Catherine Leggitt

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Catherine Leggitt is an author and inspirational speaker. A native Californian born in the Bay Area, she raised two daughters, taught school, and cared for her aging parents in southern California before retiring to northern California and from there, just recently moving to the verdant Ozarks of southern Missouri.

Her first book, PAYNE & MISERY, won 2nd place at the Orange County Christian Writers Conference in May 2010. Along with THE DUNN DEAL, PAYNE & MISERY was first published by Ellechor Publishing. Her third book, PARRISH THE THOUGHT, made the quarterfinals in the 2011 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Contest and was published by Ellechor in 2012.

Catherine's new book, THE ROAD TO TERMINUS, was released in September of 2015 by Mountainview B

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“Soli Deo gloria.
Latin for Glory to God alone.
Bach used the initials (SDG) at the end of
all his musical manuscripts.”

“Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.”
Mark Twain

“I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.”
Thomas A. Edison

“If you judge people, you have no time to love them.”
Mother Teresa

The Paradoxical Commandments

People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
Love them anyway.

If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.

If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
Succeed anyway.

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Penelope Marzec Thanks for adding me. Nice to find someone else who loves classics. :-)

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Karen Malena Hello Catherine! Very nice to meet you in here!

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Anita Dresden Hey Catherine I really liked the sound of Unravelled. Thank you for sharing your comments on it. I will put it on my to read list- only thing is, like all writers I have to divide my time between family, friends reading and writing. I rarely get to spend as much time as I'd like on either. Catch you later!

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Mary McCoy-Dressel Catherine, Hi, and thanks!

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