NEWS

SILVER LININGS

Cate is looking forward to meeting with you at future events later this year, but is not scheduling author signings and appearances at this time. Please check back for updates.

Last year impacted everyone in one way or another, and this year we look forward to restoring balance. As we move forward, here are links to programs and information that may assist readers, writers, artists, animals, and everyone else who has experienced some level of hardship as a result of the pandemic. 

Wishing you happiness, good health, and success in your endeavors! ​

To help people, animals, and shelters struggling locally and abroad, visit GreaterGood, an organization that aids nearly everyone everywhere in need without taking a cut for themselves, including a drive to get “Good Packs” out to a growing homeless population and vets with pets affected by Coronavirus. For more info visit “Signature Programs” at https://greatergood.org/

To help dogs and refuges of Europe in serious need (Italy, Spain and Ireland): 

https://www.petlevrieri.it/emergenza-covid-19/

Officials are calling for an end to wet markets credited with starting this pandemic, and your voice carries weight, so please support these efforts when possible. Thanks to internal and external pressure, Shenzhen became the first Chinese city to ban consumption of cats and dogs: 

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/04/02/asia/shenzhen-cats-dogs-ban-scli-intl/index.html?fbclid=IwAR14ukt1yc2nCRou_EU88JEp4YPSP91UgCYL3tpaXbEnM7S6OhZjud9OIpI

For creative souls in need, here are Kickstarter resources for artists of all sorts who are impacted by COVID-19:

https://www.kickstarter.com/articles/covid-19-coronavirus-artist-resources?utm_source=Jane+Friedman+%2F+Electric+Speed&utm_campaign=7e21e39536-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_12_30_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b84a4334ba-7e21e39536-332586881

For writers, NaNoWriMo is a site that helps you track project progress and stay motivated. They offer StayHomeWriMo an initiative to help writers find comfort in creativity: 

https://nanowrimo.org/ 

https://nanowrimo.org/stayhomewrimo

 

For anyone looking for a natural inexpensive way to color their hair while working from home, here is a DIY solution to hair coloring that won't poison you, the environment, or sweet beagles and bunnies in product testing. The following links to products and tips may help. Be sure to do your homework first to avoid any unwelcome surprises: 

https://www.amazon.com/Light-Mountain-Natural-Color-Conditioner/dp/B001ET7LJ4

Coloring tips with varying products:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnKt_ncyRIM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2FlTGrP7Sg 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlAWVweEkA4 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64TTfLw9INY 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5d7Nsj_ftTg

For grey hair 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAsEFIsP00M 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUL4UkeDwwM

For consumer complaints to protect yourself and others against COVID-19 scams, online fraud, or price gauging file a report with the Federal Trade Commission https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov/#crnt&panel1-1

For St Pete and Orlando locals who require comfort food, here's a link to a bakery:  https://valhallabakery.com/

There is a silver lining in every cloud. While the current situation may be less than optimal, it has provided new outlooks and opportunities, and possibly more time to write and to read. Enjoy every day and the blessings life brings.

Girl Reading on Bed