Catherine writes feature
articles, Focus on Business articles
and sells ads
Catherine C. Brooks lives between Garden Creek and Winter Harbor in the
Onemo area of Mathews, Virginia. The oldest of Maywood and Grace Callis’s
two children, she was born near Fitchett’s Wharf on Billups Creek, off
Milford Haven, and lived there until after she married. Having been born
in 1926, Catherine remembers the steamboats, the Gywnn’s Island ferry,
long walks to a three room schoolhouse, the Model T Ford, the effects of
the Great Depression and much more of the history of the area. Since Chesapeake
Style readers enjoy this type of article, she enjoys the privilege of writing
articles for the magazine.
Catherine also sells ads and writes Focus on Business articles. Having
worked with the public for 47 years and managed The Craftsman Shop in Mathews
Court House for 25 years alone after her husband’s fatal accident in 1973,
she enjoys contacts with other businesses.
When not writing or selling ads for Chesapeake Style, Catherine writes
articles she hopes to sell to several national magazines. Chicken Soup
for the Sister’s Soul is holding an article for a future publication, and
she has an article Grit is holding until they can use it. She is gathering
information for a book on local history. If she succeeds with the first
book, she is already planning another in a different venue.
Catherine is on the official board and holds other offices in Peniel Evangelical
Friends Church. She represents them at Hands Across Mathews meetings.
You will find Catherine at MAG The Gallery in Mathews three days a month
where she represents her son’s and daughter-in-law’s work in decorative
glass, artistic metal and unique jewelry.
When not busy otherwise, Catherine reads both non-fiction and Christian
and Historical fiction. Catherine enjoys retirement even though she is
busy. She does what she wants to do and not what she has to do.