There are over 150 authors in the Cafe and Bookstore and I wanted to keep it to key pieces of information such as buying links, recent review, website and covers. However, I know that readers also like to know more about the background of authors.
In this series during June and July I will share the bios of all the authors in the cafe in a random selection. I hope that this will introduce you to the authors in more depth and encourage you to check out their books and follow them on their blog and Twitter.
Meet Cathy Cade
Cathy lives with her husband and dogs, mostly in the Cambridgeshire Fens and sometimes across the fence from London’s Epping Forest. Following a career in libraries where creative writing opportunities were limited to annual reports, she now produces a different kind of fiction.
Cathy’s short stories have been published in ‘Scribble’ magazine and Chris Fielden’s ‘To Hull and Back 2018, Short Stories’. Her stories and rhymes also appear in the anthologies ‘Where the Wild Winds Blow’ and ‘A Following Wind’, from the Whittlesey Wordsmiths’ creative writing group (both available from Amazon.)
Her verse owes more to Pam Ayres than G K Chesterton. Examples can be found at Commaful (see https://commaful.com/play/cathycade/) and on WordPress at cathy-cade.com.
Instead of budgets and report deadlines, her targets now involve wordcounts and competition deadlines, but she is having more fun.
Books by Cathy Cade
A recent review for Witch Way
Cathy is an excellent writer. The well written short stories and poetry in this book are varied and eclectic, the product of a wonderfully fertile imagination.
My favourite but only just, is probably Witch Way, I loved it from the moment of my first reading and have reread it several times.
Meet Noelle Granger
Noelle A. Granger grew up in Plymouth, Massachusetts, in a rambling, 125-year-old house with a view of the sea. Summers were spent sailing and swimming. She was also one of the first tour guides at Plimoth Plantation. Granger graduated from Mount Holyoke College with a bachelor’s degree in Zoology and from Case Western Reserve University with a Ph.D. in anatomy. Following a career of research in developmental biology and teaching human anatomy to medical students and residents, the last 28 years of which were spent at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, she decided to try her hand at writing fiction. The Rhe Brewster Mystery Series was born.
In addition to the Rhe Brewster Mystery Series, Granger has had short stories, both fiction and non-fiction, published in Deep South Magazine, Sea Level Magazine, the Bella Online Literary Review, and Coastal Style Magazine, and has been featured in Chapel Hill Magazine, The News & Observer, The Boothbay Register, and other local press. Granger lives with her husband, a cat who blogs, and a hyperactive dog in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She spends a portion of every summer in Maine.
Books by Noelle Granger
One of the recent reviews for The Last Pilgrim
What a fascinating read, especially with the 400th anniversary of the departure of the Mayflower this year. I had no idea about all the hardships the Pilgrims/Separatists had to endure, and if they had not made it then we wouldn’t be here today. Her book makes you feel present at that time right along with the new settlers to the Americas. This is an entertaining way to learn the history of our great country.
Meet Claire Fullerton
Claire Fullerton hails from Memphis, TN. and now lives in Malibu, CA. with her husband and 3 German shepherds. She is the author of Mourning Dove, a coming of age, Southern family saga set in 1970’s Memphis. Mourning Dove is a five-time award winner, including the Literary Classics Words on Wings for Book of the Year, and the Ippy Award silver medal in regional fiction ( Southeast.) Claire is also the author of Dancing to an Irish Reel, a Kindle Book Review and Readers’ Favorite award winner that is set on the west coast of Ireland, where she once lived. Claire’s first novel is a paranormal mystery set in two time periods titled, A Portal in Time, set in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California.
She is a contributor to the book, A Southern Season with her novella, Through an Autumn Window, set at a Memphis funeral ( because something always goes wrong at a Southern funeral.) Little Tea is Claire’s 4th novel and is set in the Deep South. It is the story of the bonds of female friendship, healing the past, and outdated racial relations. Little Tea is the August selection of the Pulpwood Queens, a Faulkner Society finalist in the William Wisdom international competition, and on the long list of the Chanticleer Review’s Somerset award. She is represented by Julie Gwinn of the Seymour Literary.
Books by Claire Fullerton
One of the recent reviews for Little Tea
Barbara Kingsolver says. “Good fiction creates empathy. A novel takes you somewhere and asks you to look through the eyes of another person, to live another life.” That is exactly what Claire Fullerton has done with LITTLE TEA. As a reader, you will live as a southerner in Como, Mississippi, Memphis, Tennessee, and Heber Springs, Arkansas. You will experience the physical surroundings, understand the needs and wants and prejudices of the multigenerational population, and most of all you will go to the heart of a privileged southern woman, her deep abiding friendships and her special awareness of the embedded issues of race. LITTLE TEA is a story for our time.
Thank you for dropping in today and I hope that you have enjoyed meeting more of the authors in the Cafe and Bookstore and discovering their books. Thanks Sally.