Author Archives: Cathy Burnham Martin

About Cathy Burnham Martin

Author of 16 books, and counting! A professional voice-over artist and lifelong corporate communications geek, Cathy Burnham Martin has enjoyed a highly eclectic career, ranging from the arts and journalism to finance, telecommunications, and publishing. Along with her husband, Ron Martin, she has passions for entertaining, gardening, volunteering, active and visual arts, GREAT food, and traveling. Cathy often says, "I believe that we all should live with as much contagious enthusiasm as possible... Whether we're with friends or family, taking people along for the ride is more than half the fun."

Crazy for Cranberries

‘Tis the season for the crazy, crunchy little fruit that will pucker your sucker.  The historic cranberry is now used in an endless array of yummy dishes.  If you like to make your own cranberry sauce to accompany a Thanksgiving … Continue reading

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Of Grief & Glory

As we approach an Election Day, could we all try to remember our sanity and decency?  If our preferred candidates win, try to accept victory with humility and grace.  If our preferred candidates lose, try to accept defeat with courage … Continue reading

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Florida Book Signing

Saturday, November 10, 2018 11am – 4pm I am pleased to announce that I was selected to have my books featured at the upcoming Author Book Fair at the Collier County South Regional Library on 8065 Lely Cultural Parkway in … Continue reading

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Feel Yourself Truly Living

Sometimes Life is gleeful.  Other times?  Not so much.  However, I believe there is nothing wrong with feeling, even through the difficult times.  Someone lovingly pointed out to me recently that our blessings can even overwhelm grief.  That is not … Continue reading

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What Kind of Man?

What kind of man spends his entire life serving others?  Being kind and generous, true and loving?  What kind of man is hardworking, resourceful, and an ahead-of-his-time thinker?  Steadfast and persistent?  With the patience of Job?  What kind of man … Continue reading

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Must We Tolerate Intolerance?

A lot of years passed as I developed the strength to both determine and stand up for what I could and would put up with in life.  What is acceptable or unacceptable?  The answers are different for each of us.  … Continue reading

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People Can Be So Mean

Like all of us, I know we should use social media safely.  More importantly, I wish we would all use it responsibly and not as a weapon to hurt others.  Yet, we all know people, with increasing frequency, who have … Continue reading

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Just Released: “Bastions of Blood” — My Latest Audiobook!

“Bastions of Blood” (Kremlins 2) is the sequel to “Citadels of Fire.”  As the 2nd book in a 3-book series, I do suggest listening to “Citadels of Fire” (Kremlins 1) first.  This is a powerful (and rather graphically violent) historical … Continue reading

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Survive and Thrive Political Correctness

Want to thrive, not just survive, in this whacky world that demands political correctness?  (Or what I call political quackiness!)  My latest book slams the bullies and counter-bullies, examines political spectacles, reflects on the great American opioid epidemic of the … Continue reading

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Enjoying Paradise and Helping People

If you like island living… or vacationing… Antigua offers a beautiful and relaxing escape.  We just returned from a week of sun, fun, and superb dining, even a scrumptious grilled Caribbean lobster-stuffed lobster.  This came as a big of a … Continue reading

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Add Lobaciousness to Your Life!

My latest cookbook has just been released in paperback and digital formats.  “Lobacious Lobster” is packed with 200 decadently delicious and super simple recipes, plus more than 100 color photographs. I literally could not help but create a new word … Continue reading

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Cranberry Capers

‘Tis the season to add the tartness of cranberries to the menu.  While I offer the Cranberry Cooking cookbook full of super simple recipes, I share here a yummy way to start a day with the zing of cranberries. For … Continue reading

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Sweet Thank You!

Our Maltipoo, Bandit, received the most lovely thank you note… from another dog, no less.  Mr. Casey had just read Bandit’s book, “A Dangerous Book for Dogs.” He said: “Hi Bandit.  The best book ever!  You can tell, my humans, … Continue reading

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Thank you!

I have received sooo many fabulous comments and positive reviews for my latest book, “The Bimbo Has Brains!”  I am humbled and honored. However, I must thank YOU for supporting or contributing to my life’s journey to not only learn … Continue reading

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“Bimbo” Rocking!

  My latest book, “The Bimbo Has Brains,” made the Uncaged Book Reviews! Okay… it’s on the last page of the March, 2017 edition, but it IS a 5-star review, so I am pleased to have been chosen as one … Continue reading

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God Speed

Life is a very difficult place to live. The telephone rings.  A loved one  has passed.  At 39, he is too young… and gone way too soon.  He is Christopher Martin, my husband’s first born and #1 eldest son.  Please … Continue reading

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Link of Love!

  Use this link to my newest book, The Bimbo Has Brains, for a $5 discount (25% off) by using this code:  UP3LM59T That’s straight from the printer and has NO expiration date!  Enjoy!!! Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Super Simple Sweetheart Goodies

For Valentines Day and beyond, look for easy recipes.  They can be assembled quickly with few ingredients.  You can find yummy ideas in some unexpected places. For example, in the Dockside Dining… Back for Thirds cookbook, recipes were designed for backyard … Continue reading

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Bimbo’s First 5-Star Review

So psyched.  The Bimbo Has Brains just got our first review on Barnes & Noble.com and earned 5 stars!  That is an exciting way to start. Also, Author Amy Shannon’s Bookshelf Reviews has now honored me as one of her featured … Continue reading

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Thank you!

The Bimbo Has Brains has now officially launched!  I feel so very blessed to  have already heard from so many of you!  I do so appreciate the well-wishes.  Some have asked how long it took me to write this book.  Most … Continue reading

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20 Days to Bimbo!

The countdown continues!!!  The official release of my next book is February 1st.  The Bimbo Has Brains is making waves and getting some delightful early comments.  Here are a couple: “The Bimbo Has Brains—and insight and compassion and empathy and outreach … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

Today begins the official countdown to the release of my next book:  “The Bimbo Has Brains… and Other Freaky Facts.”  31 Days to go!

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Love Dogs – Must Read

‘Tis the season to make treats… AND protect our furry friends from them. In the book released by our dog, Bandit, this year, he includes a long list of items that we humans might not realize are poisonous for our … Continue reading

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Yayyyyy Cubbies!

Sorry, but being a lifelong Red Sox fan has also made me aware of other team’s sufferings from various “curse” experiences. I only wish the World Series could have been Cubs v Red Sox. All good. SOOOOOO happy for Cubs … Continue reading

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A Dangerous Book for Dogs

WARNING!!! Don’t let this book fall into human hands!!!!  That’s Bandit’s strong advice regarding his new book.  A Dangerous Book for Dogs is filled with insider tips and secret strategies to help canines get and keep their humans in line. … Continue reading

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Where was THIS book when I NEEDED it?

The latest book, narrated by Cathy Burnham Martin, is entitled “The Hormone Fix: Naturally Rebalance Your System in 10 Weeks.” While it may sound wild, hormonal imbalance affects more people than diabetes, heart disease, and cancer combined!  Yikes!  Written by … Continue reading

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Timely Fat Loss Tips on Audiobook

Check the new Audiobooks page on my blog www.GoodLiving123.com to see how I’m celebrating my new career twist in the New Year.   After doing voiceover work for decades, I am a Johnny-Come-Lately to narrating Audiobooks, and I am loving it!!!!  … Continue reading

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Cheese Crisps Have Hit the Stores!

Since I first made these gems in the late 1970’s, folks have asked why I didn’t sell them.  That’s not my focus, but I figured someone else would… someday.  That day is now. “Fresh Gourmet” is the name under which … Continue reading

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Cranberry Capers

‘Tis the season to start savoring the tartly delectable cranberry!  My Cranberry Cooking cookbook (in paperback and digital formats) celebrates one of America’s most under-rated fruits.  Whether you enjoy them in breads or desserts, sweetened in a sassy sauce, nestled … Continue reading

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Tonight! Music, Merriment & Memories

It’s a first for the Manchester Community Music School… tonight’s swinging 1940’s style USO-type show, packed with music and guest stars…. All performing on a volunteer basis to support the great work being done at the school. Fifty of New … Continue reading

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My 1000th Recipe!

When the 3-volume set “Fifty Years of Fabulous Family Favorites” came out in April, it included the 1,000th recipe that I have published!  (It’s been a very busy two years!)  I actually first developed this dish in 1979; I just … Continue reading

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My Family Favorites Cookbook Trio Just Released

They swamped me with work over these past three months, but my newest series has now arrived!  You’ll find over 600 recipes from my family, extended family, and some dear family friends.  Recipes were collected and preserved, some for generations. … Continue reading

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My First Online Reviewer

Just got my first review on my book “Champagne!”  Here’s the link:  http://www.crystalsmanyreviewers.com/2015/01/champagne-facts-fizz-food-fun-by-cathy.html Thanks to all for so much support!  You’re the best!!!

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Chronicles and Cathy

YouTube has the program on which I just appeared on January 6, when Kevin Avard interviewed me regarding my latest books. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JiKww1e1gCk# is the link or simply Google “Gate City Chronicles – Cathy Burnham” to check it out.  (Oh, my!  It … Continue reading

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Champagne Bubbles for Community Music School

My latest book is hot off the presses:  “Champagne! Facts, Fizz, Food & Fun.”  All profits from December sales go to support scholarships and musical instruments at the Manchester Community Music School, for which I am a volunteer and member … Continue reading

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Sparks and Bonta Fans Celebrate!

Since Chuck Rolecek closed his celebrated C.R. Sparks restaurant in Bedford, NH in 2010, the ensuing gap has never been filled.  In Hampton, Bonta regulars feared the very same fate when Bonta was sold.  Little did they know that the … Continue reading

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My 2nd Dockside Dining Cookbook Arrives

Barnes and Noble and Amazon.com are two of the places where you can find both cookbooks.  So savor summer forever by breaking out the barbeque!  This handy little series was developed for those who love life on the waterways, but … Continue reading

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Scrumptious Says It All

I had not been to Florence’s since the 1990’s, when it was in a completely different Merrimack location and founder, Florence Foti, also had a Boston restaurant.  Since Florence’s reopened (with daughter Florence at the helm) in the current location … Continue reading

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Good Pub Great Deck

We’ve enjoyed great sunsets from the Junior’s Crush House deck in Gilford, New Hampshire, including this beauty.  Junior’s is a distinctly “bar-with-a-kitchen” establishment, versus a restaurant with a bar.  There are a few regular tables in the area outside the … Continue reading

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Bar Harbor GREAT Steamers

In Bar Harbor, Maine you’ll find plenty of local culture and history.  It’s a lovely little town in which to walk around.  For me, scoring a lobster or lobster roll is a must-do activity.  I trust the locals for restaurant … Continue reading

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