Cathy McDavid had no idea when she opened that first Walter Farley book in third grade it would be a defining moment in her life. After devouring every Black Stallion and Island Stallion book written at the time, she decided, like any eight-year-old girl, she wanted her own horse. That dream was realized a few excruciatingly long years later, and Cathy went on to have horses and ride most of her life.
Like a lot of authors, she started writing in high school (epic teenaged angst) and continued writing in college (first romance novel in between angst-filled poetry). Giving up the dream of becoming a writer for a business career, she returned pen to page (fingers to keyboard by then) in 1995. After that, there was no stopping her. Cathy has been writing contemporary westerns/ranch stories for Harlequin since 2006 and loving it. Every day she gets to write about hunky cowboy heroes and spunky heroines who travel the rocky road to happily-ever-after.
Cathy officially retired from the corporate world at the end of 2014. She now writes full-time from the Arizona home she shares with her sweetheart Mike and a pair of mildly OCD pets. Her grown twins out and on their own, making their way in the world. She couldn’t be more proud of them.