Author Archives: Cathy Burnham Martin

About Cathy Burnham Martin

Author of 20+ books, and counting! A professional voice-over artist, dedicated foodie, 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."

Early Reviews Show a BIG Thumbs Up!!!

  Destiny of Dreams: Time Is Dear has been receiving a delightful number of early reviews and testimonial comments.  I will try to post more here from time to time.  The bottom line is one of great encouragement. I can’t … Continue reading

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Today Is D-Day for “Destiny of Dreams”

It’s official! My new historical fiction, Destiny of Dreams: Time Is Dear is now available in paperback and digital formats on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and beyond! Yes, it tells my Armenian ancestors’ story and has been a true labor … Continue reading

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“Destiny of Dreams” Cover Completed

     Very exciting to see the cover is now completed for Destiny of Dreams: Time Is Dear.  While I had loved seeing my grandmother’s photograph of a part of the city of Van in Armenia, such personal mementos would … Continue reading

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Answered Prayers

  Thank you from the bottom of my heart to everyone who has been keeping Sir Ronald (a.k.a. my hubby) in their prayers since he was first diagnosed with throat cancer and went through the long months of radiation, chemo, … Continue reading

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Destiny of Dreams Coming August 31st!

The “buzzzz” is true!  Though noted for my non-fiction works, my first novel is now ready to go!  Quiet Thunder Publishing will release Destiny of Dreams: Time Is Dear on August 31, 2021. This historical fiction, set in the early … Continue reading

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Life Goes On

Life deals us some mighty strange cards from time to time.  Sometimes “bad hands” all seem to land at the same time.  Yes, for me, too.  The pandemic lockdown, the death of a close loved one, shattered family trust, cancer … Continue reading

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May Hope Blossom for Us All

My first delicate iris of 2020 has blossomed in my garden. I share it as a perfect expression of hope. Thank you to all of you who have reached out to me to express how grateful you are for my … Continue reading

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Happier New Year

Do you know someone for whom the holidays are not merry, and a new year does not inspire hope nor a fresh start?  Several recent incidents reminded me of how enormous a role despair and sadness play in the hearts … Continue reading

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Concern Over Censorship

I do not like politics. However, it does necessarily exist, despite my distaste for it. Thus, I rarely write a letter to any media outlet to share a complaint. In fact, I cannot recall the last time I did so… … Continue reading

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“Encouragement” Trailer on YouTube!

Check it out! The 90-second trailer for the book “Encouragement: How to Be and Find the Best” is on YouTube now! You’ll find the paperback and digital format editions everywhere quality books are sold… from Amazon to Barnes & Noble … Continue reading

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“Encouragement” Review Sparkles!

In her extraordinary book, Encouragement: How to Be and Find the Best, author Cathy Burnham Martin exudes an enthusiasm for life unmatched in other self-help books that claim to boost your spirit and world view. This articulate narrative examines expertly … Continue reading

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Am I Encouraging?

I ask myself that question any time I catch myself wondering why some other person does not seem more supportive or positive.  We all may wonder such things from time to time, particularly when the naysayer lives in our inner … Continue reading

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Encouragement is Here!

Who do you know who is feeling stifled or unheard?  Who may be needing a morale boost or a little light on the horizon?  We all go through times in Life with challenges and despair.  However, this new book offers … Continue reading

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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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