My Published Work


Seven Riddles to Nowhere. Vinspire Publishing. August 2016. Read more about this middle grade mystery here.


Angelhood. Vinspire Publishing. April 2015. Read more about A.J. Cattapan’s Amazon bestselling and multiple award-winning young adult novel here.

Magazine Articles and Short Stories:

“A Turkey of a Thanksgiving.” Chicken Soup for the Soul: From Lemons to Lemonade. August 13, 2013. Reprinted in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Raising Great Kids, 2015 and Chicken Soup for the Soul: For Mom With Love, 2016.

“Brandon’s Experiment in Space.” Highlights Magazine for Children, February 2013.

“Nobody Listens to Me!” Pockets Magazine, April 2012. Short story about a sixth grade girl who needs to watch over a selectively mute kindergartener on a homeschooling field trip to the zoo.

“Women Who Went the Distance.” Hopscotch for Girls, October/November 2011. Article on the history of women’s marathons.

“Row for the Shore.” Pockets Magazine, April 2011. Short story about twelve-year-old twins trying to raise money for their upcoming birthday party and find inspiration in a girl undergoing chemotherapy treatment.

“Cecilia: The Singing Saint.” My Light Magazine, 2011. An online article about one of my favorite saints. You can read the article here.

“When Old Meets New: Using Today’s Fantasy Novels to Engage Students in Classical Mythology.” Booksource newsletter, May 2010. An explanation of how I, as a middle school English teacher, connect modern fantasy stories to Greek mythology.