With more than 40 titles to her name, Catherine Lanigan's books encompass a myriad of genres including romance, spiritual non-fiction, how-to books, young adult fiction and more.
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View the video to see the tale of Bob and the Socks, one of the inspiring stories in "Angel Tales."
A woman's car breaks down in a bad part of town, and she is rescued by a "chaplain" who takes her to an auto repair shop and then vanishes from sight. The night a man's wife dies, he is visited by three teen-aged young girls who stare at the static on his television. When he asks what they are doing, they tell him, "We're just watching". A man nearly dies, but is saved by his dog that knows him so well, he understands his master's heart has gone into cardiac arrest. While skeptics may dismiss these stories as "coincidences" or "just imagination," Lanigan believes they are divine intervention and, in this compelling book, she explores how we can use them to guide us on our intended path.
Angel Tales, the third installment of her Angel Watch series, which includes Angel Watch and Divine Nudges, this thought-provoking collection of true life miracles reveals how we all can travel through life on active "angel watch"—always open to the many ways in which angels contact us.
By weaving a tapestry of inspiring, personal narrative, she takes readers on a spiritual journey, sharing the supernatural experiences of those around her. You will come away with a renewed awareness of the divine forces around you, so that you are more at peace with your place in life and more impassioned by your purpose.
The Christmas Star
The celestial phenomenon of The Christmas Star occurs every thirty years. For Tommy and Susie Magli, who fall in love under this magical star on Christmas Eve, 1965, it will have a very special meaning and carry with it a very special hope. Though they march together against her family's disapproval, they make a vow to each other on that special night.
When Tommy answers the call of his patriotic upbringing and enlists in the Marines, their love is tested to the ultimate and remains so for the next thirty years. On Christmas Eve of 1995, Susie prepares herself to spend midnight mass with her family just as she has for the past thirty years. Although she is about to give in to despair and face a harsh reality, there is a side of her that never gives up hope and still waits for a miracle to occur. Will the Christmas Star appear this night and will it have any meaning for her this time around?
This heart-warming story of an American family held together by the power of love and an undying belief will illuminate fond memories and give new hope and strength to all who read it.
In Divine Nudges, Catherine Lanigan, author of Angel Watch, takes us on a an exciting, supernatural journey revealing extraordinary divine interventions that gently nudge us along and bring about awe and appreciation in our daily life.
It is Lanigan's belief that angels are all around us, performing miracles both big and small, most of which we never acknowledge. Often, we call these fortunate incidents "good luck," "coincidences," and sometimes we label them as "mishaps." Most of us rarely give credit to the divine in our lives, if at all. IN a series of illuminating tales, Lanigan shows us the incredible ways in which angels have brought her family and friends to a greater awareness of the unseen world. She shares her own near-death experience, a visit from the afterlife by her grandmother, and many other incredible tales of ghosts and angels. Through these experiences, we are reminded we are not alone and we are always protected.
Be they angels or loved ones who have become angels, these forces in our lives renew our faith in the divine and reassure us that true-life miracles do happen.
Sins of Ommission
She had created a Golden Empire, but another dream was still to be fulfilled. SINS OF OMISSION is a sweeping family saga of passion and triumph that spans fifty years. From a life of poverty in a small French Province, Renee Dubois would fight impossible odds to become the sensation of Paris, in the 1920''s and 1930's, building a magnificent fashion dynasty that would span the globe. Yet the money and power that gave her entrée into the glittering glamour capitals of the world did not soothe the anguish of sacrificing the passions of her heart. Nor could it shield her from the vengeance of a woman obsessed with destroying her. It is Renee's indomitable will and boundless love that let her triumph-for the family empire she had created and for the man she thought she had lost forever.
Amid the glitz of Monte Carlo and the dangerous diamond smuggling of the Ivory Coast, brilliant and beautiful Chicago fashion journalist, Friday Fitzhugh, risks her life and her heart chasing what she believes to be a prize winning story. Blisteringly handsome, diamond thief, Jack Boyier, maneuvers Friday like a pawn in his very secret and deadly game. Friday Papers is a highly-charged, passionate romance wrapped in a spy-thriller.
Writing the Great American Romance Novel
If you love writing love stories, this comprehensive guide shows how to break into the romance genre, which accounts for more than half of all mass-market paperback sales. Bestselling romance author Catherine Lanigan offers every writing tool you need as well as insight into the writer's relationship with agents, editors and publicists. Also included are a novel synopsis, sample press release and resources for writers.
Miracles are Golden
This heartwarming story is about eight-year-old Jimmy Longwood, who has fallen in love with a Golden Retriever puppy. When his parents explain that their condo does not allow pets, Jimmy is heartbroken. While skiing in Aspen the entire family is killed in an avalanche. Jimmy goes to heaven and meets an angel who decides to send Jimmy back to earth as the very Golden Retriever he'd wanted for his own and to learn the one lesson all human beings must learn…unconditional love.
The Adventures of Lillie and Zane: The Golden Flute
Teen treasure hunters, Lilli Mitchell, Zane McAllister and his techno-wizard, younger brother, Teddy, are coming into awareness of their incredible PSI powers as they comb Europe searching for seven ancient enormous jewels. Powerful artifacts that will help them battle the evil and dangerous Bishop Carrington, a human monster who is determined to raise the lost continent of Atlantis from the blackest depths of the ocean. A devastating act which will destroy most of the surface of the earth.
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YOUNG READERS' REACTIONS
Recently, I went to Olive Elementary School and read an excerpt from "The Adventures of Lilli and Zane: The Golden Flute. I visited with the children who had all participated in a young author's project. Each of the children had written a "book"/story and they were anxious to share with me. I was amazed at their creativity and excitement. A few weeks following my visit, their teacher, Gail Hartman sent me letters from each child. Because their pencil writing would not scan well, I am taking excerpts from their letters to share with you. - Catherine
"Dear Ms. Lanigan, When I found out you were coming, I was siked. I love THE GOLDEN FLUTE because it is a action packed adventure story that is awesome. I don't care how much it costs, I'm getting THE GOLDEN FLUTE. Sincerely, the young author Hunter."
"Dear Ms. Lanigan. Thank you for coming to visit us. I like it when you complimented my book I t was the best experience of my life! You encouraged me to write more books. I like the Golden Flute because it has a lot of mysteries in it. I will buy the book over the summer and I will read all your other books too. I will read all summer to finish your books. I wish you good luck on your other books. Sincerely, Antonio."
"Dear Ms. Lanigan. Thank you so much for your exciting visit. Your books are amazing. It was incredible for you to talk about my book. The Golden Flute is a delightful book. I enjoy how interesting it is. I want to complete it so badly. Again, thank you. Sincerely, Megan."
"Dear Ms. Lanigan. Thank you for coming to our classroom. You made me so happy when you complimented my story. I just love The Golden Flute. When we end a chapter I just try to think and think what is going to happen. I want to be an author because I love to write and it inspires me to do great things. I love to write about the jungle. I want to try to write about oceans and forests. Maybe you can come up with ancient sea angels. That would be cool. Well, now I want to say goodbye and good luck. Your friend, Katie."
Check out a complete list of the author's works through the years.
1979-1993: Published/ Avon/Hearst Publishers • BOUND BY LOVE 1980 • ADMIT DESIRE 1982 • ROMANCING THE STONE 1984 • THE JEWEL OF THE NILE 1985 • SINS OF OMISSION 1986 • WEB OF DECEIT 1987 • ALL OR NOTHING 1988 • A PROMISE MADE 1989 • THE WAY OF THE WICKED 1991 • AT LONG LAST LOVE 1993
1995-2000: Published/MIRA/Dorchester/Silhouette • DANGEROUS LOVE 1995 MIRA • SEDUCED 1995 Dorchester • BECOMING 1996 Dorchester • ELUSIVE LOVE 1996 MIRA • TENDER MALICE 1997 MIRA • THE LEGEND MAKERS 1998 MIRA • IN LOVE'S SHADOW 1999 MIRA • THE TEXAN 1998 Silhouette • MONTANA BRIDE 1998 Silhouette • CALIFORNIA MOON 1999 MIRA
1999-2005 Published/Health Communications/Inc. • WINGS OF DESTINY 2000 • THE EVOLVING WOMAN 2000 • CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE WRITERS SOUL 2000 • ANGEL WATCH 2001 • CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL AT WORK 2001 • CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL: LIVING YOUR DREAM 2003
1998-2002: Published Essays/ Simon and Schuster • CHOCOLATE FOR A WOMAN'S SPIRIT • CHOCOLATE FOR A MOTHER'S HEART • CHOCOLATE FOR A LOVER'S HEART • CHOCOLATE FOR A MOTHER'S HEART AND SOUL
2002-2003: Banbury Publications, Inc. • THE CHRISTMAS STAR
2006 Books published: • DIVINE NUDGES: TALES OF ANGELIC INTERVENTION (Second in ANGEL WATCH series) Pub. Date: March, 2006 Health Communications, Inc. • WRITING THE GREAT AMERICAN ROMANCE NOVEL, Allworth Press. September, 2006.
2009-2010 Books Published EBOOKS: • MIRACLES ARE GOLDEN • BILLIONAIRE'S LOVE SUITE • FRIDAY PAPERS • SINS OF OMISSION • RIVERS OF GOLD
2011-2013: To be published by Cedar Fort Publishing • ANGEL TALES February, 2012 • ANGEL DREAMS February, 2013 • ANGEL MIRACLES February, 2014 • The Adventures of Lillie and Zane: The Golden Flute June, 2012 • The Adventures of Lillie and Zane: The Olismocchi Indians 2013 • The Adventures of Lillie and Zane: The Mysterious Myth of Giza