Though she only physically drove for four weeks taking her 10,000 miles—from Boston across the open lands of the Midwest and through the Northwest region of America down to Los Angeles then back home through the southern states--her travels lead her down a path of self discovery that unveiled the short history of her own life. Alone and fearless of her physical surroundings, her frank conversations with herself caught on tape were more startling than any spooky sounds in the night. As each night passed she was able to sleep more soundly having shed the weight of stored tears. In the privacy of her car, she revealed to her tape recorder her anger, frustration, and sadness.
C.K. O'Neil is the author of a new memoir, Finding My Way Home: A Memoir about Life, Love, and Family. She grew up in a suburb just north of Boston. She is a writer of both fiction and non-fiction. She has written several personal essays, one of which was published in the anthology "Loving For Crumbs". She holds a BA in English, an MEd in Secondary Education, and an MFA in Creative Writing. She teaches high school English and lives in Massachusetts with her husband and two daughters.