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Cathie Whitmore

cathie whitmoreCathie is predominantly a children’s author with four beautifully illustrated hardcover children’s picture books suitable for children 3-8 years. Cathie has now also written her first adult novel.

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Twinkle the Christmas Star (Children’s Picture Book, Ages 3-8)

twinkleSitting in his tree on Christmas Eve, Ollie the Owl is amazed to see a most radiant star smiling down at him. Join Ollie as he shares his enchanting story of “Twinkle the Christmas Star,” along with Twinkle’s magical fairytale “Twinkle Meets Santa.” Together, Ollie and Twinkle bring to life the magic and wonder of Christmas, capturing the hearts of the young and the young at heart.

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Hammie Goes To School (Children’s Picture Book, Ages 3-8)

hammieA rhyming story for children 3-8 following the everyday life of a little piglet known as Hammie. Having the same sweet gentle nature as Wilbur from Charlotte’s Web and the charm and innocence of Babe, Hammie is an adorable little piglet, with the persona of a real life child, in the fashion of Porky Pig, without the stutter. Convinced pigs have a purpose, determined to make more of his life, this courageous little piglet pursues his dream of becoming a schoolboy. Hammie’s high spirited, fun loving character, is irresistible, as his humorous and often heartfelt adventure unfolds.

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Long Legs Daddy (Children’s Picture Book, Ages 3-8)

long legs daddyReuben Rabbit swipes his paws across his nose…Long Legs Daddy spider sways to and fro, but Long Legs Daddy is afraid of heights…there’s no way he’s letting go. What a predicament for Long Legs Daddy…he can’t even bear to look down. Can Reuben Rabbit help Long Legs Daddy find his way back to the ground? Reuben Rabbit and Long Legs Daddy are sure to make you laugh, from the first page of this wonderful story, right to the very last.

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Pusshycat Tails (Children’s Chapter Book, Ages 7-11)

pusshycat tailThe moment Cody Shipley and his mother walk through the Pet Shop door, a scrawny, yet irresistibly charming kitten, peering out between the bars of a cage, sets out to win their affections…and of course a new home. Definitely nothing ordinary about this cat…a talking kitten with a very big mouth, yet hasn’t uttered a single word to the shopkeeper, leaving him totally unaware he has just given away the most amazing animal he has ever had in his shop.Then a slip of the cat’s tongue changes everything, as the greedy and cunning Mr Rogan, now showing his true colours, does everything in his power to prevent the kitten from leaving.This amusing tale, the first of three, will delight children from 7-11 years, as they follow the escapades of this feisty little kitten, from the Pet Shop to the Courtroom.

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Piece by Piece (Women’s Fiction)

piece by piece“No need to get all huffy with me, Celeste,” Grandma Eleanor hissed, “I am not the one with the dubious initials scrawled across my arse.”
Grandma Rose has always been the cement holding the Harding family together. Now she is gone, her daughter-in-law, Eleanor, is left to contend with three teenage children and barely an ounce of motherly love to share between them.
Her twin sons, Adam and Adrian, are not intent on causing their mother grief, but her teenage daughter – the apple of Grandma Rose’s eye, spoiled and precocious, Celeste, is proving to be her worst nightmare. Ironically, both mother and daughter are two peas in a pod, struggling to tolerate each other, while deep down each longing to be loved by the other.
Piece by Piece is an emotional and often humorous story, spanning over three generations of the Harding family. The innuendoes and tongue-in-cheek banter between Eleanor and Celeste is guaranteed to strike a chord with many readers, thinking back to that time in their lives when many a mother has battled to reign in her offspring’s tongue.
This mother and daughter duo have the ability to evoke many emotions within the reader. They will make you laugh and make you cry, and at times throughout the story, one could be forgiven for wanting to choke them.
Thirty chapters, told through the eyes of the characters, taking the reader on an emotional roller-coaster ride of love, lust, lies and deceit. The characters, though fictional, are believable and some may not be so lovable, but definitely very colourful.

Suitable for ages 18+

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