Writer & Editor
President's Award in Fiction
Florida Authors & Publishers Association
When Lily Jeong—smothered by her parents and ignored by classmates—unwittingly aids her boyfriend in a school shooting, she struggles to hide her complicity from investigators. Forced to face the devastated survivors, she hides in plain sight as their grief turns to vengeance.
“A writer is a writer not because she writes well and easily, because she has amazing talent, or because everything she does is golden. A writer is a writer because, even when there is no hope, even when nothing you do shows any sign of promise, you keep writing anyway."
Catherine Baldau is the Executive Director of the Harpers Ferry Park Association, where in her previous position as Publications Specialist she edited several publications including the award-winning Harpers Ferry Under Fire: A Border Town in the American Civil War. Catherine’s essays are published in the Harpers Ferry Anthology and “To Emancipate the Mind and Soul,” and her short fiction has appeared in SNReview. Her freelance writing has been featured in Fluent Magazine and other local publications.
Born and raised in a steel town in Northeastern Ohio, Catherine now lives near the confluence of two rivers in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.