Queen Bee Book Release!

Bee and wreathBirthing a book is like birthing a child. It takes a long time, it’s a lot of work, and it’s totally worth it. Most of the time. I think. But it’s done, and I’m over the moon. My second book, Queen Bee, Reflections on Life and Other Rude Awakenings, I’m delighted to announce, was released for publication on January 25, 2016.

Queen Bee is a compilation of short pieces I’ve composed over the years. Some are from my blog, many I’ve posted on Facebook, others I’ve written recently. A few are in memory of those who have passed. There is a chattering of exchanges with my young grandchildren; most are snippets, others are longer conversations. There is a section about my ancestors. I’ve spent years disturbing the dead in my family, digging up their stories, poring over their records, studying their faces in their photographs. I write to create their legacy, and mine.

QueenBee_FrontCover-updated01242016.medMy book launch at Readers’ Books in Sonoma is on Thursday, February 11, 2016, at 6:30. If you are local, do come! It was an overflow crowd for my first book, so if you’d like a seat, come early so you don’t end up outside the door. I’ll read from Queen Bee (as will both my grandchildren), we’ll visit, I’ll sign books, you’ll drink wine and eat cake: it’s a party! For those of you on Facebook, I’ll post an invitation. For others who can make it, the address is 130 E Napa St., Sonoma CA, 707-939-1779.

Queen Bee is available in paperback at Create Space and Amazon, and soon to be released as an eBook. Actual books will arrive at Readers’ on February 5. Nothing like cutting it close…

My website may also answer any questions you have. Sevenau.com, or email me: csevenau@earthlink.net.

Thank you for including me in your circle of friends.



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  1. All the best! Love your works! Kimberly and Rick Clemens

  2. Very exciting to be part of your hive Catherine!

  3. Dick Hauser says:

    Were can I get a signed copy? I’m so proud that my cousin is such a good author. Hope to see you sometime this summer. Dick H.

    • Hi Dick, thanks for your sweet note. No paperbacks available yet, they are being shipped. I’ve arranged through the bookstore to handle signed copies. When they come in (Feb 5), call them, they’ll call me, and I’ll go in and sign one for you. They’ll wrap and ship. They are in charge of selling the books. I only write and publish them! Would love to see you also. Hopefully we’ll connect sooner rather than later.

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