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BOOKS
CREATING AN ONLINE PRESENCE (Career Building for Writers). 2014. Amazon. Smashwords.

Work for hire has included button and refrigerator magnet slogans, encyclopedia articles, a guidebook to Baltimore, trivia questions for both physical and web-based games, C# and VB.NET code samples, industry white papers on electronic privacy and data security, technical documentation, short stories, travel and news articles, reviews, personal essays, and web copy.

See this page for interviews with and by Cat.

PODCASTING BASICS (CAREER BUILDING FOR WRITERS), with Folly Blaine, forthcoming.
CREATING AN ONLINE PRESENCE (CAREER BUILDING FOR WRITERS), 2013.
WRITING HEROIC FANTASY, Rogue Blades Entertainment, 2013. Eyes Like Sky and Coal and Moonlight: Watching From the Sidelines.
SFWA BLOG, February 13, 2013. Five Tips to Improve Your Amazon Author Central Page.
SFWA BLOG, January 18, 2013. An Interview with Jennifer Brozek.
SFWA BLOG, December 10, 2012. Book Promotion Giveaways: What Works?.
SFWA BLOG, September 5, 2012. Advice on Writing Mentors.
SFWA BLOG, July 24, 2012. Writing and Courage.
SFWA BLOG, May 22, 2012. How Writers Can Use Pinterest.
SFWA BLOG, April 16, 2012. Interview with Stina Leicht.
DARK CONTINENTS, March, 2012. Small Presses Are the Risk-Takers.
SFWA BLOG, March 15, 2012. Interview with Jason Heller.
SFWA BLOG, March 7, 2012. Interview with Myke Cole.
SFWA BLOG, February 3, 2012. Review: The Late American Novel
SFWA BLOG, September, 2011. An Interview With Norman Spinrad, Anarchist
SFWA BLOG, August, 2011. The Weird World of the VanderMeers, Part I
SFWA BLOG, August, 2011. The Weird World of the VanderMeers, Part II
SFWA BLOG, August, 2011. The Weird World of the VanderMeers, Part III
HELLOSEATTLE, May 18, 2011. Five Seattle Touring Possibilities
HELLOSEATTLE, May 18, 2011. Westlake: Wander for Seattle Shopping
HELLOSEATTLE, May 15, 2011. Seattle Free School: Education that’s Easy on the Wallet
HELLOSEATTLE, May 15, 2011. Five Seattle Toy Stores: For Kids and Adults Alike
HELLOSEATTLE, May 15, 2011. Izilla Toys: Serving Up Play As Well As Toys
HELLOSEATTLE, May 15, 2011. SecondStory Rep: Show Your Child the Stage
HELLOSEATTLE, May 13, 2011. Adams, Seattle
HELLOSEATTLE, May 9, 2011. Five Seattle Mountain Areas Worth Visiting
HELLOSEATTLE, May 3, 2011. Five Delicious Ways to Taste Seattle at Pike Place Market
SFWA BLOG, April, 2011. Interview with Kay Kenyon
HELLOSEATTLE, April 27, 2011. Market Spice: A Tradition of Tea in Seattle’s Pike Place Market
HELLOSEATTLE, April 27, 2011. Chukar Cherries: Local Cherries Turned into Elegant Candies
HELLOSEATTLE, April 19, 2011. Eagle Harbor Book Company: Books on Bainbridge
HELLOSEATTLE, April 19, 2011. Magic Mouse Toys: Not Just For Kids
HELLOSEATTLE, April 19, 2011. Five Seattle Blogs to Follow
HELLOSEATTLE, April 19, 2011. Seattle Ghost Tours: Explore the Haunted Side of Seattle
HELLOSEATTLE, April 19, 2011. Seattle Center Opens Observation Wheel
HELLOSEATTLE, April 17, 2011. Five Seattle Touring Possibilities
HELLOSEATTLE, April 17, 2011. Five East Side Brunch Spots for Mother’s Day
HELLOSEATTLE, April 13, 2011. Juanita Bay Park: Walk on the Wild Side (of Nature) in Kirkland
HELLOSEATTLE, April 13, 2011. Savor Seattle Food Tours: Walking for a Taste of Seattle
HELLOSEATTLE, April 8, 2011. Church Mouse Yarns and Teas: Knitting On Bainbridge
HELLOSEATTLE, April 8, 2011. New Orleans Creole Restaurant: Cajun Food and Music
HELLOSEATTLE, April 4, 2011. Norwescon 2011: Science Fiction and Fantasy Converge
HELLOSEATTLE, April 1, 2011. Five Best Places to Thrift Shop on Seattle’s East Side
HELLOSEATTLE, April 1, 2011. Five Places to Find Fun Seattle Wedding Favors.
HELLOSEATTLE, March 29, 2011. Grass Lawn Park: Outdoor Activities and More in Redmond
HELLOSEATTLE, March 22, 2011. Shima Sushi: A Bainbridge Restaurant With Japanese Flavor
HELLOSEATTLE, March 22, 2011. Utilikilts Seattle: Go Pantless
HELLOSEATTLE, March 17, 2011. Regent Bakery and Cafe: Cakes and Chinese, As You Please
HELLOSEATTLE, March 17, 2011. Westlake Center: Wander for Seattle Shopping
HELLOSEATTLE, March 17, 2011. Five Specialty Bookstores in Seattle.
HELLOSEATTLE, March 14, 2011. Marymoor Park Reflexology Path: Taking Steps for Healthy Walking
HELLOSEATTLE, March 12, 2011. Hartman Park: Have a Ball with Sports in Redmond
HELLOSEATTLE, March 12, 2011. Sambar, Seattle: Chic Cocktails in a Cozy Seattle Setting
HELLOSEATTLE, March 11, 2011. Golden Gardens Park: Sandy Beaches and Sound Views
HELLOSEATTLE, March 10, 2011. Rachel the Pig Returns to Pike Place Market
HELLOSEATTLE, March 8, 2011. Five Places to Host Your Seattle Outdoor Wedding
HELLOSEATTLE, March 6, 2011. Century Ballroom: Two Can Tango (And Swing) In Seattle
HELLOSEATTLE, March 6, 2011. Marymoor Dog Park: Your Dogs Won’t Rest
HELLOSEATLLE, March 6, 2011. Five Best Places For Seattle Birdwatching
HELLOSEATTLE, March 3, 2011. Bellevue Botanical Garden: Plants Going Native
PATCH.COM, March, 2011. Volunteers Dig In At Hartman Park
HELLOSEATTLE, Feb 27, 2011. Redmond Work and Western Wear: Clothes for Cowboys
HELLOSEATTLE, Feb 27, 2011. Petrified Forest State Park: A Fossilized Forest
HELLOSEATTLE, Feb 14, 2011. Bridle Trails State Park: Escape into the Green
RISE REVIEWS, Feb 6, 2011. Destination: Future
HELLOSEATTLE, Feb 6, 2011. Edge Skate Park: Grinds, Flips, and Grabs
HELLOSEATTLE, Feb 3, 2011. McDonald’s Book Exchange: Get Your Read On
HELLOSEATTLE, Feb 3, 2011. Vovito: Gelato, Coffee, and Crepes
HELLOSEATTLE, Feb 2, 2011. Greg Bear, Writer of the Future
HELLOSEATTLE, Feb 2, 2011. Skillet Street Food: Seek the Sizzle of Street Food
PATCH.COM, February, 2011. Redmond’s Landscape: How Much Is Microsoft?
SEATTLE WOMAN MAGAZINE, February, 2011. Speculative in Seattle
HELLOSEATTLE, Jan 31, 2011. The Sammamish River Trail: Eleven Miles of Green
HELLOSEATTLE, Jan 31, 2011. Bamboo Garden Seattle: Szechuan With Sizzle
HELLOSEATTLE, Jan 28, 2011. Nancy Pearl, Action Librarian
HELLOSEATTLE, Jan 26, 2011. Microsoft Visitor Center: Examining the Bits
RISE REVIEWS, January 1, 2011. Steam Powered: Lesbian Steampunk Stories
HELLOSEATTLE, Dec 27, 2010. Taj Palace: Regal Dining in Bollywood Atmosphere
HELLOSEATTLE, Dec 2, 2010. Crossroads Mall: More Social Than Most
HELLOSEATTLE, Dec 2, 2010. Redmond Town Center: A Little of This, A Little of That
HELLOSEATTLE, Nov 21, 2010. Cougar Mountain: Explore Ancient Mountains
HELLOSEATTLE, Nov 17, 2010. Bellevue Square: Upscale and Inclusive
HELLOSEATTLE, Nov 15, 2010. Continental: Not So Suave
HELLOSEATTLE, Nov 9, 2010. Jitters: Redmond’s Caffeinated Heart
HELLOSEATTLE, Nov 2, 2011. Washington Serpentarium: Leaping Lizards!
HELLOSEATTLE, Oct 30, 2010. Bastyr University: As Natural as it Gets
HELLOSEATTLE, Oct 30, 2010. Ooba’s Mexican Grill: Ooh, Ooh, Good
HELLOSEATTLE, Oct 27, 2010. Farrel-McWhirter Park: Farm Living Is The Life For Me
HELLOSEATTLE.CM, Oct 22, 2010. Coho Cafe: Funky Atmosphere, Good Food
HELLOSEATTLE, Oct 18, 2010. Parkplace Books: Sit And Read A Spell
HELLOSEATTLE, Oct 16, 2010. The Children’s Museum, Seattle: Kidding Around In a Family-Friendly Place
HELLOSEATTLE, Oct 16, 2010. Frankie’s Pizza And Pasta: Eastside Redmond Atmosphere
HELLOSEATTLE, Oct 11, 2010. Idylwood Beach Park: Water View Among The Crowds
HELLOSEATTLE, Oct 6, 2010. Marymoor Park: Everything You Could Wish For And More
HELLOSEATTLE, Oct 5, 2010. Serious Pie: Taking Pizza To A New Level
HUFFINGTON POST, October 7, 2010. Washington State Female Leaders Honor the Women Who Inspired Them
SFWA BLOG, September, 2010. Interview with Brenda Cooper
HUFFINGTON POST, September 28, 2010. Washington State Democrats Push the Negative – Somewhat Ineffectually.
DANIWEB.COM, August 25, 2010. Digging the New Digg
DANIWEB.COM, August 21, 2010. Rape Charges Against Wikileaks Founder Dismissed
DANIWEB.COM, August 20, 2010. Digg Trying To Outshovel the Competition
DANIWEB.COM, August 13, 2010. A Quick Look At Facebook’s Updated SDK For Apple iOS
DANIWEB.COM, August 12, 2010. Flatr – Will It Get You Everywhere?
DANIWEB.COM, August 11, 2010. White House Asks Allies to Assist In Punishing Wikileaks
DANIWEB.COM, August 9, 2010. Google Keeps On Buying, This Time It’s Going Gold
DANIWEB.COM, August 9, 2010. FCC Chair Comes Out On Net Neutrality’s Side
DANIWEB.COM, August 5, 2010. Apple Sues Over Shoddiness
DANIWEB.COM, August 5, 2010. Pentagon Tells WikiLeaks To Return Documents
DANIWEB.COM, August 5, 2010. Google’s Found Its Social Czar
DANIWEB.COM, August 5, 2010. Is Google Sliding Further Into Social Games?
DANIWEB.COM, August 4, 2010. Humans Still Supreme Over Computers (For Now)
DANIWEB.COM, August 4, 2010. Apple Drops Game Center For Older Devices
DANIWEB.COM, August 4, 2010. Social Networking Goes To The Movies With fflick.
DANIWEB.COM, August 3, 2010. Google Offers Multiple Account Sign-in
DANIWEB.COM, August 3, 2010. Connecticut Attorney General Calls Amazon and Apple ‘Anticompetitive’
DANIWEB.COM, August 3 2010. Zombie Michael Jackson Finds Himself Eradicated
DANIWEB.COM, August 2, 2010. Defcon Hacker Demonstrates GSM Vulnerabilities
DANIWEB.COM, August 2, 2010. For Microsoft, Ads Trumped Privacy
DANIWEB.COM, August 2, 2010. Who’s Serving Up the Most Malware? Google
DANIWEB.COM, August 2, 2010. Why Is Facebook Giving You Credits?
DANIWEB.COM, July 31, 2010. Sneak Peek At Samsung’s New Tablet
DANIWEB.COM, July 30, 2010. Is That Website Watching You?
DANIWEB.COM, July 30, 2010. Is Apple Anticipating Your Mobile App?
DANIWEB.COM, July 29, 2010. YouTube Offers 15 Minutes of Fame
DANIWEB.COM, July 29, 2010. Android App May Be Stealing Your Information
DANIWEB.COM, July 29, 2010. Facebook Scores A Win In Patent Lawsuit
DANIWEB.COM, July 29, 2010. Facebook Hacked…Well, Sort Of
DANIWEB.COM, July 28, 2010. A New Way To Make Money From Blogging
DANIWEB.COM, July 28, 2010. Will Steve Ballmer Be Forced Out?
DANIWEB.COM, July 28, 2010. Disney Wants To Play Too
DANIWEB.COM, July 27, 2010. Amazon Makes Friends With Facebook
DANIWEB.COM, July 27, 2010. No More Need for the SARCASM Tag
SFWA BULLETIN, December, 2009. The Networks Around Us
FANTASY MAGAZINE, October 15, 2009. Found Among Time’s Detritus: Sybil’s Garage No. 6
FANTASY MAGAZINE. September 22, 2009. James Maxey’s Dragonseed
FANTASY MAGAZINE, September 10, 2009. Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Mantchev
FANTASY MAGAZINE, June 17, 2009. Top Ten Differences Between True Blood And Twilight
FANTASY MAGAZINE, May 28, 2009. More Than A Wizard: L. Frank Baum
FANTASY MAGAZINE, April 3, 2009. Edward Plunkett and the Dragon of Romance
FANTASY MAGAZINE, October 2, 2008. Why the Twilight Series Bugs Me
FANTASY MAGAZINE, March, 2008. Thoughts on Think
SETTLERS OF THE NEW VIRTUAL WORLDS, 2008. From God to Customer Service.
THE ESCAPIST, January 28, 2008. Hey Kids, Let’s Make a Movie: Machinima
SUITE101.COM SCI-FI FANTASY FICTION, Science Fiction and Gender Panel at SFM
SUITE101.COM SCI-FI/FANTASY FICTION, The Lorelei Signal.
TALKING BACK, Aqueduct Press, 2006. A Letter to W. S. Burroughs.
SEATTLE GAY NEWS, January 7, 2006. Eastside Legislator to be challenged by a fair-minded candidate
THE ESCAPIST, May 30, 2006. Sponsored by Microsoft and Apple
THE ESCAPIST, May 5, 2006. As Sands Through the Hourglass: The Evolution of Armageddon’s Policy on Roleplayed Cybersex
MUD DRAKE, May, 2003. Script-mania.
SEATTLE GAY NEWS, December 30, 2005. Religious leaders urge for passage of antidiscrimination bill
DEEPFRIEDRICE.COM, December 14, 2005. Intel ECO Scoffs at One Laptop Per Child
DEEPFRIEDRICE.COM, December 13, 2005. Sony: The Root of the Problem
MSDN, July 2004, My Walkthroughs(with Joe Binder)
BOOTSNALL WORLD ADVENTURES, March 2005. Stepping off Into Space: Zip-Trekking
THE MUD JOURNAL, January, 2003. Documentation: What is it Good For?
THE MUD JOURNAL, November, 2002. Harry Potter MU*s
MSDN Online chat, May 28, 2002. Exception Handling in Visual Basic
MSDN, April 2002. Accessing the Registry with Visual Basic .NET
MSDN, February, 2002. Introduction to Exception Handling in Visual Basic .NET
IMAGINARY REALITIES, June, 2001. Adjusting to Altitude
IMAGINARY REALITIES, April, 2001. On the Treatment of Coders
IMAGINARY REALITIES, February, 2001. Zen and the Art of Spiral-Carved Incense Burners
IMAGINARY REALITIES, March 2000. (with Krrx) Clans in a Roleplaying World
IMAGINARY REALITIES, January, 2000. I Think, Therefore I Roleplay
ON OUR MINDS, Fall, 1993: What Do Women’s Studies Students Really Want?, “On The Modem” (column)
LITERARY MAGAZINE REVIEW, Fall, 1991.
THE MARYLAND POETRY REVIEW, Summer, 1991.
BELLES LETTRES, September, 1990.
LITERARY MAGAZINE REVIEW, Fall, 1990.
THE OBSERVER, 1985-86.
THE SOUTH BEND TRIBUNE, 1981 to 1989