Cathy Beveridge

Cathy Beveridge lives in Calgary with her husband and daughters. Her previous publications include: Shadows of Disaster (Ronsdale Press, 2003); Chaos in Halifax, (Ronsdale Press in 2004); and, Offside (Thistledown, 2001) that won the 2003 SYRCA Snow Willow Award and the 2002 Canadian Children's Book Centre "Our Choice" award.

Cathy has worked as a teacher, editor and author for a number of years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  


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young adult NOVEL

336 pages /  Mass Market

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ISBN: 978-1-894345-25-5
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Cathy Beveridge

 Offside is a novel for young adults that deftly blends Canada's love affair with hockey and the gritty realities of teen addiction.
Based on real events that took place in Calgary, Offside is the fictional story of a fifteen-year-old boy who inadvertently creates a dependency amongst his teammates on a cold remedy which they think is a performance enhancer. Beveridge sets the often difficult realities of family and peer groups against a narrative (at times comic, at others serious) that balances exciting hockey action with the experiences of depression and drug use. Cinematic in scope, Offside is sure to appeal to all teen readers.

  • Winner of the 2003 Saskatchewan Young Readers Choice Snow Willow Award
  • Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice Selection

Ages 9-13

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young adult NOVEL

356 pages /  Mass Market

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ISBN: 978-1-894345-80-4
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Cathy Beveridge


Seamlessly shifting between the tensions of competitive hockey and corporate malpractice in the oil and gas industry in Alberta, Beveridge’s newest novel is a contemporary gem.

Over the years, Sean has grown to resent his father’s perfectionism and interference in his hockey. He faces enough pressure dealing with the goaltending competition to make the Mustangs. However, he’s determined to give it his best shot and do it his way, even if that doesn’t satisfy his father. After all, his father isn’t perfect. He’s being charged with negligence following a fatal accident on one of his well sites. Is his father guilty? When Sean discovers that the dead man is actually the father of his prospective girlfriend, Laura, he decides to investigate the credence of his father’s story. Sean’s dilemma grows when he discovers that he alone may hold critical evidence in the case of his father’s negligence. Alone, he must face the challanges of understanding his moral code and measuring his own potential.

Ages 9-13

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