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The Florida Writer Podcast

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May 21, 2022

The secret to Catherine Drake's success is using three separate developmental editors to shape and mold her debut novel, The Treehouse on Dog River Road. In this edition of the Florida Writer Podcast, host Alison Nissen chats with Catherine about using developmental editors to her advantage, the power of #bookstagram influencers, and the serendipity moment of how a nearby town chose her book for their community summer read. 

Catherine Drake worked for many years in the land conservation field developing public outdoor recreation areas and preserving forests and farmland for future generations. After raising two daughters, she and her husband moved to Vermont where she writes and is active in the environmental community by serving on the local land trust and conservation commission. She enjoys cycling, skiing, kayaking, and hiking with her dog in the Green Mountains. Her debut novel, The Treehouse on Dog River Road, was published by She Writes Press in May 2022. 

Follow her on Instagram @catherinedrakewrites