Author, Narrator & Farmer
Catherine Friend was happy being an author and writing instructor.  She always wore clean clothes.  She never had anything disagreeable stuck to the bottom of her shoes.  That all changed the day she agreed to help her partner Melissa fulfill Melissa’s lifelong ambition to farm in Minnesota.  Catherine and Melissa embark on a rural odyssey filled with sheep, goats, chickens, llamas, and a host of other natural disasters.  As it turns out, farming isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Hit by a Farm is a coming-of-(middle)-age story of a woman trying to close the divide between who she wants to be and who she really is.  After helping Melissa realize her dream, Catherine eventually finds a way to recapture her own in this unforgettable crash course in living off-and living with-the land.
“A sweet and funny book in the classic ‘Hardy Girls Go Farming’ genre, elegantly told, from the first two pages, which are particularly riveting for the male reader, through the astonishing revelation that chickens have belly-buttons and on to the end, which comes much too soon.  It has dogs, sheep, a pickup truck, women’s underwear, electric fences, the works.”       GARRISON KEILLOR
Dog Ear Audio Audio Books Written & Read For Lesbians A Romantic Adventure This award winning story of four women, a long-lost treasure, and more than one “thief of hearts” share a destiny beyond time.    Librarian Emma Boyd searches for a pirate’s long-lost treasure map.  She is aided in her search by investigator Randi Marx, who proves to be as frustrating and intriguing as the search they are on.  The treasure map belonged to Thomasina Farris, a pirate who disappeared from the Caribbean in 1715.  Did Captain Tommy steal an entire treasure from a Spanish galleon and escape?  Was she convicted of piracy and hanged?  Or did she die of a broken heart when she lost the woman she loved?    In her race to find the map, Emma learns that pirates not only steal treasure, but they also steal hearts. A Pirate’s Heart
“A Pirate’s Heart” was a finalist for the 2009 Lambda Literary Awards, won the 2008 Lesbian Fiction Readers Choice Award and the 2008 Ben Franklin Award from the Independent Book Publishers Association. In 2009, it received a ‘Goldie” from the Golden Crown Literary Society. H o m e H o m e P r o d u c t s P r o d u c t s A u t h o r s A u t h o r s V i d e o s V i d e o s L i b r a r i e s L i b r a r i e s L i n k s L i n k s F A Q F A Q A b o u t   A b o u t C o n t a c t   C o n t a c t
Farms have fences,  People have boundaries.  Mine began crumbling the day I knelt behind a male sheep, reached between his legs, and squeezed his testicles...Janet, the instructor of this course on raising sheep, had indicated it was my turn.  “Grab his testicles here, around the widest part.”  Wincing, I reached between the ram’s back legs with my thumb and forefinger.  “Don’t pinch him,” Janet cried.
Unabridged  6 disc set,  Approx  7 hrs
Unabridged 8 disc set, 9.5 hours
Catherine Friend
Catherine talks about “A Pirate’s Heart”
Listen to “Hit by a Farm”
Catherine in the recording booth
“American Gothic” Make-over
Family Support?
Small Town Life
Emma’s opinion of relationships
Emma’s overhears Randi’s phone call
Captain Tommy Farris sees the Maravillosa for the first time.
Written & Narrated by Catherine Friend
Hit by a Farm
By Catherine Friend
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