Always a voracious reader, I cut my teeth on Nancy Drew mysteries before moving on to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Agatha Christie, and Jane Austen. I met my husband, a singer/actor/university professor, while working as an administrative assistant at a university. He didn't actually say "Marry me and see Canada," but that's practically what happened. We have lived on the west coast in Vancouver, on the east coast in St. John's Newfoundland, in Calgary, Alberta, and we're now living in Hamilton, Ontario.
I've written a cozy mystery with an amateur sleuth set in the Rocky Mountain Foothills of Alberta. It's the first in the Anna Nolan series, entitled Framed for Murder. I'm currently working on the sequel, Town Haunts. I've also written two historical romances set in the regency period, The Marriage Market and The Affairs of Harriet Walters, Spinster.
I recently started my own publishing company, Comely Press, and published two collections of short stories, Tall Tales Twin-Pack, Mysteries and Tall Tales Twin-Pack, Science Fiction and Fantasy.
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Tall Tales Twin-Pack, Science Fiction and Fantasy
By Cathy Spencer
Published: August 27, 2013.
Two short stories in one book, one science fiction and one fantasy. "Your Daughter is Marrying an Alien" is set in the year 2080. Simple farmer Lloyd Hodgkin suddenly learns that his only child is engaged, and not to the boy-next-door. "Willimede's Quest" is the story of a young female guard who needs help to gather a life-saving potion for her queen, but first she must establish her credibility.
Tall Tales Twin-Pack, Mysteries
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
By Cathy Spencer
Published: May 25, 2013.
2 mysterious short stories in 1 book.
In "The House on Cliffside," Colonel Booth fears that his doctor is spending too much time with Booth's wife. When her body is found at the foot of a cliff, he knows it isn't an accident.
"In the Playground," 2nd place winner in Suspense Magazine's 2011 writing contest, is a thriller about a suspicious stranger who watches children in a playground - but why?
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Smashwords book reviews by Cathy Spencer
- Who Tells the Moon to Sleep?
on Dec. 30, 2012
I quite enjoyed WHO TELLS THE MOON TO SLEEP. The story depicts the hard living conditions of a young slave girl and her mother while working on a tobacco plantation. The questions the girl asks about nature and the creatures living around her help her to ponder her own life and the difference between being free and enslaved. The illustrations are beautiful with warm colours and a rustic style well-suited to the story. It's a great children's story; both entertaining and thought-provoking. I recommend it.