News

This page serves as an archive for major news items that previously appeared on the Home page but have since been pushed off by newer entries.

Nov 3, 2016
4.5 Stars!
Just received awesome news that NOTHING STAYS THE SAME received a 4.5-star review and the Crowned Heart award for excellence in the November issue of InD’tale Magazine. Check it out!

March 8, 2016
Happy Release Day! Kick-start a new writing project or breathe life into an old one. GROW A BOOK: Turning Your Story Idea Into a Workable Plot is available now, exclusively at Amazon.com. FREE to Amazon Prime and Kindle Unlimited members.

June 1 – Aug 28, 2015
The “Help Me Name the Band” summer contest is underway! You could win an Amazon gift card or free books. Click here for details.

May 29, 2015
Come chat with me today over at Kathleen Irene Paterka’s Friday Fiction Finds where I’m talking about the inspiration behind Wishing You Were Here as well as what’s coming up in Book 2 in the series.

Feb 4-24, 2015
Join me on my blog for the pre-release celebration of THE OTHER WiFE by Kathleen Irene Paterka. Kathleen’s giving away a copy of the book and I’m giving away a handmade necklace inspired by the gorgeous cover!

Feb 20, 2015
WISHING YOU WERE HERE is now available as an audiobook!. You can find it at Amazon.com, Audible.com and on iTunes.

Dec 2, 2014
I’m over at The Write Way Cafe today, talking about the next book in my Soul Mates series and revealing the cover. Stop on by!

Nov 7, 2014
Two of my works-in-progress, HUSH: The Dead Don’t Tell and Nothing Stays the Same received First and Second Place in the FTHRW Pages From the Heart contest!

Nov 3, 2014
I’m over at Vala Kaye’s Other World. today, talking about writing and the inspiration behind my young adult time travel novel Wishing You Were Here. I’m also giving away an Amazon Gift Card. Stop on by!

Oct 27, 2014
New Workshops are Coming!
I have several new workshops planned for 2015. Read all the details on the Workshops page.

September 10, 2014
I’ve been hard at work the past couple days redesigning this site. The new format allows for more articles on the home page, grouped by topic. And I love the slider for featuring books. What do you think?

August 30, 2014
Don’t forget to sign up for my newsletter to get sneak peaks, freebies and more!

May 15, 2014
New Mailing List Options
I’ve added a new option for my newsletter subscription. Now you can choose between joining the Scribbling Divas group author newsletter I’m part of or join my individual author newsletter that is just about my books and my news. The same information will go to both lists, so pick the one that interests you most.

February 18, 2014
My Newsletter Has Moved
I’m now part of the Scribbling Divas monthly newsletter. Sign up is easy and I’m planning a nice summer bonus for subscribers. Read on to learn more.

October 27, 2013
Happy Halloween! What better way to celebrate than with a new Vampire Diaries installment? Pursued by Evil is now available at Amazon.com.

August 2, 2013
Upcoming Live Event: Calling all aspiring teen writers! I’ll be visiting the Lakeville Public Library, on August 6 to give a workshop on turning story ideas into a novels. Pre-registration is required. and the class is limited 10 students. Contact the youth services librarian for more info.

July 15, 2013
“This is the best book I’ve read in the month of July…Seriously, go and get it.” –  New Review for Wishing You Were Here available at: Books and Sweet Epiphany.

May 21, 2013
Upcoming Event: I’ll be visiting the Lakeville Public Library on May 21 at 6:30pm to talk about writing and publishing and my novel WISHING YOU WERE HERE. If you’re in the area, stop on by!

May 10, 2013
Wishing You Were Here is a finalist in the Wisconsin RWA Write Touch Readers’ Award contest.

April 21, 2013
Congratulations to PJ Sharon, winner of my Authors in Bloom Blog Hop giveaway.

April 11, 2013
Swings and Pendulums, a new YA mystery I’m working on, is a finalist in two categories of the Everything But the Kitchen Sink contest , sponsored by Maine RWA.

April 10, 2013
Like gardening? Looking for some new recipes to try? Join me and over 60 other bloggers April 10-19 for the Authors in Bloom Blog Hop. Each blog is giving away prizes, and we’re offering a Kindle or Nook (winner’s choice) as the overall grand prize.

April 1, 2013
The 2013 A to Z Blogging Challenge starts today! My author group. the ScribBLINGDivas, are in! Come check out excerpts from our books and works in progress all month long, one letter at a time. Mystery. Suspense. Romance. Westerns. Women’s Fiction. Young Adult. We’ve got it all!

March 28, 2013
Like puzzles? Try the new Wishing You Were Here Word Search for a little bit o’ fun.

March 22, 2013
The next MS Word for Writers workshop is just around the corner. Join me April 1-26, 2013 at Lowcountry RWA to learn more about the Word commands most helpful to novelists. The course covers both Mac and Windows versions between 1997 and 2013.

March 10, 2013
I’m blogging about Villains and Characters You Love to Hate over at
Rom Con today. You can win a free Kindle version of WISHING YOU WERE HERE and a beautiful handcrafted crystal pearl necklace.

March 6, 2013
“This book was a delight to read…”
4 stars for Wishing You Were Here from Enthralled by Books!

March 1, 2013
3 online writing workshops starting March 4. Hope to see you there!

February 27, 2013
“Catherine Chant spins a great story…”
4 stars
for Wishing You Were Here from InD’Tale Magazine.

February 22, 2013
“…one wonderful read…”Wishing You Were Here is a Top Pick and received 5 out of 5 stars from Night Owl Reviews!

February 14, 2013:
In honor of Valentine’s Day, the Kindle version of Wishing You Were Here is on sale for $2.99 through Feb 28, 2013.

January 29, 2013:
WISHING YOU WERE HERE received 4.8 out of 5 stars from YA/Fantasy Book Blogger Mama Bookasaurus.

January 23, 2013:
Get a sneak peek of WISHING YOU WERE HERE today at
Karen’s Killer Book Bench
. Stop by to comment and you could win a free book.
(Deadline to enter Jan 28, 2013)

January 21, 2013:
I’m being interviewed today at
Karen Docter’s Author Peek
And giving away FREE BOOKS!
Stop by and say “Hi!” You just might win a book.
(Deadline to enter Jan 28, 2013)

January 1, 2013
My first author interviews! Available at BookGoodies.com and BookGoodiesKids.com.

December 21, 2012
Wishing You Were Here is now available in Paperback!

December 1, 2012
Wishing You Were Here, my young adult time travel romance that finaled in the RWA Golden Heart® contest, is now available in Kindle format from Amazon.com.

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