Cate Campbell

About me

Cate Campbell is a physician’s daughter, and has worked in more jobs than she can count–as a teacher, an office nurse, a waitress, a nanny, a secretary, a saleswoman, and a singer. Benedict Hall is the culmination of her lifelong fascination with medicine, history, Seattle, and the stunning cultural and social changes that marked the decade of the 1920s.

From my website

The Romance of Beginnings

There’s nothing like that first moment when a writer has a new idea for a story or a novel.  It’s like falling in love, when the object of our infatuation has no faults, no complications, only endless and enchanting possibilities.  Character, setting, plot . . . they all glow with…

Because . . . a bookseller

Don’t you adore a great series of books, stories you know in advance will give you pleasure?  I do.  I always have. As one of my reading friends said, the best sort of book is the one that draws you to go to bed early so you can slip back…

The struggle for child labor laws

We’ve all read Dickens, and we know that with the Industrial Revolution came an appalling era of child labor.  It seemed, in the 19th century, that no child was too young to put to work, particularly in places where small size was an advantage.  It’s disturbing to realize, as I…

 
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