Kate Sheeran Swed

Kate Sheeran Swed

Kate Sheeran Swed loves hot chocolate, plastic dinosaurs, and airplane tickets. She has trekked along the Inca Trail to Macchu Picchu, hiked on the Mýrdalsjökull glacier in Iceland, and climbed the ruins of Masada to watch the sunrise over the Dead Sea. Her stories have appeared in Writing Tomorrow, Verdad, HOOT Review, and Words and Images. She recently completed an MFA in Creative Writing at Pacific University.


Following an idyllic childhood in New Hampshire—which she spent forcing her little sister into fantastical games involving cowgirls, wizards, and marching bands (really)—she completed degrees in music performance at the University of Maine and Ithaca College. She recently completed an MFA in Creative Writing at Pacific University. Kate’s stories have appeared in Verdad, HOOT Review, Words and Images, and Writing Tomorrow.

Kate currently lives in New York City with her husband and an enormous orange cat named Henry. She spends her days herding graduate students as an academic administrator, while her early-morning and lunch hours are dedicated to dreaming up fantastical worlds.

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