C. M. Walsh


With a life-long passion to be in the writing industry, C. M. Walsh began her “professional” writing career in high school as a writer for the school newspaper. While the desire to write remained strong throughout the years, as a mother of five children, she put writing on the back burner and opted for college instead.

C. M. received degrees in Psychology and Sociology from Maryville University and a culinary degree in 2007. Although success was knocking in the culinary world, she chose to use the love of writing and her hard-earned degrees to develop and start writing and publishing her works.

As the author of Toenail Soup, (published in September 2018), a children’s’ book focused on a boy named Joey, C. M. delves into the genre head first. Joey is your typical seven-year-old who happens to love a unique, smelly soup his mom often prepares. It is his love of this special soup that causes him to face struggles at school. Joey takes the initiative to show others how wonderful the soup is and in turn opens the minds of others.

C. M. Walsh resides in Michigan, just outside of Detroit with her husband, and youngest child and her dog, Annie.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
Although I traveled around the world as a child of a military father, most of my younger years were spent in Central Illinois amongst corn and bean fields. Growing up in a small town, I had plenty of time on my hands for reading every day. It wasn't long before I became obsessed with the written word. The rest is history.
When did you first start writing?
For myself? probably when I was about seven. For others? Off and on since then. Began writing full-time almost two years ago.
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Where to buy in print


Toenail Soup
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,500. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Friendship, Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Peer Pressure
Joey Martin is a typical second grader, except for one thing. He loves toenail soup. He loves that it smells like feet. Just a whiff of the soup would gross out everyone around Joey. No one would taste it. After his best friends tell the other kids at school how weird Joey is because he likes toenail soup, he is teased by the children every day. Joey knows he has to get them to try the soup.

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bullying    friendship    gross    humor    recipe    silly    soup    teasing    toenail    values