The following events are related to my book and to issues contained in it. I've been a member of the Speakers Bureau for RAINN since 2009, and through that role have had the privilege of meeting and working with many people throughout the state, who are involved in grass-roots community services for children and adults. More details and access to any needed help are available at RAINN's website.




Upcoming Events

No upcoming events currently scheduled.


Past Events

United Kingdom Child Sexual Abuse Peoples' Tribunal (UKCSAPT) judes panel deliberations

October 1-3, 2015 London, England

Cathy introduces her memoir NEVER TELL at the FoxTales Book Shoppe to an audiece of book lovers and other authors.

April 3rd, 2015 FoxTales Book Shoppe, Woodstock, GA

Workshop Presenter, “Marketing the Memoir” Atlanta Writers’ Conference

May 9, 2015 Westin Atlanta Airport Hotel

Guest Speaker, Take Back the Night Annual Speak Out Sexual Assault Center of Northwest Georgia

April 22, 2014 First Baptist Church Family Life Center, Rome, GA

Guest Speaker, Candelight Vigil Honoring Victims of Sexual Assault, Stalking, Dating Violence and Human Trafficing

April 17, 2014 Catoosa County Court Courthouse, Ringold, GA

Main Speaker,“Because We Love Children” Stepping Stone Child Advocacy Center, Child Abuse Prevention Luncheon

April 24, 2014 First Baptist Church Family Life Center Dublin, Georgia

Keynote Speech, HODAC Luncheon, Art as a Component in Healing from Sexual Assault

April 26, 2014 (On the Occasion of the “Spoken” Exhibit, on Loan from Michigan State University) Hilton Garden Inn, Warner Robins, GA

“The Call to Lead: Community, Compassion, Courage, & Commitment”, Address to students in the Women in Leadership Development Program

December 1, 2010 Georgian Court University, Lakewood, New Jersey

Events at Georgia Southern University through the Department of Writing and Linguistics:

April 23, 2010
     11:00 am discussion with the Writing and Healing undergraduate class
     12:30pm & 2:00 pm speak with graduate students in psychology
     7:00 Public Reading from memoir in College of Education auditorium
April 24, 2010
     12:00 noon, /Speak/Read in Union Rotund for Clothesline Project
     2:00 Discuss writing process with Creative Nonfiction undergraduate class

Guest Speaker, Pinwheels of Prevention Ceremony, sponsored by Dalton State College and Family Support Council

April 22, 2010 Dalton City Hall, Dalton, GA

Speaker, “Because We Love Children” Georgia Summit on Substance Abuse, Mental Health, and School Safety: Best Practices for Working with Youth

March 7, 2010 Callaway Gardens, GA

Speaker, Prevent Child Abuse Georgia, Empowering Families and Communities to Prevent the Sexual Abuse of Children

October 14, 2009 Marietta, GA

Book discussion with Staff of the Gwinett Sexual Assault & Children’s Advocacy Center

August 27, 2009

Reading: When the Piano Stops

June 4, 2009 Malaprops Bookstore & Café 55 Haywood Street Ashville, N.C.

Reading, Charis Bookstore

May 22, 2009 Atlanta, Georgia