Catherine Hayes


Catherine Hayes is a freelance writer who spent many years teaching high school students to write in her English class. A newcomer to professional writing, she most recently completed "Goodbye, Mother," an autobiographical short story that explores the troubled relationship she and her mother shared. Catherine also penned Teach Like a Duck, a survival guide for new high school teachers. The book takes a practical, no nonsense approach to managing the classroom in spite of all of the demands placed on teachers. Catherine is currently working on a collection of short stories that should be available early 2011.

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Goodbye, Mother
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 3,800. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Emotional healing, Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Dysfunctional relationships
A compelling semi-autobiographical account of the struggle between mother and daughter after years of emotional abuse, and how the death of one finally frees the other.
Teach Like a Duck--Tips for New Teachers
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 64,510. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Teaching, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Careers in education
A must-have survival guide for new high school teachers. Topics range from landing the job to managing the classroom, the paperwork, the students, the administration, and the parents. Tips and shortcuts that take educators years to learn are spelled out in a simple, easy to read format, without all of the educational fluff. Read customer reviews at

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