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Catherine Richmond

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I was busy raising a family, working as an occupational therapist, and trying to remember where I hid the chocolate, when a song sparked a story within me. The journey to publication has been long, but full of blessings. I couldn’t have done it without ACFW, RWA, and FHL, the inspirational chapter of RWA, and Nebraska Novelists critique group.

I was born in Washington, DC, grew up in northern Virginia, attended Western Michigan University, and moved around a lot for my husband’s aviation career. Maybe our paths have crossed; shoot me an email and we’ll figure it out!

My favorite place to write is the porch. Then I reward myself with reading time in my air chair – and chocolate, of course!

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“God hears your every thought, whether you dress it up with 'Thee' and 'Thou' or not.”
Catherine Richmond, Spring for Susannah

“Last winter I tried to talk Jesse into leaving. Not anymore. I've grown to cherish the freedom, the openness of this land, the wall I plastered, the trees I planted. I can see God using me. Homesteading, building a community with people I care about...”
Catherine Richmond, Spring for Susannah

“The stove door squeaked. A log thudded onto the coals. Nightshirt flapping around his long johns, Magnar approached the bed and motioned her to the window. “Come.” “I’m in my nightgown,” she whispered. If he wasn’t careful, he’d wake his nieces with his unseemly behavior. “Come.” “Well, all right, you saw it this morning.” She sidestepped around the trundle bed. He exhaled on the middle pane and wiped it with his cuff. She didn’t have to look; the glow of the night told the story. The snows had begun. “Su-sah-nah stay.” He smiled.”
Catherine Richmond, Spring for Susannah

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Karen Malena Catherine wrote: "Thanks for friending me, Karen!"

My pleasure!! It's a great place to be in here.....have a nice evening!

Catherine Richmond Thanks for friending me, Karen!

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Karen Malena Good morning! Thanks for accepting the friend request!

Catherine Richmond Thanks for asking, Maribel! (What a cool name - ok if I use it for a character?)

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