Catharine McKenty

Catharine Fleming McKenty grew up in 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.”


  1. 1
    Violette Says:

    Such a delight to meet you at the Pace 50 Celebration in Kingston!

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    Vin Smith Says:

    Howdy Catherine!

    My radio show, The Midnight Bookworm, nationally broadcast (worldwide with the Internet) is starting up again. I would like to have you on my show to talk about Neil. You know the high esteem I hold him in. I want his words to live on.


  3. 3
    Vin Smith Says:

    …Give me a call!

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    laurie Says:

    I would like to know when Catharine McKenty will be broadcast on the radio show, The Midnight Bookworm. Could you give me a date so I can mark it on my calendar?

  5. 5
    Vin Smith Says:

    …Hello Laurie. Catherine will appear on The Midnight Bookworm at 10:00 p.m. Pacific on January 10, 2015. Simply Google Listen to KCAA, follow the links then, to listen to the show–unless you live in California’s Inland Empire (Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange, and parts of San Diego and Los Angeles Counties. There you can listen to the show on terrestrial radio, 1050 AM.

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