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: The Nature Fix — November 15, 2017
  2. Book Review: The Index Card — November 9, 2017
  3. Book Review: Goodbye Things — October 29, 2017
  4. Book Review: Last Chance for Murder — October 25, 2017
  5. Book Review: Fated — October 25, 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

Mar 07

Purple Paperweight

purple paperweight

This is a paperweight I did at the end of my first intermediate glassblowing class. This sort of paperweight is generally easy, and I thought I could do an iris inside. ┬áThat didn’t work as well as I’d hoped. Also, it got a crack in it, so it’s going to split in half at some …

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Mar 04

Book Review: The Poisoner’s Handbook

The Poisoner’s Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York by Deborah Blum I feel like this book was written just for me: history, science, and murder mysteries all wrapped up in a fascinating and informative non-fiction book about forensic medicine. I got this as an audiobook, which was good …

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Mar 02

Book Review: Lord Tophet

Lord Tophet by Gregory Frost This is the sequel to Gregory Frost’s book SHADOWBRIDGE, and while you don’t necessarily have to read the first one before this one, you ought to. In fact, you ought to have both of them in hand, because the first novel ends on a cliffhanger. This is a fantasy story …

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Feb 24

Book Review: Quiet, the Power of Introverts In a World that Can’t Stop Talking

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain This book brings up some interesting, important, and little-discussed ideas about introversion, the greatest of which is that introversion is a valid personality type rather than a flaw which should be corrected. Cain begins the book in this way, defensively, …

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Feb 21

Book Review: Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand

Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson Anglophiles will find this novel a delightful society romance with enough mystery and high stakes to draw in those who aren’t romance fans. The main plot involves Major Pettigrew and his courtship to the unlikely Mrs. Ali. This is charming in a tea-and-cottages sort of way, as it …

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