Writing is my vocation and my joy. I believe in the power of storytelling.
I am the award-winning author of 4 books (literary fiction, fantasy fiction, and memoir), and a contributor to several anthologies. Themes that come up in my writing include the power of Place and nature, human transformation, the deep bond we share with our cats, and hope and magic in the ordinary. Check out my books below; included are links that will take you to online ordering. Or, purchase from any of the local venues listed below and help support the relationship I’ve cultivated with these places.
In the rest of my life, I love music (piano, singing, banjo, guitar), reading, being inspired by creative people, bringing yoga and relaxation techniques to all kinds of people, walking in the woods, any time outside, wilderness solitude, adventure, travel, and uncovering new experiences. I live with my husband and six beautiful cats in the Green Mountains of Vermont.
My books can be purchased online, at any bookstore, or at regional stores listed below.
“Driving with Cats is not just about living in northern Minnesota, or living with cats. It’s about devotion, adaptation, intuition, permanence, isolation, and living in the moment.”
“A road map for the emotional journey of life – and death – with animal companions. Heartfelt, personal and at times profound, Driving with Cats steers us toward living consciously, loving unconditionally, and absorbing what other animals appear to know instinctively: this moment matters. Be in it.”
The Great Purr: A fantasy fiction novel (young adult and up) set in a gritty Minnesota mining town, where magical cats must overcome challenges to save the world from a growing evil. WINNER of the 2014 Muse Medallion Award for Best Novel (Cat Writers’ Association)
“I never imagined that I would be so completely drawn into the magical world created by this talented author.”
“Catherine Holm’s writing will take your heart on a roller coaster ride of hilarious moments, heart-breaking decisions, and love….love above all else.”
Voice Lessons: Tales of Breaking Free: A short story collection about transformation and finding voice, with a hint of magical realism.
“A brilliant collection – hope to hear more from this author.”
“Holm creates characters who can find hope on the darkest of nights. A deaf woman yearns to sing, a widower seeks to find the spirit of his wife in the caprices of a young boy, in a car wash, at Walmart, anywhere. How strong the desire to protect the eggshell placed around the heart, as Holm so aptly observes.”
My Heart is a Mountain: Tales of Magic and the Land: A short story collection about the deep connection to land and place, with magical realism.
“Holm has great insight into human nature. These are compassionate stories that weave magical realism into rural and northern landscapes. Highly recommended!!!”
Rescued: The Stories of 12 Cats, Through Their Eyes (Janiss Garza, editor): Twelve felines tell their compelling tales of rescue in this award-winning anthology. Includes my story “Sideways,” WINNER of the 2016 Cat Writers’ Association President’s Award!
“Heartwarming stories of cats rescued from various types of situations; the magic of this book is that the tales are written in the voices of cats. Each story is as special as the next.”
Rescued VOLUME 2: The Healing Stories of 12 Cats, Through Their Eyes (Janiss Garza, editor): Twelve felines (Including my Zorro) tell their compelling tales of rescue in this award-winning anthology. Includes my story “The Ragdoll’s Dance.”
“With a tranquil presence and calming purrs, cats have the ability to heal. Cats heal through their funny antics, fierce loyalty, and the hard-won lessons they teach the humans closest to them. Rescued Volume 2 contains 12 stories of cats, the humans who healed them…and how they healed their humans.”
Kali’s Will: A Cat Fantasy Short Story: A cat fantasy story for all ages, set a gritty northern Minnesota mining town and featuring the warrior cat Kali, who dreams under a full moon and unknowingly unleashes chaos that will require a terrible sacrifice.
Last Wish: A Cat Fantasy Short Story: A cat fantasy story for all ages, when two cats must help an old man in a nursing home achieve his greatest life’s wish.
The Orange Cat Club: An inspirational and optimistic story, in poem form, for all ages, about how our animals can teach us love and help right the wrongs in the world.
My books are available in these retail locations. Support these local businesses!
Vermont and New Hampshire:
- MAC Center for the Arts, Newport, VT
- Norton Country Store, Norton, VT
- The Lake View Store, Averill, VT
- Green Mountain Books and Prints, Lyndonville, VT
- Flying Pig Bookstore, Shelburne, VT
- Fiddleheads: A Great North Woods Shoppe, Colebrook, NH
- Creative Natives, Colebrook, NH
- North Country Marketplace, Colebrook, NH
- Toadstool Bookshop, Keene, NH
- Tobies Restaurant and Bakery, Hinckley, MN
- Northwoods Friends of the Arts Gallery, Cook, MN
- Lyric Center for the Arts, Virginia, MN