Catherine Carlson


I have always been a writer from a very early age, but have gotten no support at home, so I mainly just wrote for myself. Later, when I was in college, I changed from writing short stories to poems. They were rhyming poems and most of them very dark, corresponding to whatever issues I was going through at that time.

When I got married in 1985 to my husband, I began writing short stories again and even thinking of getting them published. I've been writing ever since and have a couple stories published in online zines and seven, going on eight books on Kindle and in print.

I live in South Texas on a farm with my husband and as many animals as we can afford which is only three cats and twelve chickens. I'm an animal lover and want to save them all if I could, but we take what we can get.

My hobbies include writing, reading, latch hooks, knitting, coloring, playing music in our church band and listening to Christian Music. I'm saved and that's the only type of music I like to listen to.

I write in many genres and don't plan anything out. I just sit down and write. it's more fun that way. I hope to write many more stories and the future. Writing isn't a choice for me, it's a necessity and it's in my blood.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
It seems like I've always written, but i probably started writing in maybe fifth grade or before. I started out with animal stories. I've always loved animals and I remember writing stories about dogs at that time. i don't remember how long they were or much about them now, just that those were the stories I wrote at that time. Then when I was in sixth or seventh grade I wrote a really terrible Science Fiction story about Jupiter. Again I don't remember much except that it was very long and I remember reading part of it to my mother, and she wasn't impressed.
After that, when I got older, I tried my hand at poems and wrote those for several years. I loved writing the rhyming kind, and now, I'm back to short stories and an occasional novel draft(Nano). I write in every genre and usually just sit down and write. I never plan anything out. I might have a title or an idea, but I never outline or plan.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Nothing motivated me to become an author. I have always written. It's in my blood and is just something I've always done and always will do. It also entertains and excites me to create new characters, plots and new worlds.
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Where to buy in print


The FunFair
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,260. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
A strange boy carrying an eerie balloon lure the townspeople to a macabre funfair that is filled with horror and changes the lives of everyone who is there.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,260. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
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Reunion is a story about a man whose life changes instantly after an automobile accident. He meets a friend who had a very important part of his life. Uplifting and inspirational.
Summer's Song: A Celebration of Life
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 4,510. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals / Pets
We adopted Summer from the Gulf Coast Humane Society in Corpus Christi. This is the story of her journey from a near feral cat to a lovable house cat that brought joy and happiness to everyone in the family. I invite you to join me in telling Summer's tale in hopes that her story will help not only other animals, but their owners too.
The Fortune Cookie
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,330. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Frank Bowen's last day at work began like all the others until he and his coworkers went to lunch at their favorite Chinese restaurant. Then something went terribly wrong. Everyone got a cookie with their fortune except Frank. He got only a blank strip of paper. Does that mean he has no future? Read and find out what happens.

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