About Cathy

Cathy Shouse is a journalist and romance writer who lives in Indiana. She grew up in central Indiana where she was editor of her high school newspaper. Her degree from Indiana University in Bloomington is in oboe and business (marketing.) She’s married and has two children. Before becoming a writer, she was a financial representative for a leading financial corporation for 16 years.

Cathy’s articles have appeared in numerous newspapers and in Family Fun, The Saturday Evening Post, and Indianapolis Monthly. She wrote the photo history book “Images of America: Fairmount.” Cathy has written about travel for AAA Home and Away magazine and other publications. Many of her stories include aspects of personal finance, and she has written a newspaper column and blogged for a newspaper about money management. Her story on investing in your writing career appeared in the Romance Writers Report (the national magazine of Romance Writers of America).

In 2007, Cathy was named a Midwest Writers Workshop Fellow in Fiction. The award included participation in a retreat where she received professional coaching and editing. Subsequently, she was invited to join the Midwest Writers Workshop planning committee where she continues to serve and help with promotion. Cathy writes contemporary romances with relatable characters that meet and overcome real challenges of life to reach their happy endings.

Cathy enjoys spending time with her family, travel, and helping to promote authors. She always has a book or five with her, or an ebook, and inhales them all. All of them are compared to the book she fell in love with at age seven: Stuart Little by E.B. White. She read aloud to her children and their classmates for countless hours, long after they had begun reading for themselves.

Cathy is a member of Romance Writers of America and The National League of American Pen Women.