Laurie Pokin – Dear Aunt Catherine

jbCM Magazine

Originally from Chicago, Illinois, Laurie has lived in Colorado for just over 10 years and she is now a local, independent, newly published author. Laurie specializes in historical fiction – fictitious stories set in a historically accurate environment. Possibly influenced by her love of Stephen King, many of her stories take a dark turn.

As long as she can remember, Laurie has always been into telling stories, one way or another. A childhood friend recently told Laurie, “Thanks for making our childhood so scary!” Inevitably beginning with “What if …” she always found a way to enhance a sleepover or an innocent walk through the woods and single-handedly turn it into a memorable event.

Laurie has worked in radio and attended the Colorado Film school. She enjoyed the story telling aspect of sharing people’s stories on air, video production, being in front and behind the camera and script writing, but nothing compared to writing novels. She is able to let her own story flow in a way that feels best and natural to her.

Laurie at a recent book signing

Laurie’s latest novel is entitled “Dear Aunt Catherine.” Learn more about it below.

1852 A young orphan endures a perilous journey alone from Ireland to America and across the United States in search of her only remaining family – an estranged, rich uncle. However, once she finally arrives at her uncle’s mansion, the obsessive Master of the house forces her into a life of servitude and she must once more fight for her freedom.

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  • Mark

    Copies of ‘Dear Aunt Catherine can be purchased from:
    Tattered Cover Book Stores: Ph (303) 436-1070
    Hearthfire Books and Treats in Evergreen, CO, Ph: (303) 670-4549
    Bookbar in Denver. Ph: (303) 284-0194
    Or, contact the author directly,

  • Anthony

    I love discovering new, local authors!
    I visit Tattered Cover so often, I usually notice if a new book has been put on the shelf. That is when I discovered this novel. I really liked the look and feel of the actual book – it’s a nice hard cover book that really stands out. The story really pulled me into another time and world as it takes place in the 1800’s. The story has many twists and turns, you don’t know what to expect next.
    I highly recommend this book, as it is a page turner. Also, I think it’s awesome that the Author actually wnet to Ireland.

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