After attending a girls' school (Santa
Catalina) and getting a B.A. from Pomona
College, Catherine became an advertising copywriter.
She then joined a small publisher in Berkeley, Calif., where
she wrote and edited books including The
Recyclers Handbook, Kid
Heroes of the Environment, and The Womens
While working on the Voting Guide,
Catherine realized that there were very few books available
to help girls develop good self-esteem and stand up for
themselves. To help girls deal with this, she wrote The
Girls Guide to Life: How to Take Charge of the Issues
That Affect You (Little,
Brown & Company.
Next came a companion book of empowering quotations,
The Girls Book of Wisdom,
followed by The
Girls' Book of Friendship, The
Girls' Book of Love, and The
Girls Book of Success.
The various titles have been translated
for distribution in Japan, Thailand, and Bulgaria, and
Hallmark published a Gold Crown edition of The Girls'
Book of Friendship.
Bloomer Project: Girls' Guide
to Life, 2007
York Public Library: "Books for the Teen Age"
Girls' Guide to Life, 2006
Literacy Corporation: ALC Literary Award, 2005
American Library Association:
"Popular Paperback for Young Adults" and "Quick
Pick for Reluctant Young Readers", Girls' Book of
Adventures: Best Book, Girls' Book of Wisdom,
National Book Association: "Eighty Books for 21st
Century Girls,"Girls' Guide to Life, 1997
Francisco Chronicle: "Best Bet," Girls'
Guide to Life, 1997
P. O. Box 1964
Orangevale, CA 95662