Books

Thu
25
May
Stefan's picture

Fly wings, Fly high!

Imagine the day when your life is turned upside-down, you can also call it a life altering event. Something completely unexpected, that alters the life you are used to, which can only be restored by intense determination and a strong will to survive.
This is my story.
I had a stroke, and it changed my life completely. He was a small bird born with a disability. He couldn’t fly. This is our story, how we learned to fly again.
Fly wings, Fly high! Is an exceptional book where you will follow an magnificent, however crippled, magpie, from the day he was thrown out from his nest. Fly wings, Fly high! Is my experiences fighting against something unknown.

Sun
29
Nov
Catherine's picture

About Catherine Lind

Catherine Lind has been an author of non-fiction for many years; she has recently started to write fiction and published her first novel, Unexpected Journeys, in August 2014.

"It's something I wanted to do for a very long time. I always wrote things, in many forms and shapes. People have constantly fascinated me and to combine those two has been a lifelong dream."

Catherine Lind has worked as a negotiator for many years and has an extensive training and knowledge in behavioral science, during the last decade she has taught and written non-fiction.

"I always study people, how they act, what they do and how they think. That's what fascinates me with writing fiction, the opportunity to put people in impossible or difficult situations and see how they would react."

The impossible situation is a large part of the plot in "Unexpected Journeys."

Sun
29
Nov
Catherine's picture

Deck the Hall

Did you know that your Christmas tree can look smaller or larger depending on how you decorate it? Or that the color of your Santa Claus can change from orange to dark red depending on where you place him? Have you ever bought a gorgeous Christmas decoration and brought it home just to realize that it didn’t look good as it did in the store?

That’s what this book is all about, making the most of your Christmas decorations. Learn how color, texture and shape helps make your Christmas decorations as stunning as they can be. Or worst case scenario; makes them disappear. Learn how simultaneous contrast make your golden ornaments look orange or how you can manipulate the perspective of a display to make it magical.

Let’s indulge in Christmas decorations. In this book, best-selling-author Catherine Lind shows you her decorating tips to help you transform your home for the holidays. “This book is not about taste in decorations or color,” says Catherine.

Sat
28
Nov
Catherine's picture

Deck the hall is out!

Deck the Hall is out! The next installment in the Ultimate Christmas Handbook has arrived at Amazon Kindle store.

This book is more about decorations than food, even though it contains around 20 recipes. Deck the Hall is a guide to the perfect Christmas decorations and I will share my decorating techniques with you. We look at color, texture and shape as three tools to enhance your decorations and make them more visible. We look at how colors change, depending on their settings and how you can use texture to your advantage and make your Christmas tree look bigger than it actually is.

Perspective is another interesting thing. If you make landscapes or a Victorian village you can manipulate the perspective and bring your display to a more professional level. This book helps you in the way.

It was great fun to write this book and I hope you have fun reading it.

Tue
29
Sep
Catherine's picture

Sneak peak

Here is a little sneak peak from Deck the Hall, my new book that will arrive in November. We have lot of fun right now decorating and photographing Christmas trees.

Our house hosts 12 Christmas trees; we have sixteen rooms so it’s not too crowded. This is one of our smaller trees. It’s almost impossible to decorate that many trees every year so half of them are trees with a more permanent decoration. The balls are secured with wires and most of them are shatter proof. I store the trees upright with a cover around them.

If the tree has some delicate balls, I remove them and store them separately. This saves me a lot of time, it takes me approximately 10 minutes per tree to freshen them up, fluff all the branches and hang the extra balls. It would have taken me 2-3 hours to dress them from start, some trees even more.

Fri
28
Aug
Catherine's picture

Unexpected Journeys

Unexpected Journeys is a heartwarming novel about Helena, a young widow trying to find a new life for herself and her little boy. Helena thought that her marriage would last forever, that life would give her happy ever after – it came to an abrupt end. Could she ever love again, trust another man?

Helena, the successful lawyer, had become an insecure mess. For her son’s sake, she had to find a way back, regain control. She needed to think; far away from painful memories. So she did the only thing she could do – booked an extended trip for her and her son. Four months on a Greek island. It started as a vacation, but it became a journey to a new life.

Sat
29
Nov
Catherine's picture

Christmas Magic

Let me show you my Christmas. Make yourself a cup of hot chocolate, sit down at my kitchen table and let me tell you why I love Christmas, how it has influenced me and what it means to me.

Christmas Magic includes more than two dozen of holiday recipes, all beautifully illustrated with large full-color photographs and step-by-step instructions. It will give you plenty of Christmas inspirations and joy. This is the kind of book I would like to read; I haven´t found one, so I decided to write it instead.

It’s a cookbook, but it’s more than a cookbook. This is a book about Christmas decorations and traditions, it is also a story book. It tells you about Christmas; it helps you discover different holiday traditions and wonderful stories about what Christmas is for me.

Fri
28
Nov
Catherine's picture

Best-seller list

I just became a best-selling author! Christmas Magic was released a few days ago and has sky rocketed on the sales chart. The book hit number 11 on the American Best seller list and number 5 on the United Kingdom Best seller list. I’m happy that I can share my Christmas stories with all of you readers.

Christmas Magic is the first in a series of books that will be published over the next five years. The next book; Deck the Hall will hit the store in November 2015.

Tue
11
Nov
Catherine's picture

Let me show you my Christmas

I have always missed a certain kind of Christmas book, the type of book where you find a mix of stories, recipes and facts about Christmas. That’s why I decided to write The Ultimate Christmas Handbook series.

At least for me, recipes are closely connected to memories and that is the foundation that this book series sits on. The order of recipes are logical to me, they are not divided into food, cookies and candy. Instead I start with a story and add the recipes that are important to me because of that story.

I hope you will like them and enjoy them as much as I do.

Sat
27
Sep
Catherine's picture

Does the tavern exist?

I got a mail from Alexa, she writes: I googled the island, you made it sound beautiful. I saw the harbor and houses, it’s so real. So do Kostas and the tavern exist?

I think I can answer this without giving away any spoilers. The answer is actually both yes and no. The tavern exists, I have spent many evenings there sitting on the patio and looking out over the old harbor.

Kostas and Agafi is a different story, they are a fiction of my imagination. The inspiration though actually comes from an old couple that I met on another island in Greece. We were staying at their hotel and they had such an interesting dynamic between them, a very philosophical look on life, especially late in the evening when they sat down in the tavern with their ouzo and started to talk to the remaining guests.

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Imagine the day when your life is turned upside-down, you can also call it a life altering event. Something completely unexpected, that alters the life you are used to, which can only be restored by intense determination and a strong will to survive. This is my story. I had a stroke, and it... more

Did you know that your Christmas tree can look smaller or larger depending on how you decorate it? Or that the color of your Santa Claus can change from orange to dark red depending on where you place him? Have you ever bought a gorgeous Christmas decoration and brought it home just to realize that... more

Unexpected Journeys is a heartwarming novel about Helena, a young widow trying to find a new life for herself and her little boy. Helena thought that her marriage would last forever, that life would give her happy ever after – it came to an abrupt end. Could she ever love again, trust another... more

Let me show you my Christmas. Make yourself a cup of hot chocolate, sit down at my kitchen table and let me tell you why I love Christmas, how it has influenced me and what it means to me. Christmas Magic includes more than two dozen of holiday recipes, all beautifully illustrated with large full-... more
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