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.
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The Colonists: Three Women, Three Stigmas, Three Masks
by Catherine Astl
The Colonists is focused on three women with social stigmas. They try to come to terms with being a cancer survivor, being HIV positive and being overweight. The journeys take readers deep into a world of banishment; a cruel world where only the strongest survive, only to be relegated to becoming a Colonist, forced to enter a modern leper-type dating colony they cannot escape.
Three Gates "Lessons in Humility, Virtue, and Honor"
by Catherine Astl
Paulina embarks on an academic adventure to Cambridge University, England, leaving behind her husband, Joe. She will spend the summer immersing herself in a study of Shakespeare. Paulina finds that Cambridge has three gates: Honor, Virtue, and Humility, each with a unique, life-changing, challenging lesson that will open her heart to new ways of thinking about her future and viewing her very soul.
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