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About Catherine

Catherine C. Heywood is the author of the bestselling novellas The California Limited and Girl in Bath.

Hard at work on her next epic historical, in the meantime, she reintroduces her novella, The California Limited.

Catherine C. Heywood is a bestselling author of historical fiction, and a former political communications consultant and speech writer.


Raised in Red Wing, Minnesota, she studied international politics at the University of Edinburgh and has degrees in politics, writing, and communications from the University of St. Thomas and Boston College.


She explored the law and improv before settling on storytelling. Her worst job was scraping year-old tobacco spit off a shoe factory wall.  Her best is doing this.


She lives in Western Wisconsin with her husband and sons. Besides a deep love of history, her interests include architecture and design, fashion and food.


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