Catharine Fleming McKenty

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Biographical information:

Catharine Fleming McKenty grew up in the ‘thirties on her grandparent’s farm Donlands, beside the Don river in Toronto – on Don Mills Road then a two lane country road. She attended Bishop Strachan School where she won academic scholarships in both French and German. For her post secondary education, Catharine chose Victoria College at the University of Toronto where she majored in English under Northrop Frye.

After University Catharine had several occupations including volunteer in post-war European reconstruction, Research Editor for Pace magazine in Los Angeles, and speechwriter for the Ontario Minister of Education. Now living in Montreal, in 2009 she authored a novel “Polly of Bridgewater Farm: an Untold Irish Story,” which is now going into its’ third edition.

Of this blog, Catharine says “there is a whole team cheering this blog on. Never in a million years did I expect to be involved in such a thing as a blog. I’ve always been a paper, pen and phone person. But here we are thanks to Neil’s inspiration.”