Cat Rambo often lives, writes, and teaches in the pacific Northwest. Her 150+ fiction publications include stories in Asimov’;s, Clarkesworld Magazine, and Tor.com. Her short story,”Five Ways to Fall in Love on Planet Porcelain”; from her story collection Near + Far (Hydra House Books), was a 2012 Nebula nominee. Her editorship of Fantasy Magazine earned her a World Fantasy Award nomination in 2012 and she edited Lightspeed’s Women Destroying Fantasy issue in 2014. For more about her, as well as links to her fiction, see www.kittywumpus.net or www.patreon.com/catrambo.
John Barth described Cat Rambo’s writings as “works of urban mythopoeia” — her stories take place in a universe where chickens aid the lovelorn, Death is just another face on the train, and Bigfoot gives interviews to the media on a daily basis. She has worked as a programmer-writer for Microsoft and a Tarot card reader, professions which, she claims, both involve a certain combination of technical knowledge and willingness to go with the flow. In 2005 she attended the Clarion West Writers Workshop. Among the places in which her stories have appeared are ASIMOV’S, WEIRD TALES, CLARKESWORLD, and STRANGE HORIZONS, and her work has consistently garnered mentions and appearances in year’s best of anthologies. Her collection, EYES LIKE SKY AND COAL AND MOONLIGHT was an Endeavour Award finalist in 2010 and followed her collaboration with Jeff VanderMeer, THE SURGEON’S TALE AND OTHER STORIES. Her most recent collection is NEAR + FAR, from Hydra House Books, which contains Nebula-nominated “Five Ways to Fall in Love on Planet Porcelain”.
She has edited anthologies as well as the online award-winning, critically-acclaimed Fantasy Magazine. Her work with Fantasy Magazine earned her a nomination for a World Fantasy Award in 2012. She teaches a highly successful series of online classes, and has also taught for Clarion West, Bellevue College, Towson University, and Johns Hopkins. She is the current Vice President of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (sfwa.org).