The Globe and Mail Profiles Cathy

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A lovely piece from The Globe and Mail, which explores the coexistence of my more businesslike and creative sides.

“Every publisher cherishes the dream of a perfect author, and if such a vision ever came to Earth they would name it Cathy Marie Buchanan.

They might question her obscure roots and the unlikely path she followed to literature, stopping off in biochemistry and information technology before alighting in creative-writing classes at night school, but they can no longer doubt her accomplishment. Buchanan’s first novel, The Day the Falls Stood Still, sold for a healthy advance, turning up in 60-copy lots on the front tables of every Barnes & Noble in the United States, even making The New York Times bestseller list. Her second, The Painted Girls, became a Canadian bestseller the moment it was released last month, thanks to heavy orders from market makers Indigo and Costco. On the eve of its U.S. release last week, the novel was sparking buzz like few other titles.” Full article