Catherine Smith

I’m so glad you’re here.  I’m pretty excited to be releasing Amanda the Teen Activist – Feathers & Freedom in the coming weeks. If you love animals, are interested in social justice or just want a fun and exciting read then I think you’ll love the book. Amanda the Teen Activist is about a 13-year-old activist in the making and although the book is aimed at young teens, I hope all age ranges will get a kick out of Amanda’s quest to make the world a better place for animals.

Some of you may already know that I run a little charity called NSW Hen Rescue. We rescue, rehabilitate and rehome ex-battery hens and other farmed animals here on the Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia. It was so much fun to draw on my rescue experience when writing Amanda the Teen Activist – Feathers & Freedom. When I see a newly rescued hen sunbathing for the very first time or watch her tilt her head to look at the sky I am filled with joy that she finally gets to experience these simple pleasures. Yet I also feel the heavy sadness of knowing that she never had this before and that millions of other hens will never get to experience such a basic right. I hope that you will experience some of the emotions of rescue when you read the book.

If you enjoy the book you may like to check back on this site every now and again. I’ll be sharing all kinds of awesome stuff. There will be updates on the book, new releases, author updates and posts on writing. I’ll also share ideas on how to help animals in your everyday life and rescue news.

Thanks so much for your support… Oh, and if you want to be kept up to date on the book and new posts on this site then please subscribe (see sidebar),

Catherine Kelaher x



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  1. I think Amanda is going to love the book & the adventures you have taken her namesake on. She will be proud of her little sister, the author.

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