All of us at Copperfish Books truly care about you and your reading happiness. And we LOVE BOOKS! We also 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!
See our book recommendations by clicking on the names or photos!
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).
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.
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).
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.
Lizy is the resident sci/fi fantasy dork (her word), although she branches out into a wide variety of other genres, too. Outside of work, Lizy is a Viking reenactor, a hobby-level cheesemaker and mead brewer, and a freelance writer.
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.
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.