Raised in Olathe, Kansas, Cathy is a Kansan by nature–stubborn, loyal, independent. She now considers Virginia her home and lives there with her children, two dogs, a cat and two horses.
Before becoming an author, Cathy spent six years in the Navy. She worked in the Pentagon and did a tour with Naval Intelligence. She’s also managed a watch factory, been a news broadcaster, and done costumes for local theater.
The most dangerous thing Cathy ever did was marry a man she’d known less than a month. He made her laugh (and looked good in uniform). Kevin passed away almost twenty-five years to date he asked Cathy to marry him. It was a great marriage. They both enjoyed a good laugh and Cathy respected Kevin’s compassion and generosity of spirit, two qualities that wore well over time.
Cathy always wanted to write a book. But is while reading Jennifer Blake’s FIERCE EDEN that Cathy knew she wanted to write historical romances.
Cathy believes the most important element to a romance novel are the characters. Strong characters can carry a weak plot, but weak characters can never carry a strong plot. Cathy’s most recent historical novel is His Christmas Pleasure, a December 2010 release from Avon Books. It’s the fourth book in my Scandals and Seductions series and Andre’s story.
Cathy’s favorite quote: From Debbie Macomber, “Attitude is the key . . . each one of us is as successful as we make up our minds to be.”