Here is a some of the feedback I’ve received for my debut novel, Rose-Coloured Houses: “You have a very vibrant writing style with colourful and active descriptions! You put me right in the story, feeling for the family and other people involved.” “Cathy your book was very difficult to put down, so needless to say… Read More Rose-Coloured Houses is a Success
Read the story in its entirety HERE
One of my readers mentioned Wattpad yesterday. I’ve published two short stories there. Have you heard of it? It’s an easy way of testing the waters in self-publishing. I have to admit I haven’t spent much time learning how to get followers, even though I’ve followed others. Here are the stories I published there. It’s… Read More Wattpad
I received an email today inviting me to do a talk and book signing at the library in my hometown. You can find out more about my book, Not My Story To Tell and get your own copy here. The library is called the Alice Munro Library because Alice Munro is also from Wingham. I… Read More I’ve Been Invited to the Library for a Book Signing
I’ve loved short stories all my life. One of my favourite authors is Alice Munro. I’ve written more about her here. She is an amazing short story (and novel) writer. She just happens to come from my hometown of Wingham, Ontario, Canada. She is also the winner of the Nobel Prize. I’ve written a few… Read More Do You Like Short Stories?
One of the greatest things about writing is how it revives memories that have been, in some cases, buried. I find when writing I discover many things I had forgotten or were just on the surface of my mind. I have a terrible memory. Maybe that is why I write. Other people just retrieve thoughts… Read More Writing and Memory
I took a day off yesterday to read. I’ve written before how I find reading and writing difficult to do simultaneously. You can read that post here. Reading is essential for writers and I’ve especially been reading memoirs so I can learn more about style and content. I read an entire book and most of another one.… Read More Alphabet Soup Challenge-Read
I heard an old song on the radio today. It is by Seal and called “Kissed By A Rose” You can listen here. It is the song that most reminds me of when my father died. I’ve been thinking about it lately since we just had Father’s Day and he died June 30th. I’m the… Read More I’ve Been Kissed By A Rose On The Grave