Author Cathie Beck
Cathie Beck is the author of the award-winning memoir, Cheap Cabernet: A Friendship, a wickedly funny and smart memoir about female friendship.
Iris Dart, author of Beaches describes Cheap Cabernet: A Friendship as “an achingly poignant memoir that reminds every woman to call her best friend right away.”
In 2009 Cathie self-published her memoir, holding an online “Cheap Cabernet for Every Vixen” online book launch party, and sold so many copies on Amazon.com, it hit No. 1 Amazon Movers & Shakers. Twenty-two publishers and 16 literary agents jockeyed to represent the book, and Dorian Karchmar, board member to the William, Morris Talent Agency, held an auction. In July 2010, Hyperion Books published Cheap Cabernet: A Friendship.
Cheap Cabernet: A Friendship has been a Denver Post Best Sellers book five times and is the only memoir named a “Great Group Read” by the National Women’s Book Association. The book is also an Honoree, 2011 Books for a Better Life Award, named a Target Stores Emerging Author, and Cathie is a Midwest Booksellers Association Featured Author.
Cathie has written for the HuffPost, the Los Angeles Times, The Denver Post, The Rocky Mountain News, The Denver Business Journal, Boulder Daily Camera, Poets & Writers Magazine, and Writers Digest, among many other publications She presently contributes to a number of major publications and is the recipient of the Louisiana Press Women’s and Denver Press Woman’s Writing Awards, the Scripps-Howard Award for Excellence in Journalism, and the University of Colorado’s Dean’s Award for Writing.