Paula Huston’s books include Daughters of Song (Random House), The Holy Way: Practices for a Simple Life (Loyola), By Way of Grace: Moving From Faithfulness to Holiness (Loyola), Forgiveness: Following Jesus Into Radical Loving (Paraclete), Simplifying the Soul: Lenten Practices to Renew Your Spirit (Ave Maria), A Season of Mystery: 10 Spiritual Practices for Embracing a Happier Second Half of Life (Loyola), and A Land Without Sin (Slant). She was also co-editor and contributing essayist for the collection Signatures of Grace: Catholic Writers on the Sacraments (Dutton). Her latest book, One Ordinary Sunday: A Meditation on the Mystery of the Mass, is forthcoming in March 2016.
Her short stories, essays and articles have appeared in numerous journals and magazines, including Story, American Short Fiction, North American Review, Redbook, America, Image, The Christian Century, and Geez, in addition to websites such as explorefaith.com and catholicesxchange.com. A National Endowment of the Arts Fellow in Creative Writing, her work has been honored by Best American Short Stories, the Catholic Press Association, ForeWord Magazine, and Best Spiritual Writing. Huston taught literature, fiction-writing, and creative non-fiction at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and in the California State University Consortium MFA for many years; she is currently on the faculty of Seattle Pacific University’s SPU’s low-residency MFA program. She is a wife, mother, grandmother, and Camaldolese Benedictine oblate.