I’m a writer of Southern gothic and speculative fiction, a wannabe poet, and avid reader. Here, I’ll share what stirs my imagination, my heart, and my mind, and hope some might find it entertaining.

I grew up in the backwoods of the Ozark/Boston Mountains, a shadowy, contrary labyrinthine of hills and shaded valleys, and as a child, roamed those mysterious byways, drawn to the dark side of things, be it old abandoned houses and deep disquieting woods, or the convoluted workings of the human psyche. To this day, when I put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard), nine times out of ten my mind veers left onto that familiar path. It goes home.

As for reading, my mind doesn’t travel such a narrow road; I enjoy many genres, including but not limited to: thrillers, mystery, horror, fantasy, coming of age, young adult, science fiction, westerns, and some literary fiction. Occasionally, I’ll post about books that have impressed me.

In addition to reading and writing, I love music–not all, but most, as long as it’s good. (And before you tell me, I know what constitutes “good” is open to interpretation.) From time to time, I’ll pitch out an old song I love, or a new discovery, and hope you’ll enjoy listening to it.

Music . . . poetry . . . prose–I believe all are connected, and all are food for the soul. The world would be a dull place without them.

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  1. I’ve just perused your new blog, Cathy, and I gotta say–I love it! I like the way you’re thinking these days, taking a little time to smell the coffee-er-sweet tea–and following where your heart leads and not by the dictates of anyone/thing else. I just love being friends! ❤

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  2. Oh, how nice! I found you on Kate Loveton’s blog (and hers is wonderful!). I’m right there with you. Over the ‘younger’ age, let’s say, loving to write but sometimes wondering – is it worth the sweat and tears and time alone? But then, I publish two books and love my blogging buddies and decide – this IS my passion and my goal. To reach others through my writing. Let’s both keep it up!

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  3. I’m glad that you have chosen writing over everything else. At least with writing, you can always express yourself and contribute to the world. Those are the most important things in the world. ::nods::

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  4. Hi Cathy. I’m happy to find your blog through Scout’s site. Anyway I can relate with how you feel about writing. I just embrace this three years ago after losing my son although I journal everyday (almost) since I was 9 or 10.My struggle today is balancing my time between my writing and my source of income and also my family. Marketing my book also take a lot of time and effort, which i find another hard thing to do for a beginner like me. Anyway I undesrsatnd Louis Hay started at 60!

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