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Cathy Hird is a storyteller, a shepherd and a weaver.
Cathy's first two novels are set in ancient Greece. Moon of the Goddess and Before the New Moon Rises tell of an ancient earth goddess who defends her people against the ambition of Poseidon. She has published short stories and poems in several local volumes and online sites. Cathy writes a weekly column for www.owensoundhub.org. In her work, she pulls together the threads of ancient mythology and glimpses of wisdom to address modern questions.
Cathy runs a small sheep farm with her husband and son, and she shepherds a congregation of the United Church of Canada near Toronto, Ontario. Cathy weaves tapestries and stoles.
Cathy’s formal training includes a BA in English Literature as well a
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Dreaming big!

When I was 16, having read Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings for the fourth time, I tried my hand at writing fantasy. A dismal failure. Way too derivative. I gave up, except for one university assignment where I successfully told the Beowulf story from the queen’s perspective.

For the next few years, I wrote a little poetry and got busy in community development work. Then, I got a job where I had to tell Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 09, 2013 03:47 Tags: greek-myths, moon-of-the-goddess, writing-stories

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