Born and raised in Southern California, Catherine has always been enthralled by the power of stories in films, television shows, and books. She’s determined to achieve her dream of a career in publishing. In doing so, she hopes to contribute to more diversity in fiction, especially in YA and romance. She also hopes to eliminate the stigma associated with romance, and instead focus on the genre’s ability to empower women to live unapologetically. As a daydreamer, she loves writing a mix of personal narratives with a dash of fiction just to spice things up. On days to herself, she can be found re-watching Frozen, Tangled or any of the Captain America movies (because she can never tire of Chris Evans in uniform). Other times she’ll be reading her favorite books, The Hating Game by Sally Thorne or anything and everything by the awesome Mariana Zapata. To this day, she strives to live on the bright side.