Catherine Lawton is an author, poet, and essayist. In her writings she explores life as a relational adventure—with God, all creation, and each other—of learning love and growing in healthy faith and community. Her published books include Face to Face: A Novel, Remembering Softly, and Glimpsing Glory. She has published many articles and poems, contributed to many anthologies and book compilations as well. She earned a BA in English from Point Loma Nazarene University and a MSM from Northwind Theological Seminary.
I have worked as a substitute teacher, a private piano teacher, a church musician, a licensed minister in the Church of the Nazarene, as well as a freelance writer and editor. In 1999 I founded Cladach Publishing and for twenty-plus years have collaborated to give opportunities to talented Christian authors, producing books that show God at work in our world and people working with God, for good. After living most of our lives in Northern California, my husband and I now reside in Colorado, where we enjoy road trips, house guests, mountain hikes, gardening, birding, and visits with our two married children and six grandchildren.
I started ‘writing’ as a toddler—scribbling in the margins of my preacher-father’s theology books. Later, I made up poems and stories to entertain my little sister and friends. At age 12 I had a poem published nationally. After that, the inner urge and outward call kept growing. I continued writing poetry, essays, fiction, and nonfiction, with bylines in many periodicals and journals. Much of my inspiration has come on hilly paths and meadows, in gardens and gatherings, and along rivers and salty shores.
I want to live, think, and write with an ever more free, expanding vision with trust in our loving, relational God. I hope my books are helping and encouraging others to experience the present moments more fully, and to grow in awareness of—and response to—the constant care and call of our creator.
Places you can follow and connect with me:
My books released by Cladach Publishing: