bigfoot hunters never lie
A story of friendship and intimacy, forgiving and forgetting, spiritual awakening and the meaning of family
bigfoot hunters never lie
by Kate E. Thompson
$24.99 hardcover ISBN: 978-0-9906998-9-7
$14.95 paperback ISBN: 978-0-9906998-7-3
$8.49 eBook ISBN: 978-0-9981564-0-8
November 2016 TwoNewfs Publishing
About the Author
Kate E Thompson is a Seattle author, a Hedgebrook Writers in Residence alumna, book artist and graphic designer and has been a freelance journalist, editor, event planner and bookstore owner. She studied creative writing, poetry and art at the University of Washington and earned a degree in English while working at her daughters’ elementary school. Her interests range from the 19th century woman’s experience to genealogy to making handcrafted books. She’s especially fond of reading old letters and diaries. She stops at all bookstores, art galleries and historical museums. Her dog, Ali, a Goldendoodle, is her loyal writing companion. Kate is the author of Bigfoot Hunters Never Lie, and a contributing author in New Halem Tales – 13 Stories from 5 NW Authors, available in paper and digital from Amazon and TwoNewfs Publishing. Currently, she is working on her second novel, A Family of Forgetters, a historical fiction, coming of age story about a Danish girl in 19th century Salt Lake City, Utah.
When Noah Cathcart is arrested, Charlee comes to his aid, and they set out to put his life back in order. Will the Bigfoot Code Noah and Charlee penned when they were kids help? A story of friendship, intimacy and the meaning of family.
meaning of family
Noah is married to Grace, the Pinup Girl of pastor’s wives, and they have an 8-year-old son, a 3-legged Chihuahua and a mortgage. So far, Noah’s life has gone to plan. One morning, he is rousted out of bed by his estranged brother, Anthony, asking him to help a friend, “Secret Agent” Mel, move into a shelter before he gets himself arrested. Noah heads to the homeless camp, planning to do a good deed and be home before Grace wakes up. Instead, he ends up in jail.
Grace says he’s going to ruin everything. Why isn’t he sticking to the plan? He has to get back on track and he knows it, but he can’t stop thinking about Secret Agent Mel, or Justice, the accordion player he met in the police van, or the little girl wandering through the homeless camp in panda bear slippers. Or her mother.
Church board members aren’t happy with Noah, and his father is sorely disappointed. Noah’s home life isn’t going any better. Grace isn’t as pious as he thought and his son, Gabe, who sucks his thumb and confides in a ratty, no-eyed rabbit, is in big trouble over what he took to show and tell. Now Anthony wants another favor and this one could threaten Noah’s career and relationship with their father.
Noah’s best friend and fellow Bigfoot Hunter, Charlee Radcliff, who has her own problems, comes to Noah’s aid and they set out to put his life back in order. Will the Bigfoot Code they penned when they were kids help? Or will it take a tragic event to give him the courage to risk his plan and find out who Noah Cathcart is, what he wants out of life and what it takes to be a father, husband, brother, son and pastor. The answer may be closer than he thinks.
Bigfoot Hunters Never Lie is a story of friendship and intimacy, forgiving and forgetting, spiritual awakening and the meaning of family.
“Thompson asks hard questions and lets the reader decide”
San Francisco Book Review
“Kate Thompson does an excellent job giving us characters with flaws, ethical as well as spiritual challenges. A well-told and enjoyable story. I look forward to reading more from this talented writer.”
c. t. graham, amazon reviewer
“When life gets hard the Bigfoot Hunters find out what real friendship means.”
peggy, goodreads review
“This book is a page turner. Kate’s effortless writing flows and draws you into the story; you’re going to want to keep the pages turning so you can find out what’s going to happen next.”
‘I think it’s an extraordinary feat to keep someone who isn’t interested in religion intrigued in the lives of people who are so focused on it, but Kate did it flawlessly.’
amanda scott, goodreads reviewer
“I loved the relationship between Charlee and Noah. Thompson seems to really understand how to write two best friends. It’s believable and satisfying.”