Catherine Dougherty

Catherine Dougherty, a New Hampshire native, is a fiction author and a former newspaper reporter, columnist, photographer, and Real Estate/Business Broker. For several years, she served as the Lakes Region Coordinator of The Cozy Cap Project, a project she began in 2007 resulting in many volunteers making and donating thousands of hats for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. She has also volunteered for The Greater Lakes Region Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.

Her debut novel, in Polyester Pajamas, was published in June 2012 and won the NH Writers' Project 2013/2014 Readers' Choice Award for outstanding work of fiction. Her second novel, in Woolen Bikinis, was published in 2013, and her third novel, in Leather Chaps, was released in 2015.

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Dare To Be You

Be who you are. Don’t try to mimic anyone else. Be uniquely you, because (and this is quite amazing) there is no one else in this world exactly like you and never will be! If you continue to strive to be someone you’re not, you’ll not only remain unhappy and unfulfilled, you’ll also deprive others of the gift of yourself—the very special “someone” only you can give. That would be a tragedy. Okay, so now you may wonder. . . “How can I be myself if I don’t really know who I am yet?” Good question. The first thing I’d… Read more.