A.J. Cattapan, a local award winning author, visited with St. Thomas of Villanova 6th-8th grade students on Tuesday, August 28, 2018. She gave an excellent presentation on how God’s plan for us is always working, even if we don’t realize it. She encouraged students to not give up on their goals, no matter how difficult things may seem. Special thanks to Mrs. McNally for arranging the visit.
A.J. Cattapan is an award-winning, bestselling author of fiction for teens and preteens. Her young adult novel Angelhood, a guardian angel story in the tradition of It’s a Wonderful Life, has won two books awards (a gold medal in the Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards and an honorable mention in the Readers’ Favorite Book Awards). Recently, it was named a Carol Award finalist in the young adult category. Cattapan’s second book, a middle grade mystery named Seven Riddles to Nowhere about a boy trying to save his school from closing, releases in August 2016. Cattapan has also been a Chicken Soup for the Soul contributor and had numerous short stories and articles published in magazines for teens and children, including Highlights, Pockets, and Hopscotch for Girls. Her goal in writing is to empower young people so that they may live extraordinary lives filled with heart and hope.