ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Catherine Lanigan is the bestselling author of nearly forty published titles in both fiction and non-fiction, including the novelizations of Romancing the Stone and The Jewel of the Nile, as well as over half a dozen anthologies, including "Chicken Soup for the Soul: Living your Dream", "Chicken Soup for the Writer's Soul", "Chocolate for a Woman's Heart", and "Chocolate for a Woman's Spirit". Ms. Lanigan's novels have been translated into over a dozen languages including German, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Portuguese, Chinese, and Japanese. Ms. Lanigan's novels are also available on audio-cassette, CD and in E-books on Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble.com. Several of her titles have been chosen for The Literary Guild and Doubleday Book Clubs. Her Vietnam war-based novel, The Christmas Star, won the Gold Medal Award Top Pick from Romantic Times Magazine and has also won Book of the Year Romance Gold Award from ForeWord Magazine as well as Book of the Year Romance from Reader's Preference.

Divine Nudges: Tales of Angelic Intervention and the second in Lanigan's Angel Watch series of books, was published by HCI, the Chicken Soup for the Soul publisher. Allworth Press released Lanigan's "how-to" book on writing: Writing the Great American Romance Novel. Lanigan recently completed NotMYkid, a non-fiction regarding teen addictions, which was commissioned by the NotMYkid foundation. Lanigan has completed the third book of angelic interventions, Angel Tales, which is being published by Cedar Fort Publishers. Cedar Fort also intends to publish her next two books in the angel series, Angel Dreams and Angel Miracles. In addition, Ms. Lanigan is working on a three-book series of Young Adult adventure novels, The Adventures of Lillie and Zane to be published by Cedar Fort Publishers as well. In the works, as well is a three book "Gentle Fiction" series, The Indian Lake Series: Love Shadows on Indian Lake; Wedding at Indian Lake and Betrothal at Indian Lake.

Ms. Lanigan is a frequent speaker at literary functions and book conventions as well as inspiring audiences with her real stories of angelic intervention from her Angel Watch series of books. She is an outspoken advocate against domestic violence and abuse and was honored by The National Domestic Violence Hotline in Washington, D.C. She has been a guest on numerous radio programs including "Coast to Coast" and on television interview and talk show programs such as "Montel." Catherine's email is cathlanigan@aol.com.