New career for author

Threshold, her first novel, will receive its official launch March 5 at the Muir Gallery, 440 Anderton in Courtenay

Cathy Doyle is on the threshold of a new career.

The Comox mother and owner of CoatesCraftsComox, a home-based business operated by Cathy and her husband Glenn Coates, has turned her hand to another craft: writing fiction.

Threshold, her first novel, will receive its official launch March 5 at the Muir Gallery, 440 Anderton in Courtenay. Sponsored by the Comox Valley Writers’ Society, the book launch will take place at 7 p.m.

Cathy will read passages from her novel and speak briefly on her journey from a creator of handicrafts to a writer of contemporary fiction.

Threshold tells the story of Lily Rose, a troubled young woman with a secret past who joins a rock band named Threshold just as it is on the point of breaking up. What follows is a tale of descent into alcoholism and drug abuse as Lily’s past returns to haunt her.

Copies of Cathy’s novel will be available for sale at the book launch. It is priced at $15 and Cathy has earmarked ten per cent of the proceeds towards the Central Evangelical Church Building Fund.

For more information, call 250-338-9865.

— Comox Valley Writers’ Society

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