Meet The Author

Hot Off the Presses! – Catherine’s New Jessica Books

catherineCatherine Dook was born in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, and raised in Churchill, Manitoba. As a child she was warned to dodge polar bears on the way to school; as an adult she taught across the north, winning the Province of Alberta ‘Excellence in Teaching’ Award in 1993. She met her husband John, while she was teaching in Nunavut. Until she fell smack in love with him next to a photocopy machine, the only boat she’d been on was a ferry across the Mackenzie River. But John loved boats and the sea, and when he and Catherine married in 1996, she agreed to embark upon a new life living aboard their 44ft sailboat Inuksuk. Had she known about the diesel oven in advance, she may have had second thoughts.

Catherine’s stories have appeared in Boat Journal and Pacific Northwest Boating, 48 North, RV Times and Edge YK. She and her husband John live happily aboard their s/v Inuksuk. Catherine substitute teaches, tutors and writes: John buys boat parts and fixes things. Mostly the head.

Her latest opus (Catherine’s seventh book), hot off the press, is called “Darling, The Gulf Islands havepicnic Moved – or our Anchor has!”  Her previous book “Darling don’t try this at Home, Recipes from Mottle Cove”, along with her other titles, sold briskly at last years Vancouver International Boat Show.

Catherine has been four times nominated for the: Stephen Leacock Memorial  Award for Humour


Catherine’s Books

The books are collections of short stories about the liveaboard life, where your neighbours know you better than you know yourself, and everything depends on the weather:

The books are available at a number of fine venues. Signed copies are also available by mail. (see book links below for details.)

The books are available at these Vancouver Island locations:

Volume I Bookstore (Duncan)  –   Website  –  Map

10 Old Books (Duncan), –    Website –  Map

Classic Marine (Cowichan Bay) – Website  –  Map

Maritime Centre (Cowichan Bay) – Website – Map

Tanners Bookstore (Sidney)  – Website  –  Map

Salamander Books (Ladysmith)   – WebsiteFacebook

Harbour Chandlery (Nanaimo)  – WebsiteMap

Talisman Books (Port Browning),  – Website   – Map

Ocean Pacific Marine (Campbell River), – Website  – Map

Lindstrom Marine (Maple Bay)   –  WebsiteMap

Book Bonanza (Quadra Island)   – WebsiteMap

Heriot Bay Inn (Heriot Bay) – WebsiteMaps

John Henry Marina and Resort (Pender Harbour) – WebsiteMap

Pierre’s at Echo Bay (Echo Bay) – WebsiteMaps

Montague Harbour Marina (Montague Harbour)  – WebsiteMap

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