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National Champagne Day

Once upon a time it was decreed that to be called “champagne” a sparkling white wine had to come from grapes grown in the Champagne region of France. Everything else was simply sparkling wine. Really? Well, that was before the … Continue reading

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Woo-Hoo!!!

I just scored another great review for my Armenian heritage story! The holiday issue of the Oakland, California magazine “Affaire de Coeur” has a review that calls “Destiny of Determination” : “an incredible story of the faith and determination endured … Continue reading

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Exciting News!

I have learned that my latest book, “Destiny of Determination: Faith & Family” has just been recognized with a lovely honor! The Literary Titan Award recognizes authors for “expertly delivering complex and thought-provoking concepts, vivid scenarios and characters, and original … Continue reading

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Kauai Movie Buff Alert!

  While visiting Kauai, we learned of many places that have served as perfect settings for film and video. More than 70 movies and television series have used the island of Kauai for settings that have depicted a vast array … Continue reading

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Encourage Someone Today

    “Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher.” — Oprah Winfrey (1954 –  ) American talk show host, television producer, author, and philanthropist   When my book entitled, “Encouragement: How to Be and Find … Continue reading

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National Cranberry Day

Cranberries are easily one of my favorite fruits. I get caught popping these fresh, tart little berries into my mouth all Fall. Being Thanksgiving week in the U.S.A, cranberry sauce, cranberry bread, and even cranberries in stuffing become wildly popular. … Continue reading

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Life!

I pause from my typical postings on this day for a brief look at Life as it has been affecting me over the past couple of months. Life. We are not in charge.   Yesterday, we attended two precious gatherings … Continue reading

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The Big Island

Being greeted by a rainbow as we cruised into the harbor, we knew we were in for a great day. And a wonderful new adventure! The Big Island is home to Kilauea, the world’s most active volcano. Simply having to … Continue reading

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“Destiny of Determination” Launch Day

Book 2 in my Destiny trilogy officially becomes available today! While both sweet and heart-wrenching, this story is also 100% true. Mom’s friends have been so excited because they know that as this story of her family progresses, this is … Continue reading

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Just ONE Week to Go!!!

Destiny of Determination: Faith and Family gets released in digital and paperback formats in just one week! This is a very personal story for me, as it continues telling the Armenian side of my family’s story. No worries if you … Continue reading

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Counting Down to Book 2 Release!!

I feel mightily blessed by all the marvelous early review comments I have been receiving for my upcoming book “Destiny of Determination: Faith and Family.” Author Anthony Avina just posted an interview he did with me on his blog. The … Continue reading

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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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