Ten MAIDS (Mothers Addicted to Irish Dancing) are traveling with their daughters' U-13 8-Hand Céilí Team to the World Irish Dance Championships, following a four week intensive practice period which almost destroys their dance school. Bringing with them enough emotional baggage to fill up the Grand Canyon, they are forced to confront 'serious' obstacles coming at them from every direction. Among many significant concerns are: a no-show TCRG, no hotel reserved rooms, petty differences and a psychotic mom. How they survive and apply their mothering 'skills' amidst the epic chaos nipping at their heels, is the stuff MAIDS are made of.
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About the Author
Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, into a third generation Irish American family, she thought that eating green-dyed bakery bread and sugar cookies with bright green icing on Saint Patrick's Day were the best things about being Irish.
Briggs' essays and short stories have been featured in Hornpipe Magazine, The Irish American Post, Celtic Canada, The Sligo Quarterly Review, Irish Dancing and Culture Magazine and many other Irish American periodicals and newspapers.
After returning in 2009 from a six year stay in County Sligo where she wrote the first three Liffey Rivers Irish Dancer mysteries, she lives in the "Driftless Area" of Wisconsin near the Mississippi River.
Her books and magazine short stories and essays are part of the Dublin archives for traditional Irish music and dance (Taisce Cheol Duchais Eirreann) on Merrion Square.
Brenna studied theatre and history at St. Mary's College-Notre Dame.