Cathy Perkins

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An award-winning author, Cathy Perkins works in the financial industry, where she's observed the hide-in-plain-sight skills employed by her villains. She writes predominantly financial-based mysteries but enjoys exploring the relationship aspect of her characters' lives. A member of Sisters in Crime, Romance Writers of America (Kiss of Death chapter) and International Thriller Writers, she is a contributing editor for The Big Thrill, handles the blog and social media for the ITW Debut Authors, and coordinated the prestigious Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense.

When not writing, she can be found doing battle with the beavers over the pond height or setting off on another travel adventure. Born and raised in South Carol
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Cathy Perkins Every author has their own definition of writer's block. For me, it comes in two forms. Since I'm still working the day job and have several other…moreEvery author has their own definition of writer's block. For me, it comes in two forms. Since I'm still working the day job and have several other balls to juggle, the first is simple exhaustion. It's hard to be creative when you're dead tired. At that point, I have to step back and assess priorities rather than stress out.
The second is the dreaded, what happens next? Fortunately I don't hit this one often, but when I do I brainstorm with friends. Sometimes it gets completely out of control and leads to great ideas for future books. :)(less)
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I'm so glad you enjoyed So About the Money. The chemistry between Holly & JC was a lot of fun to write. :)
I'm working on Book2 and…more
Hi Janet ~
I'm so glad you enjoyed So About the Money. The chemistry between Holly & JC was a lot of fun to write. :)
I'm working on Book2 and recently finished a novella that's out with beta readers. Hopefully everything comes together for the scheduled fall release.
Both my website & FB page have a sign up link for the "new release" newsletter if you'd like for me to let you know when it's available.
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Cathy I'm excited to share the news with you, my readers: CYPHER has been selected as a 2015 finalist in the Holt Medallion Award contest in the Novel with Strong Romantic Elements category!

Winners will announced at the Virginia Romance Writers' Awards Luncheon on June 13th.


Savannah Cathy, thank you for the friendship.
Stay naughty,
Savannah
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Beth Thanks, Cathy!


message 1: by Cathy

Cathy Added Deadly Currents to my TBR shelf - sounds like a good story!


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