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Catherine Cruzan

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Catherine Cruzan grew up in Bloomington, MN, but Southern California has been her home since 1984. She currently lives in Long Beach, CA with a spirited yet cuddly blue celestial parrotlet named Jasmine.

After graduating from California State Polytechnic University in Pomona with a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering, she has worked as a structures engineer for several major aerospace corporations in the Los Angeles area.

Catherine’s interest in books began as a child with a voracious appetite for reading. She fondly recalls piling onto her parent’s bed with her two brothers while her mother read the Chronicles of Narnia, Treasure Island or Black Beauty. She moved on to The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings as a young teenager, and Fantasy stories rema
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Catherine Cruzan I am working on the manuscript for my next novel in the ELFKIND universe. It's currently called CHASING BROTHER MOON, and it tells the story of…moreI am working on the manuscript for my next novel in the ELFKIND universe. It's currently called CHASING BROTHER MOON, and it tells the story of Lariel's grandmother, Larea. She emerged as a fascinating tangent to Lariel's story, and I felt compelled to turn her back-story into a full length novel of her own. Larea's story needed telling.(less)
Catherine Cruzan ELFKIND is a culmination of daydreams. I used them to return to the world after losing a major relationship. So imagine my surprise when,…moreELFKIND is a culmination of daydreams. I used them to return to the world after losing a major relationship. So imagine my surprise when, thematically, the book turned out to be about loss – experiencing it, coming to grips with it, and moving on with purpose. It also touches on what I consider key tangential elements to loss – forgiveness and redemption. - See more at: http://universe.suvudu.com/post/autho...(less)
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Eargasms-Narrator-Andrea-EmmesHappy New Year, Everyone!  I hope 2015 is kind and generous to all of us, because we worked hard in 2014, and we deserve it!  Right?!!!


Meanwhile, if you like audiobooks, and you like contests and giveaways, check out a terrific write-up by Eargasms author/reviewer April.  She interviews my friend, Narrator extraordinaire, Andrea Emmes on the Eargasms website.  It’s a lot of fun, and best of...

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“Trust your instincts. Do not confuse ego with instinct. Ego has to be set aside if you want to improve, and we should always want to improve. There is no glass ceiling on being better.”
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“You have to write. You have to sit down and do it every day. Find your method, your motivation, your tenacity to keep doing it even when you can no longer explain why you would even try.”
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“My interest in books started as a child. I had a voracious appetite for reading. It’s my mom’s fault really, because she read to us a lot, and I loved it.”
Catherine Cruzan

“I have this crazy collection of napkins and post-it notes I keep in a box under my desk, which I raid often and replenish constantly.”
Catherine Cruzan

“I climb into my characters’ heads and live there while I write.”
Catherine Cruzan

“We live and breathe words. .... It was books that made me feel that perhaps I was not completely alone. They could be honest with me, and I with them. Reading your words, what you wrote, how you were lonely sometimes and afraid, but always brave; the way you saw the world, its colors and textures and sounds, I felt--I felt the way you thought, hoped, felt, dreamt. I felt I was dreaming and thinking and feeling with you. I dreamed what you dreamed, wanted what you wanted--and then I realized that truly I just wanted you.”
Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Prince

“Work is about a search for daily meaning as well as daily bread, for recognition as well as cash, for astonishment rather than torpor; in short, for a sort of life rather than a Monday through Friday sort of dying.”
Studs Terkel

“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.”
douglas adams, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

“These woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.”
Robert Frost, Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

“If you love what you do and are willing to do what it takes, it's within your reach. And it'll be worth every minute you spend alone at night, thinking and thinking about what it is you want to design or build. It'll be worth it, I promise.”
Steve Wozniak




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Lucinda Dear Catherine,
Thanks for accepting my friend request!


DeAnna Great to see you here, Catherine :)


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