Wednesday, November 8, 2023

Kate McLaughlin : Author

Last Friday we were lucky enough to have a CEC alumna, and published author, speak to a couple of English classes. She spoke about the craft of writing and shared her expertise with several grade 11 and 12 students. 

Kate, who graduated from CEC in 1989, grew up in rural Nova Scotia with only her imagination and the Bay of Fundy to keep her entertained. That imagination was encouraged by her mother, and Kate began writing at age eight. She’s published more than 50 books under different pen names, including What Unbreakable Looks Like, Daughter, and Pieces of Me. She, her husband Steve, and her four fur-kids live in Connecticut.

Please stop by the CEC library and check out Kate’s aforementioned novels.

”Lex was taken--trafficked--and now she's Poppy. Kept in a hotel with other girls, her old life is a distant memory. But when the girls are rescued, she doesn't quite know how to be Lex again.” -WorldCat
“Seventeen-year-old Scarlet Murphy is shocked to learn that the father she never knew is a notorious serial killer, and now that he is dying, he will give the names of his remaining victims to his daughter--but only if she agrees to meet with him.” -WorldCat
“When eighteen-year-old Dylan wakes up, she’s in an apartment she doesn’t recognize. The other people there seem to know her, but she doesn't know them – not even the pretty, chiseled boy who tells her his name is Connor. A voice inside her head keeps saying that everything is okay, but Dylan can’t help but freak out. Especially when she borrows Connor’s phone to call home and realizes she’s been missing for three days. Dylan has lost time before, but never like this." -Amazon