“We started this bookselling business 15 years ago in the garage, selling online; and now here we are with a full-blown shop and an awesome book community…the evolution never ends!” Cathy’s background includes teaching high school, the US Air Force, a couple of corporate sales jobs, and a Benedictine monastery. She grew up in Orlando, spent many years in Maryland, and a few in Costa Rica. Besides reading, she enjoys cooking, music, wine, cats and goats (no, she doesn't have any at the moment).
"Give me a book with interesting characters that I'll grow to care about, a quiet afternoon to do nothing but read, and I'm happy." Serena has worked in book publishing, been a geriatric social worker and served as a web services manager. Though she often works behind the scenes on purchasing, marketing, and website voodoo, Serena loves to help bookstore patrons in any way she can and is crazy about our bookstore community. She's partial to fiction and historical fiction...but favorites of old are 1984, Stranger in a Strange Land, Slaughterhouse 5, the Dune series and The Lord of the Rings series.
Karen has a degree in Bio-Medical Science from Western Michigan University. She loves to travel and has travelled extensively with her husband (and cat), both because of her husband’s job and for pleasure. Her 15 year book sales experience includes working for Borders in both Redmond and Bellevue, Washington; Hooked on Books and, of course, Copperfish...where her co-workers and customers are the best! Favorite genre: Mysteries. Favorite cat: Thumper (very big Maine Coon mix).
I've lived in Florida for forty years, originally from the Eastern Shore of Delaware. Worked in books for almost 25 years. I'm a voracious reader of both literary and contemporary fiction. I do love a good mystery myself now and then. And I've been known to actually read cookbooks. I have a book blog where I blog at Mauriceonbooks.com. I do book "talks" seasonally at large book clubs. One of my favorite authors is Abraham Verghese (Cutting for Stone). I have a great story of how we became friends! Oh, and I have four saved Siamese cats.
"Every book is my favorite because if it's not, I don't finish it." Books are Lizy's one true passion. Although licensed as a nurse, Lizy currently does freelance creative writing with the hopes of one day becoming a full-fledged author. She reads almost every genre, but her current faves are science fiction and fantasy, young adult, and poetry. When she's not at work or writing, she's probably reading; Lizy averages one book read per two days. Her favorite book of all time is Kiss Me, Judas by Will Christopher Baer. She also writes reviews at bifrostbookreviews.tumblr.com
Liz has a BA in Biology from New College and has enjoyed living on both coasts (of Florida). She loves to spend time exercising, cooking, eating and hanging out with her family. Liz reads books from different genres and likes to introduce people to titles outside their "comfort zone"; she loves talking to customers at Copperfish.
Lucy has a BA in English and is a lifetime lover of books. She is currently working on her MA in Library and Information Science at the University of South Florida. She adores talking about books to anyone who will listen, and leans toward reading contemporary romantic comedies, science fiction, fantasy, and poetry. She believes that books have the ability to bring people together, and help people understand one another, in a uniquely beautiful way – which is why she has dedicated her life to sharing and studying them.