Catherine always loved to write, even as a young child. She penned her first novella at age twelve, and first full-length manuscript at sixteen. Lovingly tucked away in her filing cabinet, these literary “masterpieces” will likely never be published, but she vividly remembers the sheer exhilaration of putting pen to paper and letting her imagination soar.
After completing a B.A., Double Major (First Class), in English and History from the University of Victoria, B.C., Canada, she was accepted into the post-graduate Works of Art Course run by Sotheby’s auctioneers in London, England, where she studied centuries of history, antiques and fine art. She worked in Canada for several years as an antique and fine art appraiser, which inspired some unique ideas for novels.
Prior to her first publishing contract, Catherine’s manuscripts finaled in thirty contests, including Georgia Romance Writers’ 2003 and 2004 Unpublished Maggie Awards. She lives in Florida with her husband, daughter, and two very spoiled, overweight cats.