The Great Purr

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Do Your Stories Keep You Stuck?

Doors are opening. Doors are closing. Three of my books are going out of print. A long time freelance job is going away. I'm seeing 11:11, 1111, 111, and 11 all over the place, many times daily. Woo hoo! (Or, as my teachers said in life coaching training, "taa daa!" It's a way to fearlessly [...]

Book Review for The Great Purr

The Great Purr, my feline fantasy novel, got a nice review by Melisa Lapierre of You can read it here at the Cat Writers' Association website blog.  Here's an excerpt: "With fantasy not being my typical genre of preference (that would be mysteries), I was unsure of what to expect when I started reading [...]

“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).   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 [...]

THE GREAT PURR can now be ordered at!

My new cat fantasy novel THE GREAT PURR is now available for order on my website! Get your personalized, autographed copy! Here's the description: In a northern Minnesota mining town, cats have always maintained the Great Purr, a force that holds the Real World, the UnderEarth, and the Spirit World together. But when the Great [...]

Catherine Holm answers four questions on the Writing Process Blog Tour

A few weeks ago, a colleague and friend of mine, Ken Wachsberger, asked me if I wanted to take place in the Writing Process Blog Tour. I balked at first. I’m in the middle of a move across the country (well, I’ve moved, but my husband and the stuff are still coming) and the stuff [...]

Cat guy husband humor — When mom’s away, the cats and husband will play…

My husband wrote this in an attempt to get inside my head and portray my thoughts. He did a good job. It made me laugh out loud. Enjoy :) -- I did... ~~ Here I go, off traveling again.  I’m an author and as those of you who write for a living know, we travel [...]

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 [...]

The books are ready — am I?

The books are ready to go. Am I ready?                 Ready as I'll ever be. Feelings? Excitement. Dread, Internal high standards that nobody probably knows about except me. Will I sell books? A lot of books? Does it matter? Well, yes, it matters to me. It's part of [...]