Chicago native Catherine O’Connell is the author of three novels, Well Read and Dead, Well Bred and Dead and Skins.
A graduate of the University of Colorado School of Journalism, she has been employed in a number of fields to include hotel maid, bar manager, floor runner at the Chicago Board of Trade, sommelier, and sales executive, giving her insight into many walks of life that she incorporates into her writing.
A member of Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime, she sits on the board of the Aspen Writers’ Foundation and oversees the foundation’s weekly writers group. She is also a literacy advocate through the adult education program, English in Action, and has served as a moderator of the Great Books and Sharing Shakespeare programs at the Aspen Institute.
Catherine has appeared on ABC, NBC, CBS, the Cox network and numerous radio shows including WGN Radio’s SUNDAY PAPERS with Rick Kogan.
A consummate reader, wine expert, skier, back country hiker and biker, she divides her time between Aspen, Chicago and Paris.