Cathy A. E. Bell writes part-time outside of her full-time job. She’s been published in Hippocampus Magazine, Colorado Central Magazine, Human Touch (Literary/Art Journal for the Univeristy of Colorado Denver, Anschutz Medical Campus), Long Story Short, Tiny Lights, and even has a six-word memoir in the book: Not Quite What I Was Planning: Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous and Obscure (she’s one of the obscure).
Cathy began working with the Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health in October 1998, shortly after completing a MA in Applied Health Psychology at Northern Arizona University. After a year and a half as a Senior Professional Research Assistant, Cathy transitioned to her current role of Senior Information Technology Coordinator for CAIANH. Cathy also started and runs a LAN Administrator group on campus to ensure community and a sharing of IT information among departmental LAN administrators.
Cathy loves reading, dancing the jitterbug occasionally, drinking good tequila while playing Texas Hold ‘Em with her IT buddies, and hanging out with her awesome writer friends.
You can reach her at email@example.com
You are an amazing person, Cathy! Your writing always blows me away… and I also happen to think you rock as a person! 🙂
And you know what Denise? Ditto. Ditto. Ditto!! I’m bummed our time to get to know each other has been cut short, but I’m going to read your awesome blog and send you warm, happy thoughts–and I’m going to envy your adventure a little. 🙂 You are a wonderful person and you deserve every ounce of happiness that is possible. BIG HUG!
Hiya, just wanted to say how much I love reading your essays. They’re inspiring to me, someone who’s looking to grow as a writer, so thank you for sharing with us 🙂
You are starting your writing journey so much younger than I ever did and I’m so happy for you! I’m honored you’ve read and enjoyed them. Thank you and don’t ever stop reading and writing!!
I’ve only started taking it somewhat seriously this year. I remember thinking I should just give up, which sounds silly me saying since I’m only in my twenties. But I guess I didn’t feel I had anything worth saying, or that what I did have to say was both too personal and social, and wondering how my family would understand that. But thank you! It means so much.
Well, I’m not going to lie. The family stuff is hard. I only write about my grandmother who is dead and my mother who doesn’t speak to me. But there are ways of writing about things without being super straightforward, like poetry or lyric essay or fiction for that matter. If something in you really needs to write, you won’t be able to stop. It’s the one thing in my life I can’t give up. You may end up like me: writing on your 40s. That’s okay too. But believe me. You have things to say. Read Manifest Station online and I’ll bet you get excited by what’s there. Reading good stuff always excites me! Don’t give up. Please. I’ll be your fan.
And make friends with me on Facebook! /cathyannelaine.
Aw, thank you so much! I’m incredibly humbled and grateful that I have you companionship in this writing journey. Is your name Cathy Bell (facebook)?
Yes. And if you just type in facebook.com/cathyannelaine that will bring me up!