Cathy Cruise

cathy-cruise-headshotCathy Cruise received her MFA in creative writing from George Mason University and her BA in English from Radford University. Her fiction has appeared in American Fiction Volume 14, Blue Mesa Review, New Virginia Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, and Phoebe. Awards include a New Rivers Press American Fiction prize, for which she received a Pushcart nomination; honorable mention in Glimmer Train’s Family Matters contest; a Washington Independent Writers Award for Short Fiction; and a Thomas E. Coleman creative writing award. She is co-author of the blog Write Despite, and works as an editor at Mason. She lives in Virginia with her family where she is at work on her second novel.

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Katie Jacobs has dreaded weddings since she was a kid, when she was dragged to far too many ill-fated ceremonies by her mother, a wedding planner. Now her sister’s getting married at their childhood home, and after Katie’s job and relationship come to a sudden halt, she heads to Florida for wedding prep,
including fixing up the now run-down house.

As if exhausting work, feuding parents, a neurotic dog, and a former love interest aren’t enough to handle, Katie’s asked by her mother to write a wedding blog, covering the “hundred weddings” they’ve planned in the past. Reliving those memorable—and painful—moments turns out to be oddly therapeutic. But it will take much more than this to renew her faith in marriage and love.

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