NOVEMBER 13 — Announcing the Caitlin Book

I am as delighted as I possibly can be to announce that HarperOne will be publishing my memoir, the “Caitlin book,” otherwise known as LITTLE MATCHES, in early 2021.

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I began writing this book a little over two years ago with much encouragement from readers of this blog. Thank you. And thanks to everyone in my daily life, especially Nick, for the constant support and encouragement.

The past few years have not been easy. But with this book, our kitten gets to live a bit longer.


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“I always pull back and picture myself in time and in space geographically. It makes me removed enough to ultimately feel that there is not much I can do to change the shifts of the world, but also inspired enough to think – what is my role in this lifetime?”  





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14 thoughts on “NOVEMBER 13 — Announcing the Caitlin Book

  1. i feel like I knew Caitlin through your blog. I live here in town and think of her often. Congrats to you for getting it on paper and thank you for sharing your story.

  2. That’s awesome! I cannot wait for this book. I can imagine how difficult it was to write but also healing. Maybe?

  3. Dear Maryanne,

    Congratulations on this wonderful news!

    I so look forward to reading “Little Matches”. Through the heartbreak and unimaginable pain of loss, you prove that (undying) love conquers all.

    Caitlin was a beautiful and remarkable young woman. Thank you for sharing her with us in the story of “Little Matches”.
    I’m certain that Kitten will love it, and be very proud of her mom!

  4. What wonderful news, and what a gift! I can’t wait to read it, and I’m already making a list of people I want to give it to. Now so many others will be able to learn from Caitlin and from your heartbreaking but incredible journey. Thank you for everything you put into this. xoxo, Betsy

  5. Dear Maryanne,

    This is quite special for you. I look forward to seeing it. Congratulations!


    Sent from my iPhone


  6. What an amazing and inspirational achievement Maryanne and a wonderful tribute to Caitlin.
    Well done to my cousin Nick for his encouragement and support.
    Love to you both.
    Eileen & Padraig

  7. Well done Maryanne a great tribute to Caitlin.Look forward to reading the Book .Love and beat wishes to you and Nick xxx❤️❤️❤️

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