Meet Cathy

Author of The Boy Who Knew too Much

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Cathy Byrd is a residential real estate broker and mother of two young children who never had aspirations of becoming a writer until her two-year-old son began sharing memories of being a baseball player in the 1920s and ’30s. A Southern California native, Cathy received her B.A. from UCLA and her M.B.A. from Pepperdine University. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Cathy had an exciting 10-year career in sports marketing, working for the World Cup and Olympic Torch Relay Organizing Committees and serving as vice president of the Magic Johnson Foundation. The most likely place to find Cathy in her free time is at a youth baseball field.

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Why I Wrote

The Boy Who Knew too Much


The decision to share our unconventional story with the world did not come easily. I struggled—really struggled—with whether or not I was making the right decision. I knew from the start that writing this book could potentially hurt the people I care about most. I worried endlessly about the negative effects it could have on my children in their day-to-day lives. As miracles were revealed to us on this sacred journey of discovery, I set my fears aside and chose to focus on how people’s lives might be touched in a positive way by reading our story.

The events that unfolded in our lives have restored my faith and convinced me without a doubt that our souls survive this earthly existence. It is my hope that after reading this book you will be inspired to love a little more, judge a little less, and treasure the adventure of living each day to the fullest.

I never found an explanation as to why a baseball has 108 stitches and why a prayer necklace has 108 beads, but I did celebrate when the Chicago Cubs won the World Series for the first time in 108 years. What I know for sure is all that truly matters in this lifetime is the difference we make in the lives of others.

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