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. Following “Destiny of Dreams: Time Is Dear,” this one is entitled “Destiny of Determination: Faith and Family.”)

But writing books started with a funny, family-friendly book that was not meant to be a book at all. I started writing letters from Miles, our Newfie, to Ron’s youngest daughter while she was away at school. Then it occurred to me that all his silly stories and adventures were like little chapters. “Dog Days in the Life of the Miles-Mannered Man” soon followed. It is a collection of tall tales, wagging tails, and tantalizing treats, all penned by Miles himself, of course. (I merely held the pen for him.) Oh, and Miles insists his book is non-fiction… because he swears every word is true. (Hmmmm….)

Naturally, Bandit then wrote his own riotous romp with “A Dangerous Book for Dogs: Train Your Human.” I particularly liked writing a few non-fiction, life lessons books. This group started with “The Bimbo Has Brains… and Other Freaky Facts,” which was followed by “The Bimbo Has MORE Brains… Surviving Political Correctness. Then came one of my most popular works… “Encouragement: How to Be and Find the Best.”  And I followed that with “Good Living Skills: Lessons Learned from my Mother.” I also ripped “Healthy Thinking Habits: Seven Attitude Skills Simplified” from a compilation to which I had contributed along with Deepak Chopra and several other authors. There were a few others, including a book of my poems (& other ramblings) and a couple of real estate guides.

I guess that when folks ask which genre I write my books, I should simply answer, “Yes.” LOL. Of course, I have muddied the genre waters plenty by adding 9 cookbooks to my paperback list.

My first cookbook series launched as I compiled old family recipe cards. The 3-book series “Fifty Years of Fabulous Family Favorites” was born. This was quickly followed by several more:

“Champagne: Facts, Fizz, Food, and Fun”

“Cranberry Cooking”

“Dockside Dining: Round One”

“Dockside Dining: A Second Helping”

“Dockside Dining: Back for Thirds”

Then came my first larger format and full-color paperback cookbook:

“Lobacious Lobster: Decadently Super Simple Recipes”

Yes, food fans… several more are in the works! But so far, though I publish in paperback, eBook, and audiobook formats, these are my contributions to Paperback Book Day. HUGE thanks to all of you who have read any of my titles… and even reviewed!!! You add light and sparkle to my life!

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."
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