bestselling author, speaker, word lover, Mom
Cathy Maxwell’s enthusiasm for life graces the pages of her books and are the topic of the talks she gives to readers and writers groups about her chosen career.
She is no stranger to the limelight. After graduating from college, Cathy started off as a news broadcaster. She later decided reporting was boring compared to making news and joined the navy. After a successful stint in Naval intelligence, including a tour with the Pentagon, Cathy proceeded to pursue writing. Now, she has over thirty-five published romance novels (and five anthologies) to her credit, many of them spending significant time on the New York Times and USA Today mass market best-seller lists. Several have been nominated for Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA award and has been honored with RT Book Review’s “Love and Laughter” award among others. Recently, the Washington Romance Writers named her a recipient of the Kathleen Gilles Seidel “Legend” award for her service to the chapter. Best of all, she has made some wonderful friends along the way and has had a great time.
Originally from Kansas, she now finds herself in Texas! When not writing she is likely to be busy with one of many local charities or packing her bags to research her next novel. Cathy’s motto is “travel light” and she enjoys meeting her fans all over the world.
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A few more things about me…
I spent 6 years in the Navy. I worked in the Pentagon and did a tour with Naval Intelligence. I also did costumes for local theatre. Tinker, tailor, soldier, spy.
My hobby is my friends and exercise. I like to move while sharing laughs and a few confidences. I also enjoy cooking classes. I’m an optimist about the cooking thing.
I started writing romance because I’d always wanted to write a book. While devouring Jennifer Blake’s FIERCE EDEN, I knew that this was the book I wanted to write.
What readers and reviewers say about Cathy
“Readers who enjoy regencies seasoned with a generous dash of mystery and danger will savor Maxwell’s latest elegantly written romance, …, since it delivers not only suspense, but also the sort of richly nuanced characters for which she is known and admired.”
Booklist –The Match of the Century
“Twisting and turning, constantly surprising readers, Maxwell tantalizes with an unconventional plot simmering with sexual tension and suspense…Smart, fun, sexy — this is what Maxwell’s readers want!”
RT Book Reviews –
The Fairest of them All
“… Smart dialogue, a strong plot, and simmering politics make for a delicious read. “
Publishers Weekly –
The Fairest of them All
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