Catherine Astolfo retired in 2002 after a very successful 34 years in education. She can recall writing fantasy stories for her classmates in Grade Three, so she started finishing her books the day after her retirement became official. Her short stories and poems have been published in a number of Canadian literary presses. Her story, “What Kelly Did”, won the prestigious Arthur…Continue
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An avid reader as a child, Cheryl Kaye Tardif grew up in Vancouver, Canada in a nurturing environment with a family who encouraged her creative side, surrounded with Nancy Drew, Hardy Boys, and Bobbsey Twins series. During her teens, her favorite authors were Stephen King, Dean Koontz, John Saul, and Danielle Steel.
At 14, Cheryl was already a consummate journalist, writing a weekly column for a small-town newspaper for…Continue
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I am so happy My Birthday Is September, and Other Short Stories is on Amazon top 100-best selling list again. The paperback copy stayed on the list for three weeks when it was first published in September.
After having taught middle school for 17 years, I understand what teens go through…Continue
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