About Cathi

Cathi Bond is a Canadian writer, broadcaster and novice farmer who freelances for the CBCrabble and The Sniffer with her pal Nora Young.  She’s currently working on an adaptation of her first novel, Night Town, which has been formally optioned by Back Alley Films. Cathi’s next project is a prequel to Night Town, a story about two warring families that spans the period between The Great Depression and the end of World War II. Cathi will soon be launching an audio podcast of Night Town.

Contact: cathibond [at] gmail [dot] com

7 Responses to About Cathi

  1. wendy merritt veldman

    Hey Cathie,
    A friend of mine mentioned your book to me… I then realized it was my friend Cathie from a whole lifetime ago.
    Congrats on your book, I will definitely be getting a copy. I’m in Toronto a lot, as my three children live there at the moment. I have often thought of you and wondered if you stayed in Toronto.
    Anyway I’m happy for your success.
    Wendy

    • this is too wild running into you again in cyber space. ever get a chance to read it? i see that you are a health care professional. is it ears nose and throat? educate me Wendy. Remember when my dad was so cheap er frugal that we had to share “the White Album?” I don’t remember who got the cover. Do you? Hope you’re great. It looks like you’re doing all kind of good works for others and that’s how I remember you. Who’s in the Merritt manor these days? I’d love to hear about your family. It has been a LONG time since we last saw each other, but man oh man, we be old gal. We be getting old. I sure don’t feel like it. Except in my right leg. A series of very bad accidents and osteo a go go. All for now. Cathi. How did I spell my name back then? I recall Cathie.

  2. I thoroughly enjoyed reading your book. I didn’t want to put it down … there were a few times when I wanted to cry and there were times when I wanted to kick the main character in the rear and point her in a different direction. I loved the ending when the main character takes control of her life. Well done.

    While reading the first two chapters, I thought my 11-year-old daughter would like to read this. But then, the main character changes, and then I thought maybe she should wait and read it in a few years. ;-)
    Maybe you should do a short novel for tweens with just the first 2 chapters and perhaps they’ll appreciate their own mothers a little bit more.
    I’m so sorry that your mom got sick in a small town where gossip travels quickly. She was a pioneer; I never heard the word cancer again for 10 or 20 years. But I’m glad you recovered and are stronger today.

    • You don’t want your daughter to learn how to shoot up drugs? :-) Good idea actually. thanks for the time to write. I am back to my blog.

  3. Hi Cathi, I’ve often wondered if it was you I was listening to on CBC. I’m happy for your success and intend to pick up your book tomorrow. I still have memories of you and Pat sitting in her broom playing guitar…writing the next great one. My daughter goes to OCAD and is a social activist/feminist…hope she can meet you some day. I hope that Rick and Paul are well, fond memories.

    Allen

    • Hi Allen!

      What a lovely surprise to find this post on my blog. You were indeed listening to me on air and I think it’s terrific that your daughter is studying at OCAD and is a social activist/feminist. I hope she isn’t overly fond of money, since the arts are not the way to the cash cow. Rick and I have had many debates about the importance of the arts. No blood has been shed, but a couple of times I wanted to punch him in the nose. See how little things have changed since Smithville? Paul and his wife and two boys are in Burbank. Paul is acting and Michelle teaches art to preschoolers. Rick is running Abbott Pharma in Canada. And I see that you’re a doctor. Well done! GP or specializing? I am going to forward your email addy onto the boys since I know that they would both love to be in touch with you. If you are on FB they are as well. Paul maintains a very active site for his work and there is the funniest photo of Rick imaginable on his. Not sure if it’s Rick or Richard, but you’ll find him. Are you in Toronto? Perhaps we could all get together some time when Rick’s in town for business. His son is working here in the hotel business. All for now and all the very best. And don’t forget to BUY THE BOOK! It’s doing gamebusters at the library but a bit more transactional action is always appreciated. And yes, fond memories. Cathi

    • Hi Allen

      Rick is trying to reach you but the emails aren’t get through your filter. Would you mind checking your spam/junk for his messages or send your phone number here? It won’t be published on the blog. Both he and Paul got excited where I them you’d contacted me.

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