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Oct.08.2009
William "Red" Hill's Scow Rescue, credit (Niagara Falls (Ontario) Public Library
When I set out to write a novel capturing the wonder I feel while standing at the brink of Niagara Falls, the life of William “Red” Hill, Niagara’s most famous riverman, was a natural place to find inspiration.  Like my imagined riverman, he had an uncanny knowledge of the Niagara River and...
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Oct.01.2009
If you missed yesterday's virtual book party event featuring Cathy, no worries! We have it all on audio right here. Cathy was joined by special guest, fellow historical fiction author Sandra Gulland and a number of book bloggers who hosted Cathy on her blog tour. They were: Margaret of...
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Sep.24.2009
Many of you know that Cathy was recently on tour in the U.S., and will continue that physical tour in Canada in October. And, of course, Cathy's been on a virtual blog tour with stops almost too numerous to individually link to (but more blog tour highlights are coming soon.) Please mark your...
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Sep.16.2009
Cathy has been touring the blogosphere this past month and continues to do so. We'll have more links up for you soon. But starting today, Cathy begins her physical book tour at Talking Leaves Books in Buffalo, New York. Some other tour stops in New York include Amherst, Brockport and Ithaca....
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Sep.11.2009
Cathy was busy in the blogosphere this past week. The blogs Book Chatter and Other Stuff and Marta's Meanderings both hosted Q&A with Cathy, andwrote lovely reviews of The Day the Falls Stood Still. Instead of posting Cathy's answers as blurbs in this blog post, we'll give you a taste of the...
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Sep.07.2009
Hope you are enjoying the holiday weekend. There's been some exciting news - The Day the Falls Stood Still made its debut on The New York Times Best Seller list at #31! On the blog tour, Cathy visits the Books Love Jessica Marie blog and writes further about researching the novel: Yet, as I read,...
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Sep.03.2009
Cathy visits the I Write in Books blog to discuss a variety of ideas, including the mystique of the Falls, environmentalism, as well as heroic rescues and daring stunts. And on the almost spiritual relationship with the river that her character Tom seems to have, Cathy says: In The Day the Falls...
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Sep.01.2009
The current stop at The Day the Falls Stood Still tour is at The Burton Review blog. Cathy discusses the inspiration for her novel's riverman: William "Red" Hill: Born and bred in Niagara Falls, Red Hill's rescues are stories I grew up with, bits of lore I imagined time and again as I...
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Aug.29.2009
From August 21st to September 25th, Cathy is taking part in a virtual tour through the blogosphere. Here are the participating blogs where you’ll find giveaways and reviews of The Day the Falls Stood Still, as well as guest posts and interviews: August 21 & 25 − Historical Novels review     ...
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Aug.27.2009
Darlene of the Peeking Between the Pages blog shares a wonderful guest post today, written by Cathy. Read excerpts from The Day the Falls Stood Still, illustrated by dramatic photos of the Ice Bridge, the Scow Rescue, and more. And Darlene's review will be posted on Friday, August 28th.
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Aug.26.2009
Writing historical fiction involves developing close relationships with libraries and librarians. Cathy visits The Indextrious Reader blog to talk about historical research: Still, history books were just the beginning. I was handed file upon file bursting with old newspaper and magazine articles,...
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Aug.24.2009
Continuing on the blog tour, Cathy visits the Historical Novels site once more -- this time to sit down for some Q&A. Issues of loss and faith play a big role in The Day the Falls Stood Still, and Cathy describes having her own questions about faith after suffering a loss: The depth of my grief...
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Aug.24.2009
Cathy has just started her blog tour, with the first stop at Historical Novels. In her guest post there, she writes: Though I was born and bred in Niagara Falls and grew up knowing plenty of the local lore, I wouldn't fully grasp the quirkiness of the place until I was researching The Day the...
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