At the age of eleven, and as eldest daughter in a family of five children, Catharina was expected to take the place of an absent mother, and as second of five children born to Dutch-Indo immigrants, she took to storytelling to paint a happier world for them and for herself.
Catharina has always enjoyed storytelling that has evolved from hand-drawn comic strips, to creating hand-puppets - "Meemies and Fluffies" - for her siblings' morning puppet show, to writing stories in longhand in spirals armed with only a pen while dreaming of a day when she'd own a typewriter. Today, in her Southern California home, she can't live without her computer, and she now enjoys storytelling via her e-books, specializing in mystery, drama, and paranormal romance.
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