Would you like to kick-start a writing career? In that case, I think you should have a look at this competition.
The most famous Catholic female writer is still the recently deceased Muriel Spark. Her career got started when she won a short-story contest.
By the way, I hinted in my Ignatius interview that it would be nice if Catholics started paying attention to the successes of other Catholics again. So congratulations to Frances for getting into the finals of "The Great British Bake-off."