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Cathy Marie Buchanan

Cathy Marie Buchanan
Photo by Ania Szado

Cathy Marie Buchanan is the author of The Painted Girls and The Day the Falls Stood Still . Published January 2013, The Painted Girls has received enthusiastic reviews (Kirkus, The Globe and Mail , The Washington Post , People , Entertainment Weekly , USA Today ) and has garnered favourable notices in Vanity Fair , Vogue , Good Housekeeping , Chicago Tribune , Costco Connection , Harper’s Bazaar , The Boston Globe , San Francisco Chronicle and Chatelaine . Also an IndieNext pick, The Painted Girls debuted on the New York Times bestsellers list and is a #1 national bestseller in Canada. The Day the Falls Stood Still , her debut novel, was a New York Times bestseller , a Barnes & Noble Recommends selection, and an IndieNext pick.

Her stories have appeared in many of Canada’s most respected literary journals, and she has received awards from both the Toronto Arts Council and the Ontario Arts Council. She holds a BSc (Honours Biochemistry) and an MBA from Western University. Born and raised in Niagara Falls, Ontario, she now resides in Toronto.

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