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Cathleen Holst

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Born and raised in Atlanta, Cathleen is a bona fide"Georgia Peach" with her feet firmly planted in the South. Playing on the lawn of Stone Mountain Park, beneath its famous carving, she grew up under the watchful eyes of Jefferson Davis, General Robert E. Lee and General Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson. Steeped in stories of the Civil War and the Old Antebellum South, she is passionate about the past,which has led to a fierce love of ghost stories and all things that go bump in the night.

Cathleen is a member of The Georgia Writers Association.

She currently resides in a small suburb just outside Atlanta, with her husband, three children, and two furbabies of the canine persuasion.

"Happy Father's Day, Dad. I love you."

Seven words.

Seven words I will never again have the chance to say to my father.

Six years ago I lost my father to lung cancer. His death was sudden, shocking. I've never fully recovered from it. And I don't know that I ever will. There's something to be said about having the chance to say final farewells, hard as they may be. It's closure. You know somet...

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“Life is for the living.
Death is for the dead.
Let life be like music.
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Elle Amberley Hi Cathleen, lovely to be friends with you here :) Thanks for the request, have a great day.

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