Catherine Anderson: Biography

Catherine Anderson

22 dec 1948

Catherine Anderson is a New York Times bestselling American romance author with part Shoshone heritage. She was born Adeline Catherine in Oregon, USA in 1948 to a chef father and a writer mother. Her mother’s career choice heavily influenced her childhood, and Anderson began to write stories from a very young age. Anderson never expected to make her living as a writer. She attended college to study accountancy, so that she could help keep track of the finances of her husband’s business. Realising that this wasn’t where her strengths lie, Anderson left college to pour all of her attention into establishing a writing career instead.

Anderson’s first novels were published by Harlequin and formed part of their intrigue romantic suspense collection. Her subsequent historical and contemporary romance novels were published separately from the Harlequin model. She has now written more than 35 different romance novels since her first book was published in 1988. She has been nominated for Reviewers’ Choice Awards from the Romantic Times on nine separate occasions. She has also been the recipient of a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award.

Anderson is renowned for often writing characters with disabilities into her novels, demonstrating how both physical and mental disabilities can be overcome in the world of romance. Her books attempt to portray a love that is perfect, even if the conditions are not.

Catherine Anderson now lives in a rural, woodland setting in central Oregon with her husband, Sidney and their dogs. In her spare time, Anderson enjoys walking and enjoying the great outdoors. She is an animal-lover, vegetarian and is strictly against hunting.