Sadie’s Doggie Nervous Breakdown 


People ask how I ended up with so many dogs, especially since for many years we were a one dog/one cat household. We had our beagle named Trooper (adopted from a shelter in Louisiana) and a tabby cat Cooper (adopted from a shelter in Ohio. Once Trooper was around 13, we adopted a shelter pup […]

Dog Days of Writing 


I never thought I’d be the whacky dog lady. The eccentric writer, sure. But the dog lady? Nah. Not me. I’m a clean freak. My pantry’s packed with rows of Clorox wipes and I’m the first the hit the sale bins of anti-bacterial hand Bath and Body Works. I kid you not, this one time […]

Doga (Yoga w/a Dog!) 


People often ask how I combat writer’s block when penning four to five books a year. My answer? I step away from the computer and search out new ways to clear the cobwebs. Although I never could have foreseen one such journey to clear the cobwebs would lead me to Doga Class with a pit […]

Shelter Me – Available Now! 


Shelter Me is available now! Buy it in both print or digital – available at your local store or any online bookseller! Amazon Barnes and Noble And congratulations to Judy Filipcic on winning the grand prize drawing this week for a bag of book. Many thanks to all who stopped by to comment. I’ll be […]

SHELTER ME Countdown – Only 1 Day Left! 


Only one day left in the countdown to Shelter Me‘s release! The Second Chance Ranch Animal Rescue is the heart of this book – second chances for the people as well as the animals. There are some non-profit organizations I would like to highlight that also touch my heart, charities that focus on both members […]

Countdown to Tuesday/SHELTER ME 


Quick howdy on a Sunday with a quote from SHELTER ME. Only 2 more days until it’s officially available – in both paperback and digital. Question: Do you prefer paperback or ebook? Comment below and you’ll be entered to win my week-long contest for a tote bag full of books, winner to be chosen on […]

SHELTER ME Countdown to Tuesday Continues: Name My Foster Pups! 


Check out my two new foster puppies from PAWS! Aren’t they the cutest?! These two fellas – 2 month old cairn terrier mixes – will be staying with me for 2-3 weeks and they need names. To celebrate the countdown to Shelter Me (Tues., August 5), the first book in my “Second Chance Ranch Animal […]

SHELTER ME Countdown – Dedication & Acknowledgements (& Contest) 


I have a lot of people to thank for helping me bring Shelter Me to print. For today’s countdown to the August 5 publication of Shelter Me, I’m posting the book’s dedication and acknowledgements, along with another chance to enter the grand prize contest…. Dedication: To Rob – my hero, my friend, my love. Always. […]

Shelter Me – New excerpt 

Shelter Me

The countdown continues for Shelter Me to land on shelves Tuesday, August 8. Not much longer…. Today’s post is an all new excerpt. The prologue has been on my website for a few months. And now, here’s the opening to Chapter One. 🙂 SHELTER ME by Catherine Mann “Second Chance Ranch” book 1 Berkley Sensation, […]

Pet Bandanna Giveways – Countdown to August 5 – SHELTER ME! 


I have a stack of these cool pet bandannas that read “Love Rescued Me” to celebrate the weeklong countdown to the release of SHELTER ME!! If you would like one, email me at with your snail mail address. I’ll pick winners throughout the countdown as long as supplies last. It would be awesome if […]