Cathy M. Donnelly

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I am originally from Scotland and now live in Australia.

I have been a lover of historical fiction since I was young. I also enjoy reading about the Knights Templar, secret societies and witches.

I write historical fiction with a supernatural twist. I have published two books – Distant Whispers is a reincarnation novel and There is a Place, a Scottish historical novel.

I am working on my third novel, also set in Scotland. I hope to have this published in early 2017. The working title is MEMORIES OF THE NIGHT SKY.

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Cathy M. Donnelly I would have to say for me the best things is the response from readers. Quite a few years ago I submitted a short online piece for the National…moreI would have to say for me the best things is the response from readers. Quite a few years ago I submitted a short online piece for the National Gallery of Victoria exhibition with the theme of Love, Loss and Intimacy. It was a letter a woman wrote after she died to her grieving husband. I got some lovely responses. One in particular was from a man who had just lost his wife saying he would like to think that if she sent him a letter, it would be like mine and he going to put it in a memory book he was keeping. I was quite overwhelmed by that and it has stayed with me. So definitely it is other's reaction to what I write.(less)
Cathy M. Donnelly I woke up one night and there was a dark figure standing beside my bed. I could not see his face but I knew it was a man. His presence/energy was the…moreI woke up one night and there was a dark figure standing beside my bed. I could not see his face but I knew it was a man. His presence/energy was the only things that woke me. The man has never returned but to this day I wonder who he was and why he came to me.

Perhaps it was to show me that our spirit is eternal. In my books there is always a ghost.
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I have been busy doing the first edit of my new novel MEMORIES OF THE NIGHT SKY. As with my other novels I go through the doubt about whether it is good or not. I had been editing for hours and was really tired. I did a final check on Facebook before going to bed and saw a 5 star review from Max Power of my last novel THERE IS A PLACE.

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“I do not fear death. I see what has gone before, through eyes that are not of this body. When I dream, my visions are of days yet to be.”
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“We are taught that God made our planet in six days.

Some know of an ancient story which tells that although He was well pleased with His work, God decided His world needed a special touch of magic.

So, on the seventh day, God created Scotland.

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“We are taught that God made our planet in six days.

Some know of an ancient story which tells that although He was well pleased with His work, God decided His world needed a special touch of magic.

So, on the seventh day, God created Scotland.

Cathy M. Donnelly”
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