Cast of Characters

A Novelists Inc. Anthology

by Catherine Anderson, Barbara Bretton, Victoria Alexander

The Fiction Studio

April 3, 2012

ISBN-10: 1936558505

ISBN-13: 9781936558506

Available in: Trade Size

Cast of Characters
by Catherine Anderson, Barbara Bretton, Victoria Alexander

Twenty-eight leading voices in fiction ---
Including eleven New York Times bestselling authors ---
Join together in a celebration of great storytelling

We love fiction. It's in our blood and it's in our souls. Great stories thrill us and inspire us in a way that nothing else can. If you're like us, then we invite you to revel in this anthology of all-original stories we've created for you.

In CAST OF CHARACTERS, you'll meet a collection of unforgettable personalities. The devoted wife who discovers her husband's devastating secret. The Black Death survivor who reinvents herself. The woman who finds love in the arms of a dark, dangerous artist. The devoted scientist faced with a daunting ethical dilemma. The woman who hears ghosts. The gorgeous but fated young man. The small-town beauty queen with a world-class mean streak. The inventor who fears his invention. The man seeking a reunion decades later with his first love. The stalker who understands too late who he is stalking. The dreadful athlete who gets one opportunity to win. The man who loves a woman society will not allow him to love. These are only a few of the figures who will leap from the page and take residence in your heart.

In addition, CAST OF CHARACTERS is highlighted by several "events" you won't want to miss:


  • #1 New York Times bestselling author Victoria Alexander delivers her first short story with a contemporary setting --- as does New York Times bestselling author Tanya Anne Crosby.
  • New York Times bestselling author Jo Beverley brings back the hero of her novel Forbidden Magic.
  • New York Times bestselling author Angie Fox creates a new Biker Witches story.
  • New York Times bestselling author Heather Graham writes her first story with her son Jason.
  • New York Times bestselling author Katie MacAlister tells the story of one of her most beloved teen characters as an adult.
  • National bestselling author Julie Ortolon tells the beloved Pearl Island story her fans have been clamoring for.
  • National bestselling author Diana Peterfreund offers the origin story for one of the most important magical items in her "killer unicorn" series.


A huge volume of twenty-eight stories ranging from romance to suspense to fantasy to comedy to poignant character pieces, CAST OF CHARACTERS is a must-have book for everyone who loves fiction. Contributors include: Catherine Anderson, Victoria Alexander, Jo Beverley, Barbara Bretton, Julie Compton, Tanya Anne Crosby, Carole Nelson Douglas, Rosemary Edghill, Angie Fox, Heather Graham and Jason Pozzessere, Greg Herren, Vicki Hinze, Marianna Jameson, Wayne Jordan, Kate Kingsbury, CJ Lyons, Katie MacAlister, Ashley McConnell, Jody Lynn Nye, Julie Ortolon, Diana Peterfreund, Laura Resnick, Patricia Rice, Deb Stover, Victoria Strauss, Karen Tintori, Diane Whiteside and Steven Womack.

Catherine Anderson's Bio

Catherine Anderson is a bestselling American romance novelist. Anderson has written over 35 epic, bestselling books. She resides in the Big Sky Country of Montana and has authored many award-winning historical and contemporary novels. Many of her books have been voted on by readers as notable on’s Listopia. Throughout her career, her works have made numerous bestseller lists, such as the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, Ingram, Waldenbooks, and Barnes and Noble. She has received nominations for the Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Awards, as well as being a Rita Award finalist, and was given a Career Achievement Award by Romantic Times for Contemporary Romance. Catherine greatly enjoys interacting with her followers on Facebook. Join in all the fun at