Catherine Ensley is an author of inspirational romance.

I write inspirational historical romance. My current work-in-progress takes place on a wagon train bound for California in 1861. I am really excited about this story, however I hope to be writing about my own geographical location in the near future. My stories feature lost souls whose embittered hearts are softened by the redemptive love of Jesus and each other.

I live in the Palouse region of SE Washington with my family. My husband's great-grandfather homesteaded here in 1873 and the family's been farming ever since. Generation #6 is less than a decade away from stepping into the family tradition, should he so desire.

A Seattle transplant, I grew up reading Laura Ingalls Wilder books. I don't know if that had anything to do with it, but I confess to falling in love with the area even as I fell in love with my husband. We've lived in our own Little House on the Palouse for many years.

John Denver's "Thank God I'm a Country Boy," as well as his more romantic songs were popular during our courtship, which only added to the irresistible pull of country living.

This is a picture of me with two of our children when we were all much younger! We're in the back of a 1946 Chevy pickup. Our daughter is sitting on a gunnysack filled with newly harvested potatoes.

Like most writers,   
I am a lifelong reader of both nonfiction and fiction. I worked for many years as a librarian, and historical inspirational romance is my favorite genre. There's nothing better than an old-fashioned love story I could give to my granddaughter to read. A subtle inspirational message is icing on the cake. 

When I'm not writing

my husband and I like to fly places in the Vans RV7 that he built.  

I enjoy and I am well-versed in the Enneagram personality typing system, which I use to help me understand myself and others, and to create believable characters. Over two consecutive years during an A-Z blogging challenge, I wrote over 50 posts on the subject. Check out my 27 Instinctual Subtypes page and my Enneagram Type Matching page. These posts have been the most evergreen of all the posts I've written and continue to draw readers every single day. Because of their popularity, I plan to write more on the subject.  

I hope you will become a regular reader of my blog, and I am very happy to meet you!

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