Catherine is an ardent receiver of Christ's rejuvenating love, as well as a hopeless romantic and patriot. She skillfully intertwines these elements into her writing as the author of the two time award winning book Wilted Dandelions which won the Christian Small Publishers Book of the Year award as well as the coveted Eric Hoffer Award, published by CrossRiver Publishing, an inspirational historical romance, along with her first Christian Romance novel, "The Wind of Destiny", followed by her much anticipated 4-book called the "Destiny Series", award winning book 1 "Swept Into Destiny" won two awards , book 2 "Destiny's Whirlwind", book 3 award winning "Waltz With Destiny"and book 4 "Destiny of Heart", which many readers tell her book 4 is her best.

Coming early 2022 is her latest inspirational novel Like the Shining Sun, But the path of the just is like the shining sun, that shines ever brighter unto the perfect day.

She has also authored two pictorial history books,  "Images of America,The Lapeer Area" and The "Images of America, Eastern Lapeer County". published by Arcadia Publishing.

Her short stories have been published in Guidepost Books are the following; "Extraordinary Answers to Prayers", "Unexpected Answers" and "Desires of Your Heart".

Published by Baker Books, Revell; "The Dog Next Door", "Second-Chance Dogs", "The Horse of my Heart" and "The Horse of My Dreams".

Published by CrossRiver Publishing; "The Benefit Package", and "Abba’s Promise".

And last but not least, published by Bethany House, "Jesus talked to me Today". 

Catherine was a former staff writer for Michigan Traveler Magazine (Breckenridge, MI), has free lanced for numerous other publications; Woods-n-Water News, Michigan History Magazine and Tri-City Times Newspaper, L. A. View Newspaper, and The Romeo Observer Newspaper. 


                                                 Past President of American Christian Writers - Great Lakes Chapter

Catherine lives in Addison Township, MI., with her husband Edward of forty eight years, and her beautiful Arabian horses. She enjoys horseback riding, swimming, camping, and traveling the byroads across America. Her children are now grown and married with families of their own. Catherine and Edward are now the blessed  recipients of two handsome grandsons and two adorable granddaughters.

abouT Catherine

​​Catherine with her beautiful Arabian mare  Roc-N-Rose

Catherine Ulrich Brakefield