About the Author


Catherine Dougherty, a New Hampshire native, is a former newspaper reporter, columnist, photographer, and Real Estate/Business Broker. For several years, she served as the Lakes Region Coordinator of The Cozy Cap Project, a project she began in 2007 resulting in many volunteers making and donating thousands of hats for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. She has also volunteered for The Greater Lakes Region Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.

Her debut novel in Polyester Pajamas was published in June 2012 and won the NH Writers’ Project 2013/2014 Readers’ Choice Award for outstanding work of fiction. Her second novel in Woolen Bikinis was published in 2013, and her third novel in Leather Chaps was published in 2015.

In addition, she has written several essays and poems, and is a featured author in the 2012-2013 publication 50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading presented by TheAuthorsShow.com.

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3 Responses to About the Author

  1. Diana Thomas says:

    Very nice – love the cover photo. Can’t wait to read the book. Congratulations on such a huge accomplishment. Diana Thomas

  2. Jan Joslin says:

    I love the cover. It looks like something you’d do yourself. I can’t wait to read my autographed copy.
    You deserve this,

  3. Janyce says:

    One of the reasons I’m so anxious to read the book is because of knowing you and your great, funny, caring personality…If the book reflects this- it will surely be a hit!

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