All of us at Copperfish Books truly care about you and your reading happiness, and we love to share books with YOU! While our reading tastes do overlap some, they are also as varied as our personalities and interests. Come learn a little about each of us and read what we think about some of our favorite books. We hope you’ll want to read some of them, too!
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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). Cathy currently leads our Mostly Fiction Book Club. See Cathy's picks >>>
Ellie has had her nose in a book before she could speak full sentences; therefore, she will gleefully tell anyone and everyone that becoming a bookseller is a dream come true. Ellie can often be found scaring herself in the horror section, or traveling to far off worlds via fantasy and science fiction genres. When not immersed in a book or discussing them, she enjoys spending time with her four rowdy cats, drinking experimental cocktails made by her fiance, and taking day trips to the beach with friends.
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 she says her co-workers and customers are the best! Favorite genre: Mysteries. Favorite cat: Thumper (very big Maine Coon mix). See Karen's picks >>>
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. See Liz's recommendations >>>
Lucy is a lifetime lover of stories, and the caretaker of three rambunctious cats. She became a bookseller after seven years with the US Air Force, and is currently earning her MA in English at National University. Lucy adores talking about books with anyone who will listen, and while she reads a little bit of everything, she tends to read romance, fantasy, and poetry the most. She believes books have the ability to bring people together and help people understand one another in a uniquely beautiful way, and she feels honored every day to be in a position to share stories with others for a living. Lucy currently leads our Mystery Book Club and Romance Book Club. See Lucy's picks >>>
Serena started her work life in book publishing, was a social worker in aging care, and managed web services for a nonprofit corporation before moving to Florida. She often works behind the scenes on purchasing, marketing, and website management, and loves to help bookstore patrons in any way she can. Fiction and historical fiction are her go-to genres, but she'll delve into a mystery or thriller if the mood hits. She enjoys gardening, day trips, and being with friends. See Serena's picks >>>