Catherine Astl holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English-American Literature from the University of South Florida and is a graduate of the International Summer Schools Shakespeare and Literature program at the University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England. She also holds an Associate of Science Degree in Legal Assisting and has been a civil litigation trial paralegal for over twenty years. Catherine is also the author of two non-fiction books used in college/university paralegal programs throughout the country: Behind the Bar-Inside the Paralegal Profession and Behind the Bar-From Intake to Trial, as well as having authored over twenty-five published articles.
A lifelong writer and reader, she is drawn to history, science, the classics, and historical fiction with compelling, deep-rooted relationships. And of course, Shakespeare is her absolute favorite, devouring every book, article, and piece of news about the famed Bard and Elizabethan England.
Catherine lives in Wesley Chapel, Florida with her son and husband. In her spare time, which is spare indeed, she reads, writes, scrapbooks, exercises, travels, and scours bookshops to add to her personal library which is always expanding. She is hard at work on her next novel.