Win “Alpha Brotherhood” Set!

posted on March 8, 2014 by Catherine Mann

My entire “Alpha Brotherhood” series is being featured over on Kathy’s Review Corner, along with an interview. She has info on all five books, reviews, and a contest to win the ENTIRE “Alpha Brotherhood” set!!  How cool is that?! FMI, here are the links: Kathy’s Review Corner w/interview & reviews: And the link with contest info…

I am an animal rescuer… (Win $50 donation to charity of your choice!)

posted on March 4, 2014 by Catherine Mann

What is your calling? Your passion? Your cause? Your favorite charity? Share the name of your charity of choice below. Once we have fifty different people commenting on the subject, I will donate $50 to one charity mentioned (randomly chosen) … Contest ends Friday, March 7, 2014.

Soft Kitty …. Warm Kitty …. Grumpy Ball of Fur!

posted on March 3, 2014 by Catherine Mann

Anybody else love that episode on The Big Bang Theory where Sheldon’s sick and he asks for the “Soft Kitty” song? Cracks me up every time I hear it. Even though I often blog about our dogs, we do have a cat as well.  His name is Cooper and he’s an amazingly cool car, but he definitely prefers to…

Military Family Traditions

posted on February 26, 2014 by Catherine Mann

Seems only a blink ago, my firstborn was playing with his daddy’s military gear… wearing his helmet, walking in his flight boots.  Now my daughter has married a military man too.  And her firstborn is climbing into daddy’s rucksack, wearing his dogtags. In a blink, decades have passed. Traditions live on… (Although I do have to…

Like Mother, Like Daughter

posted on February 24, 2014 by Catherine Mann

Call it karma, kismet, or just the fallout from teenage drivers. I had a VW bug as a teen – totaled it. Now my daughter has totaled her VW bug. On the bright side, both of us walked away from our accidents unscathed, the most important thing, of course. Still gotta sigh at least a little though….

Buddy – The Dog Who Loved Too Much

posted on February 21, 2014 by Catherine Mann

Meet Buddy, my oldest son’s child – uh, dog! Buddy’s an entertaining pup with an amazing capacity for loving.  Deeply.  If lost, Buddy is the kind of dog that would walk hundreds of miles to find my son. Buddy’s the kind of dog who would – and has – eaten through latticework in my parents’ backyard to get to…

Always Reading!

posted on February 13, 2014 by Catherine Mann

I love that my granddaughter is always reading! Whether she’s in her mommy and daddy’s lap or on her own, she gravitates toward books – this morning she read LOTS of CURIOUS GEROGE. 🙂  the photo here is her special reading spot! When my four kids were younger, it never seemed like there were enough…

Shelter Me – Video

posted on February 13, 2014 by Catherine Mann

Happy Valentine’s Weekend!! To celebrate the lovers’ holiday, I’m excited to share with you a video showcasing my upcoming novel – SHELTER ME, “A Second Chance Romance” from Berkley Sensation, on sale August 2014.  SHELTER ME has been called reminiscent of Nicholas Sparks’ THE LUCKY ONE with a splash of Marley AND ME.  (I like that!) Someone…

My 13 yr Old Puppy

posted on February 12, 2014 by Catherine Mann

We adopted our beagle Toby when he was 10 years old – yes, you read that right! He came to the shelter (where I volunteer) as a stray, overweight, with a torn ACL. He was microchipped, but his owners refused to return the shelter’s calls to pick him up. Given his age and medical condition, his chances…

Mt. Washmore – My Achilles Heel

posted on February 11, 2014 by Catherine Mann

We have a name for laundry around my house – Mt. Washmore. The basket pictured here is merely one of the foothills of Mt. Washmore. I used to delude myself that the laundry didn’t get done because of the four kids going through school clothes, sports clothes, clothes just because, but only one of my…