Cat Sheely


I am a writer, editor and publisher for the Secret Society of Words. My interests include reading, writing and discussing speculative fiction and I have a keen interest in new scientific discoveries (astrology, space exploration, cosmology, physics, psychology etc). I like to read about Australia, the political arena and environmental issues. I also love to knit and cross-stitch when I'm not into books, on the computer writing or out kayaking, I'm swimming and golfing.

I'm a member of the Eurobodalla Fellowship of Australian Writers (EFAW) evening group and the Canberra Speculative Fiction Guild.

Our evening group has set up its own publishing enterprise: The Secret Society of Words under which all our novella's are published. They are as follows:

"Viv's Last Hoorah," Secret Society of Words, 2019, Cat Sheely, Editor
"Murder on the First," Secret Society of Words, 2017, Cat Sheely, Editor
"Alien Zoo," Secret Society of Words, 2016.,Cat Sheely and Debbie Richardson, Co-Editors
"The Seven Little Goatlings", Secret Society of Words, 2015, Cat Sheely, Editor

Cat Sheely Short Stories can be found in:

"Bush Craft," Eurobodalla Literary Salon Exhibition, 2019
"Instinct", Short Story in CEA Greatest Anthology, CEA Publishing, 2017
"Blissful Symbiosis", Flash Fiction, in Flights of Fancy Anthology, EFAW 2015
"Great Hobbies", in Flights of Fancy Anthology, EFAW, 2015
"A Vain Hope', Micro Fiction, CSfG Website 2012"
“Hobnails in Heaven,” Masques, ed. Gillian Polack & Scott Hopkins, 2009.
"Growing Old," Writers Voice, Quarterly Bulletin of The Fellowship of Australian Writers, Summer Edition #230, p21, Dec 2010.
"Dragonfly," Winds of Change, ed. Elizabeth Fitzgerald, 2011.


Beneath An Ominous Sky
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 31,020. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2021 . Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Biographical anthologies
Stories and poems from those immediately affected by the 2019/2020 Black Summer Bushfires as well as the courage and resilience of recovery.
Viv's Last Hoorah
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 34,900. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » General, Fiction » Anthologies » General
An exotic shop owner throwing a party, a new hair stylist, a sculptor, a property owner and a backpacker. What do they have in common? What emotions will come into play? If you are looking for romance and adventure, or just an interesting read, find it here amongst the residents of Cocknell Creek. Eight contributing authors.
The Seven Little Goatlings
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 14,130. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: November 5, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
A cautionary retelling of the classic fairy tale that outlines the tension between survival and the manipulation of a determined predator. Mama Goat must work for a living and leave her goatlings at home alone. Mr Wolf is a predator willing to do anything to feed his stomach. Who will win? Told by seven authors, this story is a whole, bound with laughter and tears. Six Contributing Authors.
Murder On The First
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 18,770. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: November 5, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
Tranquility Golf Club is disrupted on a beautiful Sunday morning by the discovery of a body in a sand trap. The victim is the groom from last night’s wedding reception. DS Hissteria Mitchell learns the man wasn’t very likeable. And the bride is missing. Is she murderer or a victim? Six authors tell one story, each in their own way, making an intriguing, sometimes funny, sometimes sad, whole.
Alien Zoo
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 17,160. Language: Australian English. Published: June 4, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Most of the magical shape-shifting creatures had been kidnapped by aliens over many centuries until they were extinct on Earth. They are kept in a zoo on an alien planet as a tourist attraction. Now a broken down spaceship arrives to brighten up the zoo for visitors. The shape-shifters must decide who will get one of the limited seats on the secretly repaired ship.

Smashwords book reviews by Cat Sheely

  • Write The Fight Right on May 01, 2011

    Short, concise and very informative. Written from a background that gives the content solid credibility it is something all writers who need to write or understand a fight scene (or more for that matter) needs to know.
  • Of Past Human Civilisations: Cosmic Catastrophes and Consciousness on June 20, 2020

    I have known Raja for more10 years and have been an avid reader of his blog and FB posts as well as several of his earlier books. Over the past few years he has moved to deep thought about spiritualism and the broad philosophies and writings surrounding the soul, it provenance and future. I have found his writing insightful and broad ranging. If you want a view from both the in-depth research and the personal (experience) than Raja's writings are for you.
  • The Call of the Divine: A Shared Journey and A Fellowship of Souls on Aug. 12, 2020

    Raja Ratnam has spent many years thinking deeply about spiritualism and the Divine. His views are well though out and argued in a sensitive yet strong manner. He makes a case that people need spiritual beliefs to live together and lead fulfilling lives but that it should be local and not hierarchical in form. The latter is a power structure that becomes secular and leaves the truly spiritual behind. A thought provoking book for those wishing to find a personal yet universal view.