Vinita Hampton Wright has served as senior editor at Loyola Press for 16 years and not too long ago became managing editor of the trade books division. She has written many fiction and non-fiction books, such as the novel Dwelling Areas with HarperOne, Days of Deepening Friendship and The Art of Spiritual Writing for Loyola Press, and most not too long ago, The St. Teresa of Avila Prayer Book for Paraclete Press. Vinita is a student and practitioner of Ignatian spirituality, and from 2009 to 2015 she blogged at Days of Deepening Friendship. For the previous couple of years, she has co-led smaller groups by means of the 19th Annotation of the Spiritual Workouts. She lives in Chicago with her husband, 3 cats, and a dog. In her “spare” time these days, she is operating on her subsequent novel.