Contact information:
Contact Cat at catrambo AT

Short bio:
Cat Rambo lives, writes, and teaches atop a hill in the Pacific Northwest. Her 200+ fiction publications include stories in Asimov’s, Clarkesworld Magazine, and The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. She is an Endeavour, Nebula, and World Fantasy Award nominee. Her 2018 works include Hearts of Tabat (novel, WordFire Press) and the updated 3rd edition of Creating an Online Presence for Writers. For more about her, as well as links to her fiction and her popular online school, The Rambo Academy for Wayward Writers, see

Longer bio:

John Barth described Cat Rambo’s writings as “works of urban mythopoeia” — her stories take place in a universe where chickens aid the lovelorn, Death is just another face on the train, and Bigfoot gives interviews to the media on a daily basis. She has worked as a programmer-writer for Microsoft and a Tarot card reader, professions which, she claims, both involve a certain combination of technical knowledge and willingness to go with the flow. In 2005 she attended the Clarion West Writers’ Workshop. Among the places in which her stories have appeared are ASIMOV’S, WEIRD TALES, CLARKESWORLD, and STRANGE HORIZONS, and her work has consistently garnered mentions and appearances in year’s best of anthologies. Her collection, EYES LIKE SKY AND COAL AND MOONLIGHT was an Endeavour Award finalist in 2010 and followed her collaboration with Jeff VanderMeer, THE SURGEON’S TALE AND OTHER STORIES. Her most recent collection is NEAR + FAR, from Hydra House Books, which contains Nebula-nominated “Five Ways to Fall in Love on Planet Porcelain”.

She has edited anthologies as well as the online award-winning, critically-acclaimed Fantasy Magazine. Her work with Fantasy Magazine earned her a nomination for a World Fantasy Award in 2012. She teaches at Bellevue College as well as in a highly successful series of online classes. She has also taught for Clarion West, the King County Library System, and Fields End.

Although no longer actively involved with the game, she is one of the minds behind Armageddon MUD, the oldest roleplay-intensive MUD (an interactive text-based game) on the Internet, which has been described as “like no other mud I have played before“, “the most entertaining game I’ve ever played“, “the most creative, emotionally involved mud on the Net” and “a place of astonishing beauty and detail“. She continues to do some game writing as well as technology journalism and book reviews. A longtime volunteer with the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA), she served as itsVice President from 2014-2015 and is its current President. For more about her, as well as links to her fiction, see


Photo of Cat by the Great Wall.

On the Great Wall.

Fantasy and SF writer Cat Rambo

Photo by Cat Rambo

Fantasy and SF writer Cat Rambo

Fantasy and SF writer Cat Rambo in the San Juan Islands. Photo by Wayne Rambo.

Cat at Disneyland

Fantasy and SF writer Cat Rambo in Disneyland with a friend. Photo by Michael J. Francis.

Picture of Cat Rambo

Taken at World Fantasy Con, 2011. Photo Credit: On Focus Photos,