Catherine Lawton

In all my writings I find myself exploring our connections and interactions with God, nature, and each other. 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. I first had a poem published nationally at the age of twelve. After that, the inner urge and outward call kept growing. I continued writing poetry, essays, fiction, and nonfiction. Much of my inspiration comes on mountain trails and meadows, in gardens and gatherings, and along rivers and salty shores.

My novel, FACE TO FACE, imagines the story of the bent-over woman healed by Jesus “on the Sabbath” (Luke chapter 13). In JOURNEYS TO MOTHER LOVE, I (along with eight other women) share a personal story of trauma, grief, and healing in mother/daughter relationship. REMEMBERING SOFTLY: A Life In Poems is essentially a poetic, spiritual and emotional memoir. SOMETHING IS COMING TO OUR WORLD is a story-in-verse picture book I first wrote and illustrated for my grandchildren, but it speaks to adults also about our ever-present, nurturing, loving God. In GLIMPSING GLORY (2020) I share poetry and meditative verse of relating, communing, living, dying, praying, and word playing.

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 awarenessand response tothe constant care and call of our creator who is both the God of transcendent love and is here, with us!

With a BA in English, training in education and music, and graduate studies in theology, I have worked at various times as a substitute teacher, a piano teacher, a church musician, a local preacher, and a freelance writer and editor.

In 1999 I founded Cladach Publishing and for twenty-plus years have worked to give opportunities to talented authors, producing books that show God at work in our world and people working with him, for good. My husband and I live in Colorado and enjoy our grown children and six grandchildren.

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