Interview with Dr. Catherine Denton

Published 2021-10-11.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I love words! My hands on a keyboard express my thoughts much better than my mouth. It is almost like the story or information flows from my fingertips.
What are you working on next?
I have a memoir- Metaphysical Girl: How I Recovered my Mental Health. This is the story of how I became sick with bipolar and then how I healed myself using holistic health practices. It will be available for pre-order Oct 20, 2021
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I love my flower and vegetable garden. My husband and I love to explore new places and vacation at the beach. I also love being creative in other ways- acrylic painting, sewing clothes, modifying recipes, and making handbuilt pottery.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
My daughter worked at a local library and introduced me to various book resources. A friend had a Kindle Reader and I thought how convenient it would be to bring one device but have dozens of books at my fingertips!
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
When I was a child, I wrote plays for my siblings and me to act out for our parents. Their willingness to be our audience fueled my passion to write more.
What is your writing process?
I find a topic I enjoy learning about or an experience that I want to turn into a story. For fiction, I imagine myself in the story and write through the eyes of each character. For non-fiction, I research my topic, add my own experiences or those of family to give the topic life and relevancy.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier for the exquisite characterizations and compelling story.
The Amelia Peabody Series by Elizabeth Peters for the extraordinary and masterful usage of prose along with a decent education in turn-of-the-previous-century Egyptian archeology.
The Creature from Jekyll Island by G. Edward Griffen for the wealth of knowledge poured into this history of the Federal Reserve and our US monetary system.
The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz for starting my healing journey.
Fractal Time by Greg Braden for showing me the cycle of the universe and how it applies to my life.
What do you read for pleasure?
Since I mostly write non-fiction and am always researching something, I look for a good romance to lighten my mind before bed.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
My dad was career Army so we traveled a great deal in the US. I was exposed to various cultures and personalities living near Army bases. When I began writing, these images gave me fodder for my imagination and curiosity about the human condition.
What is your reason to write?
I write to convey ideas, potentials, and possibilities. These items need to get out of my head and onto paper- even the virtual kind. Concepts, insights, and my opinions keep pouring in no matter how much I type. I am just trying to keep up.
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Books by This Author

Metaphysical Girl: How I Recovered My Mental Health
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 80,560. Language: American English. Published: December 26, 2021. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Mental health
Catherine Denton takes you on a journey. You discover along with her how and why she came to be diagnosed with bipolar disorder. You feel the pain of her wanting to die, the torn relationships, the desperate search for a way to feel better using every modality that comes across her path. Walk with Catherine as she discovers a way to get what she desires- Hope & Healing.
Beginners Guide to Simple Rituals
Price: Free! Words: 4,190. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2021. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Education, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation & inspiration
This simple guide was written to empower you in your beginning ritual work so you can find peace and solace working with the things that hold meaning for you.