From The Author

I have a confession to make: I am not the most tech savvy person in the world.  In fact, I may be close to the bottom in that department. 

I am a mystery/crime writer, which means I deal in death: gotta have at least one body in the story, more if possible.  At least it’s fictional!  Sometimes when people ask me where I got my outrageous plots, I answer with my own question:  Have you read the newspaper lately?

In any case, I think mysteries are so popular because they usually offer justice for crimes that, in real life, might go unpunished.  There’s always  a puzzle and it’s always solved.  I love that.

Solving tech problems is not within my skill set, however.

Luckily I have my wonderful, talented daughter-in-law, THE Meredith Henderson, who helped me with the website. So as not to bother her too often, this site will provide all the basic information about my work.  For those of you who are interested in the most recent dope - including events, or a bit about me and my travels - you have to go other places too, such as my newsletter and/or blog. (See all the buttons at the top. I think they are called badges or something.) 

My Emily Taylor Mystery series is published by Imajin Books. Their wonderful website, with all your other favourite authors listed too, is: www.imajinbooks.com . Sign up for their newsletter (I.B.I.C. – Imajin Books Inner Circle) so you'll know when each new novel is released. 

Here is my writing path for those of you who are interested in me, in reading, or in becoming an author yourself.  In 2005, my first book, Emily Taylor Mystery One, “The Bridgeman”, was self-published by my company, Moe Publications, a sister of Sisbro & Co. Inc., and immediately sold all copies printed.  The feedback regarding the novel was tremendous. 

In 2006, I was given an Arts Award from the City of Brampton to honour the 2005 novel. Two years later I published “Victim”, Emily Taylor Mystery Two, through Trafford Publishing Inc.  My readers told me they loved it.  “Victim” also received a very flattering review in the Hamilton Spectator by Don Graves.  A year after that came Book Three, entitled Legacy, again published by Moe Publications, of Sisbro & Co. Inc., again with a favorable review from Don Graves and my readers.

In the meantime, I wrote a book called Positive Energy Practicum, illustrated by my photographer husband, Vincent Astolfo. Not published – yet.

The fourth and final installment of the Emily Taylor Series, called “Seventh Fire”, was launched in the fall, 2010, once more published by Moe Publications. 

In September, 2011, Imajin Books bought the rights to all four books! What a moment that was. Cheryl Kaye Tardif, my publisher, is not only an amazing person but also a tremendous writer, marketer and businesswoman. One of my heroes.  

Right now, I am working on four books:  a cozy, a hybrid mystery (romance, history, on top of suspense), and two children’s mysteries. 

I am a past President of The Crime Writers of Canada and a member of Sisters in Crime. 
At the Bloody Words Conference in 2009, I won Second Prize in the Bony Pete short story contest.  In 2010, my story won First Prize. 2012 was definitely my year career-wise. I won the prestigious Arthur Ellis Best Crime Short Story and was honoured by the Derrick Murdoch Award for outstanding contribution to Crime Writers of Canada. I was also a finalist for the Women of Achievement Award in Brampton/Caledon Zonta Club.

I have two cats, a wonderful, loving family, and lots of amazing friends and fans. I consider myself one of the luckiest women on the planet. Thanks for dropping by and contact me any time.  cathy@catherineastolfo.com






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The
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The Bridgeman



Victim



Legacy



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Quotes:

“After reading The Bridgeman, you’ll want to go home, lock the doors, and hug your pet.” -- Anthony Bidulka, author of The Russel Quant Series 
“You won’t catch your breath until the last page turns.” -- Lou Allin, author of She Felt No Pain 
“Victim will linger in your mind long after you’ve closed the book...a gifted piece of writing.” -- Don Graves, The Hamilton Spectator 
“Legacy...powerful... searing.” --Gail Bowen, author of The Joanne Kilbourn Mysteries 
“Legacy...beautifully written opening...clever closing chapters.” -- D.J McIntosh, author of The Witch of Babylon 
“A writer of masterful plots, Catherine has completed the story of Emily Taylor’s secret past with a twist and a shock.” -- Merci Fournier, author of Plural Spaces

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