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Catherine Richmond

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About this author

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!

Average rating: 3.89 · 671 ratings · 159 reviews · 3 distinct works · Similar authors
Spring for Susannah
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“God hears your every thought, whether you dress it up with 'Thee' and 'Thou' or not.”
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“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...”
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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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