I’m thrilled to announce several exciting projects:

  • My popular workshop CREATE!: Developing Your Creative Process is NOW AVAILABLE in book form from the ICSC [International Center for Studies in Creativity Press at SUNY Buffalo State].

  • My new true crime book Triangle True Crime Stories is available now at your favorite local bookstore, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon!

  • Click here to read my most recent interview with the good folks at People of Charlotte! (www.peopleofclt.com)

  • I was recently a featured guest on the Charlotte Reader's Podcast, click here to listen as we discuss the ghostly haunts of Charleston, South Carolina as well as a few stories of sensational crimes committed over the years in Charlotte.

  • In some out-of-the-box projects, I’ve been teaching and coaching at the Charlotte Center for Literary Arts as well as teaching former inmates how to start their own businesses, and working with women in recovery on telling their own stories.

To get updates, send me a message and I'll be in touch!


Cathy Pickens, an attorney and former college professor, is the author of the Southern Fried mysteries (St. Martin's/Minotaur). A lifelong native of the Carolinas, she's always been fascinated by stories of crime told with a wry twist.

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