Cat Russell


Author's Bio

Cat Russell shares her life with her high school sweetheart, their son, and other ferocious creatures 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 Flash Me magazine, Metro Fiction, Beyond Centauri, and the ‘Best of Friday Flash – Volume One‘ and ‘-Volume Two‘ anthologies, as well as Poetry Quarterly and Three Line Poetry. Her first book of poetry, Soul Picked Clean, published March 2019 by Crisis Chronicles Press. Her prose collection, An Optimist’s Journal of the End of Days and Other Stories, published August 2020 via Venetian Spider Press.

Publications & Prizes

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: 
Divine Comedy (Longfellow's translation) by Dante Alighieri, Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler, Writing on the Wall: Social Media - The First 2,000 Years by Tom Standage

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Last update: Sep 02, 2020