Stories that Matter

Me, Unplugged

I talk a lot about facing my fears. Um, yeah. I know. That’s our least favorite thing, right? For me, one of my biggest battles is self-image. Because I’m introverted, I tend to keep to myself. I’m not great at talking on the phone (I hate it), and I don’t like to put myself out there in video. Vlogging? No. Never. Like, Never Ever. At All.


Since I’m going to be celebrating my new book’s release pretty soon, and I really want to connect with my readers in tangible ways, my fear of getting behind the camera is going to have to take a back seat. So here we go.

And Ā . . . hopefully I’ll get better at this with more practice. šŸ™‚

It’s pretty awkward and maybe a little silly, but there’s a nice view of the ocean.

Did I have fun?
Kind of.

(AND YEAH – Dumb blond moment – in the video I say Lynette is 26!! She’s not. She’s 24. So there’s that. Oy. Anyhooo … carry on).



  1. Elaine Stock on June 6, 2016 at 1:39 pm

    Cathy, you did a great job! Loved the sound of the ocean crashing to shore. I’m looking forward to reading this one!

  2. Andrew Budek-Schmeisser on June 6, 2016 at 2:16 pm

    Great job, Cathy. I think you’re perfect, and you make me want to get to know you through your stories.

    • Cathy West on June 6, 2016 at 6:08 pm

      Thanks for stopping by, Andrew! I have to admit, once it was done, it was kind of fun. šŸ™‚

  3. Linda Horin on June 6, 2016 at 2:41 pm

    You did a wonderful job for your first time! I could tell you were a little nervous at first, but once you started talking about the book you seemed to relax more. I give you a lot of credit for doing this, as I am also an introvert and would be extremely uncomfortable making a video. Luckily, we are usually our own worst critics and others are not as hard on us as we are on ourselves. Congratulations on your new book – I can’t wait to read it!

    • Cathy West on June 6, 2016 at 6:07 pm

      Thanks, Linda! I guess it’s the kind of thing you get used to doing eventually! I hope you enjoy The Things We Knew. It comes out July 12th!

  4. micksilva on June 6, 2016 at 5:06 pm

    This was great! Loved all the info. Would love to know more about your work, inspiration, the process, how long it took to edit and who all has helped you with your book all along the way.

    Thanks for being brave!

    An eager reader

  5. Cathy West on June 6, 2016 at 6:09 pm

    Gosh. There were so many different people who worked on this particular story, it’s hard to remember them all. šŸ™‚

Leave a Comment