Central Oregon Writer’s Guild Feature Author Cathy Lamb

cathylambPortland author Cathy Lamb is the featured speaker at Central Oregon Writers Guild’s Thursday May 23 meeting. Cathy will share her writer’s journey along with her advice to authors and would-be authors of all genres.


Born in Newport Beach, California, when she was ten, Cathy’s parents moved her, her two sisters, a brother and two poorly behaved dogs to Oregon before she could fulfill her lifelong dream of becoming a surfer bum. In high school, she landed on the newspaper staff, and when she saw her byline above an article about people making out in the school hallways, she knew she had found her true calling. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education from the University of Oregon, after which she became a fourth grade teacher, but her goal was always to become a writer.


Cathy says she loved teaching, but also loved the nights and summers where she could write and try to build a career filled with creativity and her strange imagination. After writing freelance articles for a variety of publications, her first novel, Julia’s Chocolates, was published, following by The Last Time I was Me, which is set in Oregon. Her subsequent novels include The First Day of the Rest of My Life, A Different Kind of Normal and Henry’s Sisters. She lives in Portland with her husband and children, who she adores. Currently, she reports she is working on her next novel and not sleeping much. Cathy will share her writer’s journey at this month’s Guild meeting, along with her advice to authors and would-be authors of all genres. Cathy’s website is


Central Oregon Writers Guild’s Thursday, May 23 meeting takes place at COCC Redmond Campus, 2030 SE College Loop, Building 3 Room 309, 6:30 – 9 p.m. The meeting is free and everyone is welcome to attend.

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