About Cathy

Originally from Sydney, Nova Scotia, Cathy started her writing career as a newspaper reporter in Halifax. She later lived in Montreal and Vernon, British Columbia, before settling in Moncton, New Brunswick, where she has worked in journalism, communications and media relations.

In 2016, Cathy self-published a memoir entitled Caging the Anxiety Monster, describing her experiences with anxiety and depression, detailing how she was eventually able to confine her "anxiety monster" and how she keeps the fiend under lock and key.

Cathy is now Director of Communications at the YMCA of Greater Moncton. She is passionate about the mission of the local Y - to foster the growth of people and communities in spirit, mind and body. Feel free to contact her at work: (506) 857-0606 / cathy.donaldson@ymcamoncton.ca 

Meanwhile, Cathy continues to write travel features on an occasional basis. She also adds her voice to the conversation about mental health.

Cathy is a member of the Professional Writers Association of Canada, the Travel Media Association of Canada and the Writers’ Federation of New Brunswick.