Author Archives: AJ Cattapan

Monday Book Review: Dear Pope Francis

I received a copy of this book from a friend this past summer. If you haven’t read it already, it’s even cuter than you might imagine! Title: Dear Pope Francis: The Pope Answers Letters from Children Around the World Author: … Continue reading

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Monday Book Review: Battle for His Soul by Theresa Linden

In June, Theresa Linden’s book Battle for His Soul won first place in the CPA Book Awards for the teen/young adult category. Recently, I had the pleasure of reading this third book in the West Brothers series. Title: Battle for … Continue reading

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Monday Book Review: The King’s Prey by Susan Peek

We don’t talk enough about mental illness. We stigmatize it and then want to sweep any discussion of it under the rug. So it’s little surprise that I didn’t even know there was a patron saint of the mentally ill … Continue reading

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Seven Riddles to Nowhere wins another award!

In case you haven’t already heard, my middle grade mystery Seven Riddles to Nowhere won Honorable Mention for Catholic children’s books at the Catholic Press Awards last Friday! This is a very broad category that included both fiction and nonfiction, … Continue reading

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That time I went to Lourdes and God whacked me upside the head

Everyone who goes to Lourdes and enters the healing water baths has a story. I guess it’s time I finally told mine. In case you haven’t already heard, I had the opportunity to visit Lourdes on pilgrimage with some of … Continue reading

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Monday Book Review: St. Magnus, the Last Viking by Susan Peek

Susan Peek is known for writing historical novels based on the lives of lesser-known saints–and boy, does she bring these characters to life! This is my first novel by Susan Peek, and I look forward to reading more. Title: St. … Continue reading

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New Website Designed to Help Parents, Teachers Find Faith-Filled Books for Teens

If you’re a member of my Insiders Club, you’ve already seen the announcement that a new website has launched that helps parents, teachers, and youth ministers find quality books that are appropriate for Catholic teens. I’m honored that Angelhood and … Continue reading

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My latest giveaways!

I have several giveaways going on right now, and I wanted to make sure everyone knew about them. First, I’m super excited to announce my very first Instafreebie giveaway. For the next few weeks, I’m giving away preview copies with … Continue reading

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Monday Book Review: Winter by Marissa Meyer

I started this book during winter break and didn’t finish for nearly two months. To be fair, I’m working full-time and going to school, and the book is over 800 pages long! Title: Winter Author: Marissa Meyer Genre: science-fiction Age … Continue reading

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Monday Book Review: Erin’s Ring by Laura H. Pearl

Another YA book I was able to read over winter break (and have finally gotten around to writing the review!) Title: Erin’s Ring Author: Laura H. Pearl Genre: Historical fiction Age group: YA Summary (from back cover): “When thirteen-year-old Molly … Continue reading

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