Author's details

Name: Catherine Cheek
Date registered: August 10, 2007
URL: http://www.coopdegrace.com


Catherine "Kater" Cheek is a writer and artist.

Latest posts

  1. Book Review: Get Well Soon — October 7, 2017
  2. Book Review: Them — September 17, 2017
  3. Audiobook Review: The Butterfly Effect #1 — August 27, 2017
  4. Book Review: Scumble — August 25, 2017
  5. Book Review: A Beautiful Terrible Thing — July 29, 2017

Most commented posts

  1. “Emily’s Fifth Birthday” and “Alternative Medicine” — 16 comments
  2. Seeing Things, Part 1: The Big Idea — 10 comments
  3. Seeing Things, Part 8: First cover mockups — 10 comments
  4. Seeing Things, Part 11: paper books and cover design fallout — 9 comments
  5. First Stained Glass Panel — 8 comments

Author's posts listings

Sep 07

Keyhole Tumbler 5

keyhole tumbler 5

This is another example of the plaster mold. When I made the molds of the keys and keyholes in plaster, I used the wax positives I’d crafted with paraffin and the two-part soft silicone molds.  To get the wax out of the plaster, I baked them inverted in a craft oven over a pad of …

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Sep 03

Faerie Killer: Chapter Fourteen

Chapter Fourteen   “Chris,” Jackie said, entering his house with a perfunctory knock. “I’m going to use your sewing machine all day today.” Chris turned away from the television. “You? Sewing? What the hell, Jackie. Since when did you turn into a girl?” Jackie dumped the bag of black and grey scraps onto the floor …

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Aug 31

Keyhole Tumbler 4

keyhole tumbler 4

Here you can see both the background text (made with a rubber stamp, highlighted with iron oxide after bisqued) and the sprig. I wanted to make sprigs of keys and keyholes, for a steampunk theme (goes with the text. Don’t ask, in my mind they go well together. Garth Nix will back me up here.) …

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Aug 30

Book Review: Columbine

Columbine by Dave Cullen I got this as an audiobook, and had to ask myself “what is a person who hates serial killers doing reading a book about a famous massacre?” But this is much more than just a gruesome true-crime story. It has so many different angles to it that there’s something for…well, maybe …

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Aug 27

Faerie Killer: Chapter Thirteen

  Chapter Thirteen The morning was muggy and damp, steam rising from the asphalt from the previous night’s rain. Kit was driving around in her car, in between dropping off some paperwork at the lawyer’s office and going to an obscure Chinese pharmacy to see if she could find some herb whose name Holzhausen had …

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