Catherine Cheek

Catherine "Kater" Cheek is a writer and artist.

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

Jan 23

Book Review: Diary

Diary by Chuck Palahniuk This is the kind of book that creeps under your skin and interferes with dreams. I haven’t read any of Palahniuk’s other books, but one of his biggest fans recommended I start with this one, perhaps because it involves an artist as a protagonist and he thought I’d identify. Palahniuk has …

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Jan 20

Glass Apple

I made this in the same pumpkin making workshop I made the glass pumpkin in. I forgot to use the optics mold, so it turned into an apple instead of a pumpkin. Since it was going to be a different kind of fruit, I made a dimple in the bottom, and asked for a green-hued …

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Jan 17

Book Review: Water for Elephants

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen While I’m not surprised that this book landed on the bestseller list, I remain baffeld as to how this began life as a NaNoWriMo book, because WATER FOR ELEPHANTS has so many circus-specific and depression-era specific details that it seemed like the kind of book where you’d have to …

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Jan 15

Book Review: I Am Not a Serial Killer

I Am Not A Serial Killer by Dan Wells I let the author talk me into buying this book despite the fact that it was too scary for me. He promised I would have many nightmares. I can say with deepest sarcasm, thanks, Dan. This is one hell of a disturbing book. John Wayne Cleaver, …

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Jan 15

Glass pumpkin

The first one-day workshop I took this fall was for making glass pumpkins. It was billed as a beginner workshop, which was a mistake, as these are tricky to make. Some people weren’t able to make any. I was out of practice, so I made it easier for myself by doing one that was clear. …

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