As one reviewer put it, Catherine's stories are "brain candy for anyone liking action and character-driven stories."
About Catherine E. McLean
Catherine's background is in journalism, editing, and creative writing. She began with selling nonfiction articles to regional and national publications.
Since 1993, and writing as C. E. McLean, she's sold short stories in science fiction, paranormal, and contemporary (with and without romance elements) to hard-copy and online anthologies and magazines. ADRADA TO ZOOL is an anthology of her published short stories that also includes a new novella.
KARMA AND MAYHEM was her debut paranormal-fantasy-romance novel published by Soul Mate Publishing. The copyright reverted back to her in 2016, and she updated the title to KARMA & MAYHEM , gave it a new cover, and included the original book's giveaway promotional recipes for the "bloody" drinks, cookies, etc. that were spawned from the original launch. There are two ISBN numbers for the reissued story. One is for the paperback. The other is for the stripped down eBook (no recipes, etc.). In the note stage is the second book of this Bonded Souls Series.
JEWELS OF THE SKY is a futuristic/sci-fi adventure (space opera). The premiss is based on what if the aliens said to have visited the Mayan were, themselves Indians who are now facing their own "end of days" because one of their scout ships annihilated the Mayans. It is Darq, a direct female descendant of that scout ship's captain who God picks to test - and it's Survival or Extinction. Mercy or a Miracle. One Woman's Choice.
HEARTS AKILTER, a lighthearted romance novella (eBook only), is about dealing with Love, Vengeance, Attempted Murder, and a Bomb . . . no reason to panic. And where a little robot thinks he's having a heart attack.
Catherine also helps educate writers who want to become published storytellers by offering individualized and comprehensive 1-On-1 Writing Courses that include real-time feedback. She also gives online and in-person workshops and courses for writers. Topics are listed HERE. She maintains a blog for writers - http://writerscheatsheets.blogspot.com - where, on the first of each month, she discusses and explains an aspect of the craft of writing fiction for that month.
REVISION IS A PROCESS - HOW TO TAKE THE FRUSTRATION OUT OF SELF-EDITING is her nonfiction guidebook for writers.
Catherine is a longtime member of Pennwriters Inc and has received the Pennwriters Meritorious Service Award (www.pennwriters.org).
She's also a member of other groups - see the Links Page.
(Also see her FAQ's page)
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