Bio

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Cat Winters was born and raised in Southern California, near Disneyland, which may explain her love of haunted mansions, bygone eras, and fantasylands. She received degrees in drama and English from the University of California, Irvine, and formerly worked in publishing.

Her critically acclaimed debut novel, In the Shadow of Blackbirds, was named a 2014 Morris Award Finalist, a School Library Journal Best Book of 2013, a 2014 Best Fiction for Young Adults pick, and a 2013 Bram Stoker Award Nominee. Her other YA fiction includes The Cure for Dreaming (2015 Amelia Bloomer Project, the 2014 Tiptree Award Longlist, VOYA's 2014 Best Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror) and The Steep and Thorny Way (a 2016 Junior Library Guild selection). Her first novel for adults, The Uninvited, debuted in 2015, and her second, Yesternight, will release October 4, 2016. Winters was also a contributor to the YA horror anthology Slasher Girls & Monster Boys. She lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband and two kids.

Literary Representation:
Barbara Poelle, Irene Goodman Literary Agency
Heather Baror-Shapiro, Baror International  (foreign rights)
Steven Fisher, APA (film rights)

A Sampling of Interviews:

KBOO 90.7 FM (4/14/16)
Bystander Magazine (3/11/16)
IndieReview Behind the Scenes Podcast (1/8/16)
B&N Reads (10/30/15)
About Face (6/11/15)
VOYA Magazine (1/28/15)
Abrams Books Podcast (11/18/14)
Maximum Pop! (10/31/14)
Oregon Art Beat (TV interview) (10/30/14)
First Draft Podcast (9/14)
Women Make Waves (9/5/14)
YALSA's The Hub (1/2/14)
CNN.com (11/25/13)
Between the Lines (UC Irvine School of Humanities) (6/13)
Ink & Angst (5/30/13)
The Secret Life of Writers (5/23/13)
My Friends Are Fiction (5/13/13)
WovenMyst (4/9/13)
Abrams Books (4/2/13)
Nova Ren Suma's Anticipated YA Debuts (4/2/13)
One Four KidLit (4/2/13)
Realm of Fiction (2/22/13)
25 Things You Might Not Know about Me and My Book (1/3/13)
Writer, Writer, Pants on Fire (10/30/12)
IceyBooks (10/29/12)
Presenting Lenore (8/29/12)
Dear Teen Me (5/9/12)
ADR3NALIN3 (1/25/12)
Writer, Writer, Pants on Fire (1/10/12)

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