Vitae 50 Years Later: A Call to Self-Gift.” and is currently working on a variety of writing projects. When faced with doubts about her endeavors, she is encouraged by a quote from Fr. Richard Neuhaus: “If you want to write, then write” (ref. “Write Away”, Randy Boyagoda).