Version 2Catherine Maiorisi lives in New York City and often writes under the watchful eye of Edgar Allan Poe, in Edgar’s Café near her apartment.

Since she found her imagination, writing has been like meditating for Catherine and it is what she most loves to do. But she also reads voraciously, loves to cook, especially Italian, and enjoys hanging out with her wife and friends.

Catherine writes both romance and mystery novels and short stories. Her  recently published mystery, A Matter of Blood, was the very first fiction she wrote and the first in her planned NYPD Detective Chiara Corelli Mystery series. Over the next thirteen years, Catherine rewrote and edited that manuscript to bring it up to her standard for publication. While working on A Matter of Blood she continued to write new material, includingthe second in the NYPD Detective Chiara Corelli Mystery series, The Blood Runs Cold. 

When she wrote a short story to create the backstory for the love interest in A Matter of Blood, Catherine had never read any romance and hadn’t considered writing it. To her surprise, “The Fan Club” turned out to be a romance and was included in the Best Lesbian Romance of 2014 edited by Radclyffe.

Another surprise was hearing the voices of two characters, Andrea and Darcy, chatting in her head every night, making it difficult to sleep. Reassured by her wife that she wasn’t losing it, Catherine paid attention and those conversations led to her first romance novel, Matters of the Heart. A second romance. No One But You, was published in 2017.

Along the way, Catherine has had three more romance short stories published: Come As You Want to Be, a standalone eStory available on the Bella Books website,  “You Will See A Stranger” included with twenty-two other Bella authors in the Happily Ever After anthology, and “All’s Well That Ends Well” included in Conference Call an anthology.  In addition, Catherine has had three mystery short stories published in the Murder New York Style Anthologies, “Justice for All” in Fresh Slices, “Murder Italian Style” in Family Matters and “Love, Secrets, and Lies” in Where Crime Never Sleeps.

Catherine is an active member of Sisters in Crime and Mystery Writers of America. She is also a member of the Golden Crown Literary Society, Romance Writers of America and Rainbow Romance Writers.