Mystery Author Cathy Elliott

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ANNOUNCING Cathy’s new mystery novel, A Stitch in Crime, for the Quilts of Love Series by Abingdon Press. Click on the link and take a look at the cover as we anticipate its January 2015 release.

Cathy Elliott is a full-time writer in northern California, creating cozy mysteries and more on her trusty laptop. Cathy’s most recently released novel, the SECOND Annie’s Attic Mystery, Medals in the Attic is available from the Annie’s Attic website. Click on BOOKS from the menu bar to learn how to get your first mystery in the series.

Her gorgeous daughter, Heidi, and handsome son-in-law, Eric, have blessed the family with two “perfect” grandchildren. Sweet little Sidney Anne, who is a master at getting her Gramsey to play with her, and the precious new guy, Nicholas Scott. These days, Cathy is excited she can say, “Off to see the grandkids!” Plural. Oh, boy.

Like the protagonist in her debut novel, A Vase of Mistaken Identity, Cathy is an avid quilter. Besides collecting (too much) cool fabric, she also enjoys hunting for antique treasures and is several years into recovery from her eBay addiction. UPDATE: She backslid a while back, enticed to bid on a 1945 Singer Featherweight. (She won.) But now she’s back on the wagon. Really!

She plays a 12-string acoustic guitar and leads music at her church. Whenever possible, she pulls out her violin and plays with a favorite local orchestra. NOTE: Cathy once placed second in the Ladies Division of her local Old Time Fiddler’s Contest. No kidding. Her trophy is dusty and she rarely attempts bluegrass now – definitely no Alison Krauss – but sometimes dreams about working up “Faded Love” again. With double-stops.

Cathy’s a member of Mystery Writers of America, Sisters In Crime, American Christian Fiction Writers, Quills of Faith Writers Group, Oregon Christian WritersThe Writer’s Forum, and Sun Country Quilters.