petrini1, United States of America
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About Cathy...

I live near Washington, D.C., with my husband and son, and (when there's no pandemic) I love to travel. I like long road trips, and have visited all 50 U.S. states. I love overseas travel too.

Professionally, I write fiction and nonfiction books, mostly for teens and children. I'm a former Sweet Valley High author, and now I'm working on a science fiction series for adults, a children's picture book, and a teen time-travel fantasy. My fiction is written under pen names; my nonfiction books are under my own name.

I read constantly: science fiction, fantasy, history, biography, teen fiction, literary fiction, historical fiction, and more. I'm a fan of Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings, Firefly, Doctor Who, and various Star Treks and Stargates. But I also love Shakespeare, Dostoevsky, Margaret Atwood, Ursula LeGuin, Laura Ingalls Wilder, and many other authors. I'm a Bookcrosser, and I also have a Little Free Library in my yard. (Learn more at

I love to see intriguing places where you live or visit, such as castles, ruins, historical sites, and geology. Also art cards, extreme weather, pop culture, vintage, and anything bookish. Weird is good, too! Food cards are great, but no meat, please; I'm a vegetarian. And please don't send Touchnotes or similar cards. I don't like having my address shared with a third party.

On your card, put the date and tell me about yourself, your country, or your town. I love beautiful or interesting stamps!

When you address a card to the U.S., avoid writing the ID# or anything else under the address; the postal scanning machines may mistake it for a postal code, delaying your card. Also, the post office may put a sticker across the bottom. It peels off easily.

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