Cathy Ann Rogers has a penchant for creating literary characters who imitate reality through their skewed sense of justice as well as their bittersweet victories.
Cathy attributes the shaping of her writer’s prowess to her solitary upbringing as an only child. Armed with a library card from her neighborhood branch in Cincinnati, she spent her childhood absorbed in suspenseful scenes depicted within the fiction of Christie and Conan-Doyle. Simultaneously, she built a mental library of potential plots while eavesdropping on the conversations of adults who discussed everything from Hollywood to History. The result of these blended influences is her fascination with plot twists and multi-generational storytelling in novels.
Following the dictates of her left-brain, Cathy pursued a degree and graduate certificate in accounting, establishing a tax and bookkeeping service for entrepreneurs. However, she maintained her right-brain passion for storytelling and puzzle solving. She sees a correlation between the discerning pertinent records from the irrelevant in accounting to assembling clues to solve a mystery. Both require the organization of information for a final solution.
Following the publication of her first novel, Here Lies Buried, Cathy brought life to this retrospective collection of new and previously-published short stories written over the last twenty years. She is currently working on the other writing projects due to appear before 2015.
Cathy weaves her tales from her Arizona desert townhome in the company of her Bichon Frises, Whitney and Sophie.
Tate Marsdon, MD, a successful cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgeon, shows up for dinner at Henry and Imogen Vine’s home one evening to find his host stabbed to death with an exotic Navaja knife. Even with Imogen’s confession of the cold-blooded killing, little does Tate know that Henry is only one victim in a series of unrelated murders and the killer is not done.
Elizabeth Kearn is drawn into family dysfunction and manipulation by the girlfriend of an ex-boyfriend while trying to reignite a decade-old romance with the now married Edgar Hamilton. With so much drama, what's a little thing like murder?
In 1920 Flagstaff, Josefina Paralelos is confronted with a dangerous intruder who learns too late the error of mistaking a woman's frailty for helplessness! This prequel to the novel Here Lies Buried offers a peek through the window of history and into the minds of a dynamic family.
Deception, Destruction, and Devastation
From young women to elderly matrons, from the savvy sophisticates to the socially inept, the women in these stories depict life's defining moments where one calculated move cements the unalterable fate of another and the inescapable consequences of karma and conscience.