Catherine Seress has been writing since she was eight years old. Beginning as many young
authors do with passing notes in class, jotting down short stories and composing research papers she
then advanced her to skills to include poetry, prose, a novel, and three screenplays. Catherine’s latest
work is an enchanting, inspirational book called “The Secret Language of the Heart,” where she has
drawn from her extensive travel and life experiences to compile a unique collection of verse.
A self-proclaimed citizen of the world, Catherine has been
traveling since childhood and has lived much of her life abroad.
A first generation American who has fully experienced having
to acclimate herself to recurrent new situations has given her
a very balanced life perspective. Catherine discovered,
through her travels, the core of humanity is essentially the
same the world over. She found that no matter what their
origins, people have the same dreams, hopes and desires for
themselves, their families and their communities.
Catherine has spent a significant portion of her professional,
as well as personal, life giving to others. Although her main
stint was working for many years as an Executive Coach while
living in England, she has volunteered as a tutor for functionally
illiterate adults, has promoted nature and environmental causes,
and has donated her time working at a hospice. Catherine also has experience in television and radio,
where, notably, one day a man messaged in while listening to her talk and declared, “She has the kind of
voice men used to joust over.” A passionate speaker, she has presented in front of many groups, including
international audiences of several hundred.
Ultimately learning from her own missteps in life, Catherine exudes an undeniable level of humility and
humor wherever she goes and is often spoken of as bringing a deep sense of peace to those with whom she
comes into contact. She continues to step upward and forward to be counted among those considered
courageous and strong, even when she, herself, would say that she is not. Catherine
can be found holding doors open for others, making small talk with strangers and passing out smiles
Truly a family publication, “The Secret Language of the Heart” was illustrated by Catherine’s eldest son,
Stephen, when he was 16, and her sister and brother-in-law designed the cover. Currently residing in
Southwest Florida with her youngest son, she often attends Open Mic events where she recites her
poetry under her name of “Bharati Ishaya.” Her presentations are commonly described as deeply moving,
touching and refreshing to the soul.