You just bought that latest great novel topping the New York Times best seller list, or maybe you borrowed a book from a friend who raved and recommended you read, maybe it’s the next title from one of your favorite authors or maybe you decided to explore a new author. Whatever the case may be, sitting down to read that next novel brings anticipation of a new journey you’re about to embark on: a deviation from your regularly scheduled responsibilities. Your expectation is to be, in a word, entertained.
For Cathy Wilson, this was the premise behind her crafting fiction stories. Wanting to draw readers into the details of her characters situations, triumphs and/or failures. Placing those characters in challenging situations testing their mettle. Crime, corruption, forensic science, and psychology make up the backbone of her suspense/mystery/romance writing all with the goal to entertain her readers.
Having retired from owning and operating a successful construction company with her husband, she’s now writing fiction full time. Her former career has given her insight on professional conduct in the realms of real estate development and construction, city and state agencies, and legal and employer processes. All which aides and enrichens her stories and character development.
Cathy enjoys the research process as much as writing the story itself. In real life and in fiction, there’s no shortage of immoral and flawed personalities. She concentrates on weaving dynamic plots with twists, surprises, and a little romance too. She’s entertained by the creative process of designing likeable and not so likeable people in powerful or high-ranking positions bringing a human and sometimes vulnerable aspect into the fold.
Cathy Wilson resides in California’s central coast wine country with her husband and her ever-present shadow, their lovable Akita, Kaylee. When she isn’t writing, she can be found in her yard gardening, out on walks or hikes or in the kitchen cooking; any of which she says frees her mind to cultivate her writing. She also enjoys RV travel and long drives on back roads less traveled, curious to see what adventure lies ahead, and always with a camera in hand.
Photo by Chelsea Schmitz