Here’s my hub for finding things that interest you. Each page will list all relevant posts for that topic.

Short Stories

These are fantasy more often than not, although I do have historicals and a contemporary, as well as ghost stories.

They were all a joy to write–I hope you like reading them. Many were for Blog Battle, but other random tales find their way here as well.

My Books

blog banner with 3 coversCurrently, I’m a coathor in four anthologies with a collection of my short stories available–Dragon Hoard–which is free to everyone.

I’ve also written eight novels and submitted to more anthologies, so this section will be expanding on a regular basis.



Words can be elegant, beautiful, and sometimes frustrating, and they’re always necessary to convey meaning in print.

We all need to entice people to read our words, and to do that, we have to make them interesting. We must provide value for the time people spend reading them.

So I have some quick tips to assist you on your way to mastery.


tree-lake-sunset reflectionThis is a catch-all, where I write what’s on my mind. Like everyone else, I have thoughts about the world around me, although I promise not to bore you with complaints about gas prices or my co-workers.

The world can be marvelous, puzzling, and maddening, sometimes all in the same day. This is the place where I share things that seem particularly noteworthy to me.

Hopefully, this will spark thoughts for you to share in return.

Social Media


Is it time to join the millions who have Facebook pages, who know how to tweet and have figured out how to blog? Perhaps like me, you’ve discovered that like it or not, social media is part of your chosen career. Or family members and friends have relocated and you’d like to stay connected. Maybe you’re passionate about something that no one close to you understands (novel writing counts–trust me on this). And now you want to connect to others who share your enthusiasm.

Whatever your reasons, I have some tips and start-up links for you here.

Book Reviews

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This one’s self-explanatory.

I won’t post anything that I don’t like, so nobody has to worry about me blasting their book publicly. The worst that can happen is I’ll lay it down and not talk about it.

That said, I don’t read horror or erotica at all, and I’m not the best choice for steamy romance. I like my mysteries cozy, not graphic, and I generally read historical and fantasy.

Author Interviews

soul-746560_1280Find out about the people behind the stories–funny moments, favorite characters, writing tips, and writing heroes.

Writers have a love of words in common, but how they conjure their stories varies widely.

Check here to see what makes writers tick.ย We’re a unique bunch, each with our own take on what makes a good tale.


publishIs there anything more frightening than hitting that publishing button? You’ll have to work through the fear on your own, but some background knowledge can help.

So I’ve got some tips here, some from me, some from others, to help you feel more confident about putting your work out into the world.

30 comments on “Home
  1. Mick Canning says:

    Eighteen months…seven novels…whoa! what’s going on? I’m seriously impressed with that!

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  2. You’re very kind. But bear in mind that they were only drafted. I’m still doing beta swaps and learning the fine art of revision. Not to mention discovering the joys of formatting. Ugh. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Mick Canning says:

      That’s still a most impressive tally.

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    • Excuse me for butting in like this but I just had to react to ‘the joys of formatting’. (โ‰งโ–ฝโ‰ฆ) I came here via your comment on Aethereal Engineer. I can see that you love LOTR. I’m translating a classic Japanese fantasy but I wish I could translate my story as fast as you write. I’m hoping some day I’ll have time to sit down and enjoy reading your stories. Thanks.

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      • You’re not butting in at all. ๐Ÿ™‚ And I wish I could edit as fast as I draft. It would be my favorite writing superpower. And that’s without adding translating to the mix, which is a formidable hurdle. And we need more Asian fantasies, so keep up the good work. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. Looks interesting. I’ll be back!

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  4. frenchc1955 says:

    Thank you for following my blog!

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  5. milliethom says:

    Hello Catherine. Your blog looks like a very interesting – and a very varied – one to follow. I’m impressed by the number of books you’ve written, or are still working on. I’ve published the first two of my historical fiction trilogy and am now working on the third. I’ll be very interested to see what you say about social media as a means of promoting ebooks because I’m really hopeless at promotion! I’m ashamed to say I joined LinkedIn and about.me ages ago and have done nothing with either. The same applies to Twitter – and I haven’t been active on Goodreads for a while, simply because I haven’t had the time (and other such lame excuses!). I’m sure your blog will do me good, so thank you so much for following me, I’m very happy to follow you back.

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  6. Wow. Nice place. I’ve finally visited and had a look around. Impressive place you have here. ๐Ÿ˜€

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  7. lovessiamese says:

    I love your theme and what a great blog! I’ll be reading some of your fantasies. Have you read Viv Drewa’s “Edric the Gryphon Hatchling”? It’s a cute and interesting fantasy story, too. I’ll definitely be visiting your blog more often.

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  8. Thanks so much, everyone. And a gryphon story might be just what I need. ๐Ÿ™‚


  9. Gary says:

    Thank you for the follow…one had to come over and return the generosity…and wow…nice blog and avid writer…it’s brilliant!! I’m at the stage with my book that says what next? It all seems bewildering post writing it…them…I have a slush pile…writing is my way of prevaricating and not moving them to the next level ๐Ÿ™ƒ

    Lovely to meet you!

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  10. The post-writing thing can be a head-scratcher. I’ve spent almost two years learning to edit, making passes, trading with beta friends, and now taking a stab at building a platform. (Okay, I admit I wrote a couple more in there, too.) Sometimes I just want to write the silly things and be done, since that’s my favorite part.

    It’s lovely to meet you, too, Gary. ๐Ÿ™‚


  11. spearfruit says:

    Very nice and wonderful blog you have here. Thank you for following my blog, I will certainly take time to visit yours as well. I hope your day is a happy one! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  12. Lovely Blog, Cathleen. So much to see here! Thanks so much for visiting and following mine.

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  13. The pleasure is mine. ๐Ÿ™‚


  14. Cathleen, congrats on this blog, and of course, on all of your writing. My best wishes to you.

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  15. Hi Cathleen,
    Thanks so much for visiting my website. I really like your blog. You have so many intriguing sections, I look forward to reading them!

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  16. Best wishes in return to both of you, Cynthia and Kimberly. May we all help each other along on this writing journey we’re all on. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  17. elizabeth stokkebye says:

    Thanks for the follow! I love your profile picture of Little Red Riding Hood, is it?


  18. You cover so much here! I like your approach to book reviews–probably because I agree with it. I rarely dislike a book publicly (just don’t write about it) because I’m thinking of all the work that went into it.

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  19. I feel you. Somebody put a ton of work into that thing. Maybe it’s just not to my taste.

    Thanks for the attagirl, and congrats again on your new release! ๐Ÿ™‚


  20. reocochran says:

    I came by to apologize “in person” since I missed some amazing and kind comments of yours, Cathleen. I am horrible at forgetting about my awaiting approval section of WordPress! Thank you for such nice comments and hoping we can now be better connected. Happy September to you! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  21. TanGental says:

    A follow! I’m chuffed to bits. Thank you so much!

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  22. Jainey says:

    Seven novels in eighteen month?? :-O
    That’s an interestingly amazing feat. Forget they being drafted – that’s pretty awesome.

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