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National Cookbook Month

I live to eat. I love food. Thus, I love cookbooks. I read them as many people read novels. I started creating my own recipes when I was barely in elementary school and was cooking family dinners by the 6th … Continue reading

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National Day of Encouragement

September 12th marks the day that is annually dedicated to uplifting people around us and making a positive impact. Yes! We can all do this. Encouragement is FREE! Let’s give some away!!! President George W. Bush signed the documents making … Continue reading

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National Read a Book Day

Pick a book… any book! Serious nonfiction or comic book, romance novel or mystery thriller… your choice. Sometimes when I read, I like to be entertained with something light and fun. Most times I find myself reading nonfiction works that … Continue reading

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Two Month Countdown to “Destiny 2”

Quiet Thunder Publishing releases Book 2 in the Destiny Trilogy in just 2 months!! The paperback edition of Destiny of Determination: Faith and Family will sell for $15.99 and the digital edition for $5.99. But Amazon is offering a pre-sale … Continue reading

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National Book Lovers Day

Attention bibliophiles everywhere! Today has been proclaimed to be your special day! “Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are.” — Mason Cooley (1927 – 2002) American aphorist   “There are many ways to … Continue reading

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“Destiny of Determination” Now on PreSale

I deeply appreciate all the inquiries regarding the release of Book 2 in my historical fiction Destiny Trilogy. Destiny of Determination: Faith and Family is set for release on my Dad’s birthday… November 2… in both paperback and eBook formats, … Continue reading

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Paperback Book Day

I didn’t set out to be any sort of paperback writer, but some things simply happen! #22 is set for release on November 2nd. What!!??! (Yup… Book 2 in the historical fiction Destiny trilogy continues telling my family’s Armenian story. … Continue reading

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National Audiobook Appreciation Month

A few years ago, I learned to produce my first audiobook and wondered why I had not done this 20 years earlier. They are fun to make, and I have recorded them for several types of books and various authors. … Continue reading

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Let’s Cool the Divisiveness

“We need to stop being so hyper-focused on gender, race, age, and sexual stereotyping. Live and let live for crying out loud. From my perspective, we’ve gone so overboard with attempts to not insult someone or stereotype something about them … Continue reading

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Know Thyself

“Master the perception principle.  Learn to know yourself.  Know the real person deep within you.” — Norman Vincent Peale (1898 – 1993) American Protestant clergyman and author from his best-selling book, “The Power of Positive Thinking” (Photo by Katrina Wright)

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Bull!

  “Adding more bull to bull yields bigger bull.” ― Cathy Burnham Martin in “The Bimbo Has Brains: And Other Freaky Facts,” 2017

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A Legend in her own Mind–LOL

“I’m bound to be a famous writer… decades after I’m gone.” — Cathy Burnham Martin, American author, voiceover artist & dedicated foodie Laughingly responding to a question from host Liz Gabert on BCTV’s “Life with Liz and Beyond”, September 14, … Continue reading

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National Talk Like Shakespeare Day

  “Have more than thou showest, Speak less than thou knowest, Lend less than thou owest.” — “King Lear” – Act 1, Scene 4 By William Shakespeare (1564-1616) English poet, playwright, and actor So, hey you! Er, uh.. I mean, … Continue reading

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The finish line is in sight!!!

“While motivation fires up our interest and willingness to run the race, encouragement helps get us across the finish line.” ― Cathy Burnham Martin Encouragement: How to Be and Find theBest, 2019 The Boston Marathon, the world’s oldest annual marathon, … Continue reading

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Husband Appreciation Day

Ron Martin, Babe, Sir Ronald… This is the man who dared to invite me into his life as his wife and stepmother for his children. He is my lover, my partner, and my best friend. He gives me strength and … Continue reading

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National Scrabble Day

April 13th is the birthday of Poughkeepsie, New York Architect Alfred Mosher Butts (1899-1993), inventor of the Scrabble game in 1931. Originally called “Criss Cross,” he based it on both the crossword puzzle and anagrams. In 1948, the game was … Continue reading

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National Encourage Young Writers Day

Yikes! 57 years ago, several of my classmates and I from Mrs. Russell’s 5th grade English class hit the local news for our “budding” poetic endeavors. David Kehas, Sandra Robinson Zimmerman, (Bonnie) Barbara Mace, and Rob Lamy (misspelled in article.) … Continue reading

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National Lobster Newburg Day

As a dedicated fan of the delectably tender, sweet cold water lobster, how could I possibly not share a favorite lobster recipe (first published in my 2012 book) with you on National Lobster Newburg Day? Here it is… straight out … Continue reading

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Destruction of a civilized society…

“The destruction of a civilized society by a jealous, violent one is never a good thing for anyone involved.” From “Destiny of Dreams: Time is Dear” by Cathy Burnham Martin, 2021 Image by Dmitry Abramov  

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Quotations Worth Notations

Here comes a little “Cathy Chat.” My inspiration came after finding quotations from some of my books online.  How endearing to find people are reading and being inspired.  Some were about life lessons; others about how we relate to people. … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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