Catherine News

February/March Newsletter 2012

Hello Everyone:

Hard to believe February is gone, simply over never to return. I spent two weeks in Kentucky basically off the planet and out of time, so it passed me right by. I'm back home now, finished doing the editor edit of BACKFIRE (the 16th FBI). So now it's on to the next FBI saga. Unfortunately I can't even remember the half-assed plot I'd started, so it'll be brain rebooting for me.

April Newsletter 2012

Happy April Everyone:

On April 21st, next Saturday, if you're in the area of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, drive yourself to Independence (what a wonderful name) and come to my writers workshop and stay for my talk and signing at the 1st Presbyterian Church. (115 6th Ave., N.W.)

My workshop is from 1:00 p.m. to 230ish. My talk and signing begins at 3:00 and end at the cocktail hour (wait, we're in a church). This program benefits the Independence Public Library, a very excellent thing. As added incentive, I'm funny plus I've got great legs.

May newsletter 2012

Vol. 669 No. 441

Hi, Everyone:

I'm off tomorrow for a vacation in Southern Utah, hiking around all the beautiful canyons and parks, ending up in Las Vegas, and what's not to like in the Adult Disneyland? We're staying at the Mandarin Oriental, brand new, and guess what? No gambling -- do you think they'll survive? Can you imagine walking through a lobby in Las Vegas without hearing the Ca-Ching of the slot machines?

June Newsletter 2012

Vol. 711 Number 003

Hello Everyone:

July newsletter 2012


I'm releasing BACKFIRE, the 16th FBI thriller, into the Universe on Tuesday, July 10th. Backfire has a gorgeous cover to fascinate you. As for the insides, both mysteries will light your fire, maybe scorch your eyebrows. The book takes place in San Francisco (my home digs), and the major mystery reprises Judge Ramsey Hunt (The Target). BACKFIRE is wild and woolly, it'll punch your heart into overdrive, and I swear you'll be locking your windows at three a.m.

August Newsletter 2012

August Newsletter 2012

Here's to August, the Better Be Happy Last Month of the Summer

September newsletter 2012

Vol 007 No. 703 September, 2012

FOOTBALL is here again and do you want to know how insane I am? Well, you see, I can't simply sit and watch football all day Sunday, all Monday evening, all Thursday evening. No siree, this puppy has to be doing something, and so --- Wrap Christmas presents! Yes, yes, I've already wrapped about 50 gifts.

October Newsletter 2012

66 Days to the End of the Mayan Calendar and then our iPads turn into rock tablets and we're scratching our armpits (aka Dec. 21st,  2012)
But first we have to survive Halloween, the day the zombies burst out of the ground and terrify the crap out of us, not to mention eat our candy and eat our brains.

Hi, Happy October:

November Newsletter 2012

Happy Thanksgiving:  Guess what -- It's now 36 days until the End of the Mayan Calendar when we revert to Neolithic texting, which means tiny chiseling and nail-biting accurate stone throwing. (Don't forget to use the Forever dinosaur stamps.)

But first we have to survive Turkey Day, the day spent with a dozen well-meaning relatives, or not so well-meaning, the diminishing carcass of a 25 pounder, and sprawled in front of the tube watching a succession  of football games in a numb-brained stupor.

December Newsletter 2012

Vol. 21 No. 12

Friday the 21st is 'put up or shut up' time. The ancient Mayans either forecasted our doom in three days time or they simply ran out of calendar rocks. The earth either splits apart and hurls all of us hither and yon or we are frantically buying our last Christmas presents, and praying to the God of Pity that our giftees like them.