Cate Masters’ novels, novellas and short fiction appear at Eternal Press, The Wild Rose Press, Wild Child Publishing/ Freya’s Bower, Shadowfire Press and soon Whiskey Creek Press.
Her flash and short stories are published with The Battered Suitcase , A Long Story Short, Dark Sky Magazine, Cezanne’s Carrot, The Harrow, Flesh from Ashes, Quality Women’s Fiction, Phase, and The Writer’s online edition.
In 2005, Pennwriters awarded her second place in its annual Short Story contest for her literary story, All is Calm, All is Bright.
Her freelance articles have appeared in The Sentinel, Carlisle. The proud mom of three adult children, she currently lives in central Pennsylvania with her husband Gary, Lily the dog, their dictator-like cat, Chairman Maiow, and dozens of characters inhabiting her imagination.
Visit her online at www.catemasters.com and http://catemasters.blogspot.com, http://catemasters.ning.com/ or follow her on Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Cate-Masters/89969413736?ref=ts or Twitter: www.twitter.com/catemasters.
Becca Lyndon puts her dreams on hold by leaving art school to care for her ailing mom. Working full time at The Flower Basket leaves precious little time, but she squeezes in night classes at the local college. When Mike Hunter fills in as a substitute teacher, she worries about a repeat of the critical reviews he gave her work when he substituted at her high school three years earlier. His reason comes as a complete surprise, but can she trust him? Or will he disappear like her father? When that possibility looms all too real, she’s determined never to let the design for her life unravel again. Following her bliss requires work, but pays off in more ways than she ever imagined. She also learns that one door might close, but another can open—and lead to unexpected opportunities.
Available Feb. 10, 2010 from The Wild Rose Press