Catherine Maiorisi lives in New York City with her wife, Sherry.
Before the pandemic she wrote in cafes in her Upper West Side neighborhood. Now she writes in their apartment and sometimes in their house in the Catskills.
Catherine is passionate about writing. And when she’s not writing she’s reading. She loves well-written WLW books and reads most genres including romance, mystery, sci fi, and paranormal. She also reads mainstream mysteries, literary fiction, history and political non-fiction. If she’s not reading or writing, she’s cooking. Italian is her favorite but she’s always on the lookout for good recipes in any cuisine.
Catherine has published four romances—Matters of the Heart, No One But You, Ready for Love and Taking a Chance on Love.
Catherine is also the author of the NYPD Detective Chiara Corelli Mystery series. A Matter of Blood, a 2019 Lambda Literary Award Finalist, The Blood Runs Cold, a 2020 Lambda Literary Award Finalist and A Message in Blood. Legacy in the Blood will be published in February 2022.
The Disappearance of Lindy James is Catherine’s first general fiction book.
Her romance short stories are included in three Bella Books’ anthologies—Happily Ever After, Conference Call, and In This Together. “Come as You Want to Be” and “The Fan Club” are standalones available on the Bella website. Her four mystery short stories can be found in the Murder New York Style Anthologies—Fresh Slices, Family Matters, Where Crime Never Sleeps and Justice for All.
An active member of Sisters in Crime and Mystery Writers of America, Catherine has served on the Board of Directors of both organizations. She is also a member of the Golden Crown Literary Society.
GCLS Goldie Awards
Legacy in the Blood, Finalist, Mystery/Thriller/Crime.
The Blood Runs Cold, Finalist, Mystery/Thriller/Crime.
A Message in Blood, Finalist, Mystery/Thriller/Crime.
The Disappearance of Lindy James, Winner, General Fiction.
Lambda Literary Awards
A Matter of Blood, Finalist, Lesbian Mystery.
The Blood Runs Cold, Finalist, Lesbian Mystery.