Author Archives: Catherine Castle

COVID-19 Hair Perils by Catherine Castle

Picture by Monikflores from Pixabay   My husband read something on Facebook the other day that said by the time the shelter-at-home COVID-19 orders are lifted there will be 88% fewer blondes. I laughed out loud at the quip when … Continue reading

Posted in News From the Castle! | Tagged , , , , | 6 Comments

Life is Like a Box of Chocolates-by Catherine Castle

Forrest Gump said it so succinctly, “Life is like a box of chocolates … you never know what you going to get.” You never do know what you’re going to get … unless the box lid has a diagram that … Continue reading

Posted in News From the Castle!, Soul Mate Publishing | Tagged , , , , | 6 Comments

Writer, Oh Thy Name is Tenacity by Catherine Castle

  The dictionary defines tenacity as “the quality of the state of being tenacious, as in persistence.” When a person is tenacious they hold fast to things and are not easily pulled apart. We’ve taken a number of trips and … Continue reading

Posted in Soul Mate Publishing | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

Call Me Grace-less and Grateful by Catherine Castle

  I had my first, and I hope my last ever, ride in an ambulance this year. It’s not a very smooth drive, and it was pretty cold without my winter coat on. I also learned something new: I can’t … Continue reading

Posted in News From the Castle!, Soul Mate Publishing | Tagged , , , , | 8 Comments

You Might Be A Garden Junkie If… by Catherine Castle

Snowball bush in my garden Photo by Catherine Hershberger At my house, the spring garden is in full bloom. The snowball bush, shown above is so laden with blooms that you can hardly see the bush. All the beds have … Continue reading

Posted in News From the Castle! | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Seven Ways to Stop Writer’s Procrastination by Catherine Castle

We all procrastinate. Some of us more than others. Writers are no different, except we sometimes call our procrastination Writer’s Block. Me–I call my Writer’s Procrastination Writer’s Avoidance. And I can get pretty good at it sometimes. Here’s a few … Continue reading

Posted in News From the Castle!, Soul Mate Publishing | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

A Winter Sonnet by Catherine Castle

 Winter has arrived, at least in some parts of the county. Here in Ohio, it’s still a bit spring-like, at least for now. They’re predicting snow and slush this Friday. So, I thought it might be a great time for … Continue reading

Posted in News From the Castle!, Soul Mate Publishing | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Show Don’t Tell … And Do It With Bugs by Catherine Castle

  As writers we often talk about show don’t tell. It’s a concept newbies have trouble with. So, here’s a little piece that I think will help illustrate the point of how and why we should Show Don’t Tell … … Continue reading

Posted in News From the Castle!, Soul Mate Publishing | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

More Raven Award News from SMP

I’m piggybacking on Carole Ann Moleti’s post from yesterday and inviting readers to vote in the Raven Awards. Books are automatically entered in this contest when they receive a 4 or 5 star review from UnCaged Books. Then the public … Continue reading

Posted in News From the Castle!, Soul Mate Publishing | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Hooked on Poetry by Catherine Castle

Tomorrow is a major holiday in America—July 4th—the date when we commemorate the signing of our country’s Declaration of Independence in 1776. All over America there will be flags flying, backyard picnics, parties, concerts, and fireworks. To celebrate this year’s … Continue reading

Posted in News From the Castle!, Soul Mate Publishing | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment