Meet Catherine!

Hello all! 

My name is Catherine Hawthorn. I'm also sometimes known as Farm Lassie. Please, call me Catherine! 

I'm a young woman in my early 20s, just starting on my journey into adulthood.

When I'm not pursing my career of historic agriculture or hanging out with my blogging buddies, I love to read, cook, bake, sew, knit, crochet, play music and even draw occasionally.

 Though I tend to be stubbornly independent little shield-maiden, I sure wouldn't mind if a handsome man (prince, Mountie, cowboy, I don't care) came riding up on a horse in conquest of my heart. As long as he courts me, not dates me.

I love to listen to Celtic, country, fantasy and movie music. Some of my favorite artists to write to include Adrian von Ziegler, Brunuhville, Antti Martikainen, Peter and Evynne Hollens, Celtic Thunder, Celtic Woman, and Josh Turner.


I will never hesitate to pick up a clean historical fiction, contemporary fiction, fantasy or classic book. If I had to pick favorite authors, they would include J.R.R. Tolkein, G.K. Chesterton, C.S. Lewis, Jen Turano, Jane Austen, and Lucy Maud Montgomery.

My favorite part of writing is creating that first outline and the characters, as well as researching. Music, tea, Pinterest and notebooks are absolutely essential when I sit down to write. My favorite POV to write in is third person omnipotent, but I've been trying third person limited too. 

I'm also a life-long diehard Philadelphia Eagles fan. #FlyEaglesFly!

But first and foremost, I'm a Traditional Roman Catholic. 

What is a Traditional Roman Catholic? 

Well, to put it in simple terms, I'm a Catholic that is in love with the old traditions of the Roman Rite. I love the old Latin Mass, I still observe the "no meat on Fridays" rule, and I try to bring my Faith to the forefront of my life instead of in the background.

My patron saints are St. Megan, St. Catherine Laboure and St. Michael the Archangel. 

My personal motto is this:


Desciscendum et labore ad Deo


It is Latin for "Detach and work for God". 

In all of my works, I try to present a Catholic/Christian worldview and present hidden themes, similar to great Catholic writers such as J.R.R. Tolkein, G.K. Chesterton and Flannery O'Connor. Writing for my own pleasure is good, but writing for the greater glory of God is better. 




I look forward to chatting with y'all! 

Scribblingly yours, 

Catherine 

10 comments:

  1. Hello there! I am in your Cabin at Camp Nano. I will definitely wander around your blog. Oh, and I'll leave notes. I love commenting. XD

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    1. Hi MiddleEarthMusician! It's so much fun collaborating with you in Camp! Can't wait to read them!

      Catherine

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  2. Nice to "meet" you Catherine!
    I smiled to see that we have similar music tastes! Have you ever heard of Two Steps from Hell or E. Posthumus? They are not Celtic like I noticed many of your other favorites were but they still write epic music.

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    1. Hello!

      Haha, those artists are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the music I like. If I listed everything I listen too, the post would be three times longer.

      I've heard of Two Steps from Hell, but I haven't really checked them out. I've not heard of E. Posthumus though, I'll have to check that one out.

      Thanks for commenting!

      Catherine

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  3. Hey, Catherine! Thanks so much for your comment on my blog. I’ve seen you in comments, but for some reason, I could never find your blog!

    It’s so awesome that you’re writing for God’s glory! That’s my goal as well. I hope you have a wonderful new year, and I’m looking forward to reading your posts :)

    ~ riley aline

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    1. Hello Riley!! Thank you for stopping by!!

      All for Him!!

      So far, the year has been going well! I look forward to yours as well!

      Catherine

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  4. Okay, so I was like....99% certain I had already followed your blog...and then I started thinking "Why do I never see Catherine's posts??? Does she even post???" So I looked and yeah...I haven't been following...SO SORRY!!!

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    1. You're not the first person that has said that....

      I do, albeit on a rather random schedule...

      Glad to have you aboard, Julian!!!

      Catherine

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  5. Hey, Catherine! I nominated/tagged you for the Liebster Award on my blog, and the post just went up!

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    1. Got it and done! (Sorry I forgot to reply to this comment....)

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How are you, dear friend? Come closer to the fire, and make yourself comfortable! I'd love to hear what you've been thinking about, even if it's an old post! I only ask that proper decorum be observed.

I always try to reply to my correspondence! Have a blessed day!
~ Catherine