Cat Russell

Poet, Fiction Writer

Author's Bio

Cat Russell shares her life with her high school sweetheart, their son, and another ferocious creature in the wilds of Ohio while writing stories, composing poetry, and learning more about the craft every day. Her work has been published in print and online, and she is the author of four books: Soul Picked Clean (March 2019),  An Optimist’s Journal of the End of Days and Other Stories (August 2020), and Pinholes: Traveling through the Curtain of the Night (November 2021, Writing Knights Press). Her latest book is her poetry collection, Kaleidoscope, published September 2022 via Venetian Spider Press.

Publications & Prizes


Pinholes: Traveling Through the Curtain of the Night (Writing Knights Press, 2021)
An Optimist's Journal of the End of Days and Other Stories (Venetian Spider Press, 2020)
Beyond Centauri


Hessler Street Fair Poetry Anthology: 50th Anniversary (Writing Knights Press, 2019)
Twisted Tales 2016: Flash Fiction with a Twist (Raging Aardvark Publishing, 2017)
Poetry Quarterly: Summer 2016 (Prolific Press, 2016)
Twisted Tales (Raging Aardvark Publishing, 2012)
Kaleidoscope: The Poetry of Cat Russell (Venetian Spider Press, 2022)
Soul Picked Clean (Crisis Chronicles Press, 2019)

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Douglas Adams, William Shakespeare, Robert Heinlein, Terry Pratchett, Jim C. Hines, Edgar Allan Poe, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and too many Northeast Ohio poets to list
What I'm reading now: 
Wrest of the Worthwhile by John Burroughs, The Wall by Marlen Haushofer, In the Ravine and other stories by Anton Chekov, Skin Game: A Dresden Files novel by Jim Butcher, Color Theory for Dummies by Eric Hibit

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Last update: Apr 27, 2023