Awards and Honors

//Awards and Honors
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Catherine Holm has earned numerous local, regional, and national awards and honors for her writing over the years.

“Norton Author Wins National Award” — Press coverage of the Great Purr and Muse Medallion award at Newport Daily Express, 11-14-2014

A local paper did a story on me and THE GREAT PURR, and the Muse Medallion that the GREAT PURR just received from the Cat Writers' Association. Here's the link, and also, the entire text of the article below (the link will only show a header). http://newportvermontdailyexpress.com/content/norton-author-wins-national-award   Gratitude, friends in Newport, who helped make this interview possible! [...]

THE GREAT PURR wins the Muse Medallion from the Cat Writers’ Association!

The Great Purr, my cat fantasy fiction novel, walked away with a Muse Medallion at the annual Cat Writer's Association contest. Woo hoo!! What this means is that it scored the highest (in a tie with mystery author Clea Simon) of ten or more books, submitted under the category of "Books: Fiction." There are many [...]

THE GREAT PURR wins a Certificate of Excellence

I am a member of the Cat Writers' Association, a group of professionals of all kinds who do cat-related writing and visual art. The organization has an annual contest. The Great Purr has won a certificate of excellence in that contest for 2014. This means that it scored at least 90 out of 100 in [...]

Thoughts after the 2013 Cat Writers’ Association conference

Back home - Yea! As of last night, I am back home from the @Cat Writers' Association Conference in Dallas. I didn't get much of a "sense" of Dallas -- the hotel was out in an airport industrial area. I DID take long long walks outside when needed, and that helped me take the recharge [...]

DRIVING WITH CATS wins a Certificate of Excellence in the annual Cat Writers’ Association Communications Contest

Every year, the Cat Writers' Association holds a Communications Contest. All entries are judged and can score up to 100 points. Any entry that scores over 90 points receives a Certificate of Excellence. Entries with a Certificate of Excellence are also finalists for a Muse Medallion award (given at the annual Cat Writers' Association conference in November, 2013). So, I was very happy to learn that Driving with Cats: Ours for a Short Time received a Certificate of Excellence in this year's communications contest.