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Cate Holahan

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Cate Holahan is the USA Today Bestselling author of The Widower's Wife, Lies She Told, and Dark Turns, all published by Crooked Lane Books. The Widower's Wife was named to Kirkus' best books of 2016.

An award-winning journalist and former television producer, she has written for BusinessWeek, The Boston Globe, and The Record newspaper. Her short fiction won first place in the 19th annual Calliope competition, a magazine published by the writer's group of American Mensa. She lives in New Jersey with her husband, two daughters, ages 7 and 5, and dog Westley.

She is represented by Paula Munier at Talcott Notch Literary.

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Cate Holahan Write anyway. If you throw everything away at the end of the day, so be it. At least you didn't stare at a screen. Write your way through it.
Cate Holahan Everything. I can't imagine wanting to be anything else.
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I am pleased to announce the debut of Dirty Boulevard, an anthology of short crime fiction inspired by the music of Lou Reed. My story is a riff off of this song, Pale Blue Eyes, which I cover below. I'm proud to be included in the collection, edited by David James Keaton and Jon Ashley, who died tragically before the book was published. All the writers donated their stories to support suicide... Read more of this blog post »
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“The past is always hiding behind the present, threatening to peek out and drag everything down.”
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“Investigating rule of thumb: people grumbled about work at home and about home at work.”
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