Catherine Anderson

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Adeline Catherine Anderson
Born Adeline Catherine
(1948-12-22) December 22, 1948 (age 69)
Grants Pass, Oregon, USA
Pen name Catherine Anderson
Occupation Novelist
Language English language
Nationality American
Period 1988–Present
Genre Romance, Suspense
Spouse Sidney D. Anderson
Children 2

Catherine Anderson (born 22 December 1948 in Grants Pass, Oregon, USA), is an American best-selling writer of historical and contemporary romance novels since 1988.


Adeline Catherine was born on 22 December 1948 in Grants Pass, Oregon, USA, daughter of Benjamin Early La May, a chef.[1] Her mother was a writer, and some of her earliest memories are of hearing her mother type stories on an old typewriter, and then read the finished work aloud. With this inspiration, she began writing her own stories as a child.[2] Feeling that a career as a published writer was out of reach, however, she decided to major in accounting when she attended college so that she could help her husband, Sidney D. Anderson, keep the books at his company.[3] After realizing that numbers did not make her happy, and with her husband's full blessing, Anderson dropped out of college so that she could pursue a writing career.

Catherine Anderson's first four published books were category romance, under the Harlequin Intrigue romantic suspense line. Her subsequent single-title works have alternated between contemporary and historical romances.[3] Many of her novels feature a character with a disability, be it physical or mental, and show the reader how those disabilities can be overcome. Animals are also a recurrent theme in her stories, with many books set on or near ranches.[2] Romantic Times Magazine describes her novels as "moving, heartwarming,...celebrat[ing] the ideals of perfect love in an imperfect world. Her characters are complex, often conflicted individuals who triumph over substantial odds."[4] Reader acclaims describe her books as funny, delightful, heartwrenching, beautiful, superb, and of classic proportions.

Her later novels, including Sun Kissed and Morning Light have reached the top 5 and 10 of the New York Times Bestseller List.[3] She has been nominated nine times for Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Awards, her book Cherish was a Romantic Times award winner, and she has also been awarded one of their Career Achievement Awards.[5]

Anderson, who is part Shoshone, and her husband, Sidney D. Anderson, live on 160 acres (0.65 km2) in Oregon. They have two grown sons, Sidney D. Anderson, Jr. and John G. Anderson. The pair love the wildlife on their pristine mountain ridge and greatly enjoy the solitude of their wilderness lifestyle, which is, Anderson says, a writer's dream. Their estate, heavily guarded by electronic surveillance, is off limits to hunters, providing all wild creatures sanctuary. Their three dogs are allowed to run at large on the property.[2]

In May 2008, Anderson's Comanche Moon was reissued and placed on the New York Times bestseller list.


Historical Novels[edit]

  • Coming up Roses, 1993
  • Cheyenne Amber, 1994
  • Annie's Song, 1996
  • Simply Love, 1997
  • Cherish, 1998
  • Walking on Air, 2014

Harlequin Intrigue[edit]

  • Reasonable Doubt, 1988
  • Without a Trace, 1989
  • Switchback, 1990
  • Cry of the Wild, 1992

Contemporary Romance[edit]

  • Forever After, 1998
  • Seventh Heaven, 2000
  • Always in My Heart, 2002
  • Only By Your Touch, 2003
  • The Christmas Room, 2017

The Comanche Series[edit]

  1. Comanche Moon, 1991
  2. Comanche Heart, 1991
  3. Indigo Blue, 1992
  4. Comanche Magic, 1994

Keegan-Paxton Family Series[edit]

  1. Keegan's Lady, 1996
  2. "Beautiful Gifts" in The True Love Wedding Dress, 2005
  3. Summer Breeze, 2006
  4. Early Dawn, 2010
  5. Lucky Penny, 2012

Kendrick/Coulter/Harrigan Series[edit]

  1. Baby Love, 1999
  2. Phantom Waltz, 2001
  3. Sweet Nothings, 2002
  4. Blue Skies,, 2004
  5. Bright Eyes, 2004
  6. My Sunshine, 2005
  7. Sun Kissed, 2007
  8. Morning Light, 2008
  9. Star Bright, 2009
  10. Here to Stay, 2011
  11. Perfect Timing, 2013

Mystic Creek Series[edit]

  1. Silver Thaw, 2015
  2. New Leaf, 2016
  3. Mulberry Moon, 2017
  4. Spring Forward, 2018
  5. Strawberry Hill, 2018


  • "Shotgun Bride" in Tall, Dark, and Dangerous, 1994
  • "Fancy Free" in Three Weddings and a Kiss and in Three Times a Bride, 1995
  • "Beautiful Gifts" in The True Love Wedding Dress, 2005
  • "Autumn Treasures" in Cast of Characters, 2012

See also[edit]

References and sources[edit]

  1. ^ Catherine Anderson at, 2012-05-22 
  2. ^ a b c Kelly (December 2002). "RBL Presents! CATHERINE ANDERSON". RBL Romantica. Archived from the original on 2009-10-25. Retrieved 2007-03-22. 
  3. ^ a b c Kelly (May 2005). "CATHERINE ANDERSON Ketchup". RBL Romantica. Archived from the original on 2009-10-25. Retrieved 2007-03-22. 
  4. ^ "Cameo/Excerpt: Phantom Waltz". Romantic Times. 2007. Retrieved 2007-07-03. [dead link]
  5. ^ "Author Profile: Catherine Anderson". Romantic Times. 2007. Archived from the original on 2007-11-23. Retrieved 2007-07-03. 

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