Catina Noble’s writing started appearing in late 2009. To date, Catina has more than 200 publications including her poetry, short stories, articles/interviews, and her photos.
When she is not writing or creating new art work, she teaches mixed media art to children, practises art journaling, volunteers time in the community, and plots her next set of adventures. In 2009, Catina graduated from Carleton University with a B.A.
Catina Noble’s collection of poetry in Katzenjammer spans several years.
Included in this eclectic Twig Works publication is her poem “You Can’t See Me”, which won 1st Place in the Canadian Authors Association–NCR Poetry contest in May 2014.
Her poems are raw, without fluff, tangle with hope and every-day struggles. No matter the age, gender or circumstance in life, each person who reads this book will be able to identify with Catina and her poetry.
Although she has three chapbooks in print Pussyfoot (2013), Clean Up in Aisle 4 (2014) and Odds & Ends (2014), this is her first full-length collection.
“The stories in Vacancy at the Food Court are disturbing. Wonderfully, enticingly and fun disturbing, that is. Being able to combine humor and horror—making non-horror fans cringe with fear but aficionados giggle with delight—is a true talent. Each story draws one in and keeps one involved until the usually twisted (in more ways than one) ending.
“All thirteen stories are well-written with an almost poetic nuance to some of them and this use of words by author Catina Noble brings a depth to the stories that reaches beyond the surface areas of the reader’s mind into the psyche.
“Two stories stayed with me long after I finished the book. I hope to see more from Catina Noble.”—Christina Crowe
“The novel’s beautiful message of encouragement reminds us all that no matter how challenging life may get, we can always find a silver lining in the end.”—Amy MacDonald, STAR Program Supervisor, Christie Lake Kids
“Catina Noble has written a coming-of-age novel full of honesty, heart and humour. The dialogue is sharp, and skilfully captures the angst and confusion of the teenage years.”—Sara Dwyer, Executive Director, Russell Heights Community House
“In Not Just Me, fifteen-year-old Teal Flint suffers through too many losses, both imagined and real, triggering powerful self-doubts and a profound mistrust all around her.”—Phyllis Bohonis, Romantic Suspense Author, including The Track
“Not Just Me carries the true, honest voice of a fifteen-year-old girl, Teal Flint, as she navigates the complexities of family life, school and growing up. Catina captures both the anguish and the joy of a sensitive young woman's life—her moods are as variable as the wind, with hope always underlying.”—Heather Swail, Intermediate Teacher, ISST, Vincent Massey PS