Cathy's specialties are in History, Creative Writing, English, Psychology, Education, Children's topics, blogging, and general writing.
Cathy is interested in writing creative fiction and non-fiction and learning new things. Aside from writing, Cathy enjoys reading, playing board and video games, spending time around children, cooking, baking, and volunteering.
Cathy has 22 years of parenting experience raising children, including children on the autism spectrum, children with ADHD, mental health disorders including D.I.D., suicidality, anxiety, learning disorders, gifted and talented, and rebellious behaviors. Parenting topics with the most knowledge include learning/teaching without electronics, exploring the world around you, age-appropriate chores and coping mechanisms for trauma, surviving puberty, and sibling rivalry and jealousy.
Cathy has twenty years of experience with office environments in multiple industries. She has never completed any for-pay projects about this topic, but she has plenty of experience within the topic area. Office environments have included aerospace, manufacturing, sales, towing and recovery, retail, and food service.
Cathy has years of physical experience within the education industry. She has been employed as a teacher, a librarian, a substitute, and a Cub Scout Den Leader for a decade, all together. She currently holds teaching certifications and credentials.
Cathy has publishing experience within multiple outlets, including self-publishing, private anthologies, small presses, and online-only media outlets. She has taken multiple college courses devoted to understanding and navigating all of the publishing venues available today.
Cathy has an interest in these products and all aspects of their manufacturing, sales, and usage. Cathy has minimal experience using the products but is willing to explore and experiment with the purpose of providing written analysis and recommendations about these products.
While Cathy does not have any formal experience writing or publishing about the topic of cooking, she is an avid baker and chef who enjoys experimenting with ingredients and testing out recipes. In her free time, she enjoys selecting random recipes from cookbooks and testing them out on her family.
Cathy has a large and active family consisting of 5 children and an extended family with more than 30 children. She is involved in nearly all aspects of raising and caring for all of the children to some extent. While she has never formally written about the topic, she brings lots of personal experience to the table.
Cathy enjoys many hobbies in her free time. While she hasn't formally written about any of these, there are topics she is well versed in and has something to offer the community. These hobbies include writing, reading, board games, video games, sewing, crafting, baking, cooking, coloring, enjoying and analyzing artwork, listening to music, watching TV and movies, and everything to do with the holidays, with a particular affinity for Halloween and Christmas.
To date, Cathy has successfully completed five books and has published one of those books. Cathy has a mastery of story creation, book layout, outlines, character creation, storytelling arcs, genre expectations and rules, and the publishing ecosystem.
Cathy has completed over a hundred blog posts on her personal blog with content ranging from marketing, creative writing, photography, child rearing, advice, and college expectations.
Cathy has extensive experience in speech writing for various audiences and covering many popular topics. Cathy has four years of training in formal speech writing and delivery, participation in academic competitive speech presentations, and improvisational speech presentation and writing.
Cathy has a moderate amount of experience creating and building resumes, including customization based on career, academic background, and the changing job market.
Cathy has experience in various writing tasks and is comfortable with all Office suite programs, including Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Office. She has drafted outlines, e-mail correspondence, college-level thesis papers, PowerPoint and Canva Presentations, and spreadsheets.