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About Cathleen

Writer, speaker, teacher, coach and intuitive.

These are some of the hats I wear and somehow they all come together in the services I offer. My goal is to help you get your writing dreams off your iPad and out into the world.

I LOVE writing – all kinds. My first works were poems published in an anthology in the 1980s. Lately, I’m working on fiction (a screenplay and novel) as that is what is calling to me now.

And that’s the creative spark, isn’t it? You get called to whatever wants you at the moment. Your writing – whether fiction, non-fiction, journaling or poetry – is your soul expression. So let’s get it out there!

My latest book, The Collection: Flash Fiction for Flash Memory, is a project of the heart – a call to action to get out and read to those who might be unable to read longer pieces because of memory loss. I loved writing my flash fiction piece inspired by my niece Caitlin.

I’ve taught workshops in creative writing, the power of the first chapter for fiction, how to create a successful anthology and more. My articles have been published in Canada’s ALIVE magazine and Australia’s THE SPHERE, been featured on ABC News in Green Bay, WI and quoted in the Huffington Post.

You’ll find my books and CD here as well as updates on upcoming classes and workshops.

I can’t wait to see what is coming alive on your page!

Cathleen O’Connor is a gifted book designer and so much more. While the book’s appearance was skillfully composed, Cathleen also helped me plan out the pre-launch media blitz by incorporating all of the poets who had submitted to the anthology. Furthermore, her notes on technical issues for setting up the book’s hard copy and Kindle versions for publication, promotional material, and other technical aspects of production were clear, concise, and user-friendly. Her inclusive nature, her business acumen, and her good-natured personality all played together in making this project a joy to work on and complete. I highly recommend her services.

Marisa Moks-Unger, Erie County (PA) Poet Laureate (2016-2018) and author/editor of The Picture This Anthology: Poems from Pop Art, Fine Art, and Photography


jojaysonCathleen’s wealth of experience in the book publishing world was incredibly comforting, helpful and directive for me as I made my first steps to write and self-publish my book. She offers very clear advice and direction and made what originally felt like a huge mountain of fear; feel like an easy step by step process. I can’t thank Cathleen enough for her help in getting me to where I am now and couldn’t be more grateful for her seasoned experience in this complicated world of self-publishing.

Jo Jayson, Artist and Writer, Self-Love Through the Sacred Feminine (1/2017)


Work With Me

I offer a range of services to new and seasoned authors, in person, online and on the phone. Each service is specific to the particular needs or stage of your book project.

Fill out the CONTACT form below to request a FREE 20-minute consultation in order to assess which services can best help you realize your writing goals. The free consultation is only for determining the best fit of service. All listed services are fee-based. If you already know the service you want, then just let me know and I’ll be happy to provide information on pricing and next steps.

I am the first time author of a children’s book who spent a great deal of time, energy and resources looking for someone to help edit, design the layout and effectively market my story about a sweet little pug who believes that he can be friends with everyone he meets. I was completely unsuccessful in this quest for that “perfect” person until I talked with Cathleen O’Connor. I knew from our first conversation that she not only had the skills, creativity and proven track record that are critical for putting together this book and marketing it, but also had the unbridled enthusiasm about the project and its ultimate success. Cathleen is a joy to work with and a true professional.

Virginia Giordano, Educator and Writer – Meet Duffy T. McGraw (12/2016)

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Wings of Love - sharing a prayer for your Monday.

Follow rainbows to find flow. See today's #write31days #growyourflow #blog post to find #inspiration for tapping into your #creastivity regardless of what #mood you're in. #rainbows #overtherainbow #writingtips #wewriteitright #FridayMotivation #StartNow

There are few things that inspire me like seeing the potential of adolescent girls around the world. Today, on International #DayoftheGirl, I’ll be on the @TodayShow to discuss the ways we can help adolescent girls get the education they deserve. I hope you’ll join me.

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