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 short 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 three 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).

Publications & Prizes


Beyond Centauri: April 2012 (Sam's Dot Publishing, 2012)
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)


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)
Soul Picked Clean (March 30, 2019) (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: 
Tachyon by William DeVault, Ghost Story: Dresden Files #13 by Jim Butcher, The Art of Showing Up by Rachel Wilkerson Miller, The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Basho

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Last update: Feb 04, 2022