Podcast Interview with Author, Catherine Forster, Plus a Multi-Winner Giveaway! {Ends 10/24/22}

Oct 1, 2022 | 8 comments

It was so great meeting with Author, Catherine Forster! She has recently added becoming an author to her many other accomplishments. I am anxious to read her new book based on her life story. It sounds so interesting! As always, don’t forget to enter this awesome Giveaway! There are SIX opportunities to receive your own FREE eBook! The Winner will receive a $25 Barnes & Noble’s Gift Card as well as an eBook. ONE lucky Winner will receive a personalized professional painting by this multi-Award-Winning artist!

Meet The Author:

Catherine Forster honed her powers of observation early on, and later applied them to artistic endeavors. Although it didn’t happen overnight, she discovered that seeing and hearing a bit more than the average person can be beneficial. As an artist, her work has exhibited in museums and galleries across the United States and abroad. Her experimental films have won accolades and awards in more than thirty international film festivals, from Sao Paulo to Berlin, Los Angeles to Rome, London to Romania. Through her work, she explores the dynamics of girlhood, notions of identity, and the role technology plays in our relationship with nature.

In her capacity as an independent curator, she founded LiveBox, an eight-year project that introduced new media arts to communities at a time when few new what media arts was. For the past four years she has been a member of the curatorial team for the Experiments In Cinema Film Festival held annually in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She received a Masters of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, a Masters of Business from the London Business School, and a fellowship in writing from the Vermont Studio Center. She is also included in the Brooklyn Art Museum’s Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art.

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Watch my Interview with Catherine Forster Here:

Book Details:

Chasing Tarzan by Catherine Forster
 Publisher ‏ : ‎ WiDo Publishing (July 26, 2022)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 278 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1947966618
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1947966611

Book Description:

In the 1960s, a relentless school bully makes Catherine’s life a living hell. She retreats inward, relying on a rich fantasy life––swinging through the jungle wrapped in Tarzan’s protective arms––and fervent prayers to a God she does not trust. She fasts until she feels faint, she ties a rough rope around her waist as penance, hoping God will see her worthy of His help.

As the second of eight children, Catherine is Mommy’s little helper, and like Mommy, Catherine is overwhelmed. The bullying and the adult responsibilities together foment her anger. She starts smacking her siblings, and becomes her younger sister’s nemesis. Spooked by who she is becoming, Catherine vows to escape for real, before she hurts someone—or herself.

Catherine finds salvation in a high school exchange program: new town, new school, new family, new persona. A passport celebrity. In New Zealand, nobody knows her history or her fears. Except for her Kiwi “mum,” who sees through Catherine’s façade and pulls her out from her inner safe-house.

Exposed, her sense of self implodes. Catherine must finally rethink who she is.

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Giveaway Details:

There will be SEVEN Winners in this Giveaway!

  • 5 ebook awards

  • signed print of winner’s chosen drawing from the book.

  • Grand Prize: 
  • $25 Barns and Noble gift card plus ebook

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  1. Susan Smith

    This sounds like an interesting book. I like how she came up with the title of her book. I have always wanted to go on a safari. Bullying is an import topic that wasn’t talked about when I was growing up.

    • lawonder10

      Thank you for your comments.
      Yes, bullying was just sort of “pushed under the rug” along with many other topics which needed to be addressed more openly.
      Thank you for your support.
      Lu Ann

  2. Nancy

    Found their answers to be a great addition to this blog post.

  3. Nancy

    I liked read reading the Meet the Author section of this post and learning about Catherine Forster.

  4. Anne

    Moving a lot and her father being a house flipper. Growing up in a large family.

  5. Jodi Hunter

    I found it all really interesting, I love interviews with authors, learning what makes them write the way they do, what inspires and motivates them.

    • lawonder10

      Thank you Jodi for that thoughtful comment.
      Lu Ann

  6. Rita Wray

    I enjoyed Meet the Author and learning more about you.

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