Cathy didn't meet her husband on a reality TV dating show like the characters in her comedy, X-treme Dating. Neither were they firefighters competing for the same promotion to engineer, which is what happens in Playing With Fire, Cathy's sexy 2005 release. Even so, she and her husband have a life not unlike the typical happily-ever-after found in romance novels.
Two teenagers, a busy construction company she and her husband own and manage, an active writing career, and more animals than the law allows keep this award winning author pretty busy. When Cathy isn't hunched over a computer, she and her family spend as much time as possible at their cabin in the mountains northeast of Phoenix, a remote and peaceful place far removed from the hustle and bustle of the city. Of course, she takes her laptop in the likely probability inspiration will strike.