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Catherine's Latest Blogs

Apr.03.2013 - 11:08 am
The following is an excerpt, a single essay, from my new book of creative nonfiction The Long, Steep Path: Everyday Inspiration From the Author of Pay It Forward. Photos related...
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Sep.13.2012 - 10:51 am
I have some news to share, and I hope I can open a conversation with it. And I hope other authors—and readers—will comment. Please do tell me what you think. I’m completely...
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Jul.10.2012 - 2:13 pm
A few words about my newest release, the nonfiction help book for writers How to be a Writer in the E-Age...and Keep Your E-Sanity!, which I co-authored with friend, fiction...
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Jul.10.2012 - 1:57 pm
I may never get to say this again. So let me say it now, while I can. I have two new books out this week. Well...I announced the arrival of Don't Let Me Go last week. So I might...
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Comments from Catherine

Dec.07.2011 - 10:03 am
In response to: I Support the Occupy Movement
I scanned it because it was too objectionable to read, and so completely dismisses and mischaracterizes the issues. I...
Jul.14.2011 - 3:13 pm
In response to: Have You Read the Hunger Games?
Seems the older I get the more careful I have to be with violent images in my head. They stay with me, and I can't seem...
May.02.2011 - 8:48 pm
In response to: Killing One Monster, Unleashing Another: Reflections on Revenge and Revelry
Eloquent, and, in my opinion, spot on.
Oct.01.2010 - 8:18 am
In response to: I'm guessing...
Hadn't heard that song in years.  It would make a great theme song for the Wesley Scrogginses of the world.
Oct.01.2010 - 8:03 am
In response to: Web Speaks Loudly Against Book Bans
The good news is, you have very wise friends and acquaintances.

Published Reviews

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Nov.20.2010
Published by School Library Journal
Gr 9 Up–When her mother chooses her boyfriend over her own daughter, Elle, 16, is moved into an apartment across Manhattan. She develops a friendship with Frank, who lives next...