Rhode Island Authors Showcase – Featuring Mary Catherine Volk!

The Rhode Island Authors Showcase is back! Each day in November, I’ll be featuring a different RI author. Each post features a giveaway – a book, an anthology, or something else! All you have to do to be eligible for the daily drawing is leave a comment on the blog post. I’ll use a random number generator to pick a winner one week after the blog post (to give you time to catch up).

By commenting on each post, you’re also entered to win our bigger prizes: GRAND PRIZE is a $250 Amazon gift card, BONUS PRIZE is a $100 Amazon gift card, and the CHEER UP YOU WON SOMETHING PRIZE is a $50 Amazon gift card. The big prizes will be chosen, again using a random number generator, on December 7.

Mary Catherine Volk

Very happy to welcome back Mary Catherine Volk to today’s blog. Mary Catherine is a truly gifted and compassionate individual. I’ve asked her the usual questions:

Where is your hometown? Narragansett, RI

What genre(s) do you write? Spiritual, Self-Help

What have you written? Believe In Forever – How to Recognize Signs from Departed Loved Ones (published 2016). Trust It – You Have the Power Within You  (published 2021).

Who are your favorite authors? Dr. Eber Alexander, author of Proof of Heaven, describing his near-death experience from a neurosurgeon’s non-believer point of view. His latest book is Living in a Mindful Universe – A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife.

Caroline Myss, five-time New York Times bestseller and author of 10 books on mysticism and wellness: Intimate Conversations with the Divine, Sacred Contracts, and Why People Don’t Heal & How They Can.

Louise Hay, founder of Hay House Publishing. She was a motivational speaker and wrote her first book at age 60. She then went on to launch the first self-publishing book company, Hay House Publishing. Her self-help books were so motivating and inspiring!

What were your favorite books growing up? Change your Thoughts – Change your Mind by Dr. Wayne Dyer, self-help author and motivational speaker; The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum.

As a child, I loved to draw cartoons and write children’s stories. The “Peanuts” comic strip by Charles Schulz was my favorite.  My high school art teacher, Carl Rittman, was a college classmate of Charles Schulz. He told us a story how their art professor had once told Charles Schulz to give up on being an artist, he had no talent! So it surprised everyone to see him become the most famous student in their class. Mr. Rittman was a well-known Rhode Island landscape artist but he realized and encouraged all of his students to follow dreams and passion.  Be inspired and creative, it may just make you famous.  My dream was to be a cartoonist at Disney when I grew up. 

What do you like best about writing? Meeting people at book signing events and hearing how much my book has helped them in their grieving process. They order autographed copies to give as gifts. This inspires me to write another book.   

What do you find most challenging about writing? Setting aside the time to write and stay focused.

Where do you draw your inspiration? I draw my inspiration from author Louise Hay. She published her first book at 60 years old and I started writing my first book at age 61.

You’ve just been given the chance to collaborate on a book with Louise Hay. What’s the title going to be? You Are Never too Old To Do What You Love

You can connect with Mary Catherine and learn more by visiting her website: http://www.marycatherinevolk.com

Find her on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/marycatherine.volk.3

Find her books on Amazon: https://tinyurl.com/2vycn3df

Please answer this question below for a chance to win a 15-minute reading from Mary Catherine:

Do you have a fear of death?    Yes- what is it?      No – why not?

RI Authors Showcase – Meet Mary Catherine Volk

Welcome to the Rhode Island Authors Showcase! Each day in November, this blog will feature a different Rhode Island author. Read the post and leave a comment and you are eligible to win this day’s giveaway!

Leave a comment every day this month for over 30 chances to win either our Grand Prize (a $250 Amazon gift card), our Bonus Prize (a $100 Amazon gift card), or a Cheer-Up Prize (amount to be determined), just in time for holiday shopping!

A winner will be randomly selected one week after the publication of the blog post, and the Grand Prize and Bonus Prize winners will be randomly selected on December 7, 2021. For the daily giveaways, the author will contact you directly to coordinate delivery. Print books for delivery within the US only, please.

Mary Catherine Volk

Mary Catherine Volk is a bestselling author, spiritual advisor, and speaker. She serves as an ambassador between the worlds. Her teachings are filled with inspiration, empowerment, and love. Since a near-death experience at the age of six, Mary was given the gift of knowing that life exists beyond this physical realm, that life is eternal, and that we always have access to divine guidance. As a shamanic practitioner, she founded a specialized modality for releasing emotional blockages and empowering the client to make life choices that align with their joy and soul purpose.

Please visit Mary’s website: http://www.marycatherinevolk.com

Contact Mary: marycvolkauthor(at)gmail(dot)com

And find her on Amazon here: https://tinyurl.com/dfp7yfkr

In Believe in Forever, Mary tells the reader that they don’t have to be psychic to receive communications from departed loved ones. Have you ever felt the presence of a loved one after death? If you have, you’re among the many people who are searching for a sign, any sign. Our loved ones come to comfort us and let us know they are at peace. We will see them again. Are you recognizing the signs?

In Trust It!, Mary wants you to imagine a magical day. From the time you wake up, the entire day floats together so smoothly. The people you meet are exactly who you need to spend time with or they have valuable information for you. The key to attracting abundance and ease in your life, no matter what is going on in the outside world, is to follow your joy, your happiness. This book teaches you how to access your Intuitive Guidance through meditation, easy dowsing techniques, signs, and synchronicities. Guardian angels, spirit guides, ascended masters, and loved ones in Spirit are all here to assist you.

Mary will gift a copy of either book to one luck winner (winner chooses which book). Just leave a comment below to be eligible.

Join us on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11, from 9:00am to 3:00pm at the CROWNE PLAZA in Warwick for the 9th Annual Rhode Island Authors Expo!

It’s #RIAuthor Month! Meet Mary Catherine Volk

Believe in Forever


Mary Catherine Volk is an author, spiritual medium, and inspirational speaker. Her book, Believe In Forever: How to Recognize Signs from Departed Loved Ones, is based on firsthand experiences and details the specific ways that contact with the other side occurs. Our loved ones send us signs to let us know they are at peace and that we will see each other again. This book teaches the reader how to navigate this new method of communication. The numerous stories in this book will give you chills as they touch your heart; teaching you to trust your own intuitive ability. Believe In Forever is a perfect book for anyone grieving a loss or curious about life after death. A personalized autographed copy of the book makes a wonderful holiday gift and is available on her website. www.marycatherinevolk.com

Mary Catherine Volk was given the gift of knowing that death is just a transition after experiencing a Near Death Experience at age six where she was greeted by her deceased grandfather, who told her that she would be all right and returned her to her hospital room. Mary has spent her life teaching and reassuring others that the signs they are receiving are indeed real messages of love. She is always delighted to see the shining light in people’s eyes when they receive confirmation of their unique signs. Once you acknowledge them, you will receive more. Ask and you shall receive!

Mary Catherine Volk

Mary Catherine lives by the sea in Narragansett, Rhode Island, where she enjoys the beach, writing, acting, learning, community and social activities and spending time with her daughters and two new grandchildren. She is founder and owner of www.insigniagems.com a jewelry company specializing in American flag jewelry. She is currently working on two new books: a sequel to Believe In Forever and a children’s book to teach parents how to answer their children’s questions about seeing departed loved ones or angels.

The book is available through Stillwater River Publicationsthe author’s website, on Amazon , and through local bookstores.

GIVEAWAY! The author is offering a print copy of Believe In Forever to one lucky recipient. All you have to do is leave a comment below. The winner will be chosen at random and the author will contact you directly. Contest ends one week after publication. US residents only, please.

Meet over 100 local authors on Saturday, December 2! The Fifth Annual RI Authors Expo