About

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Cat Winters is a critically acclaimed, award-winning author of four novels for teens: In the Shadow of Blackbirds (2014 Morris Award finalist, a School Library Journal Best Book of 2013), The Cure for Dreaming (2014 Amelia Bloomer Project pick), The Steep and Thorny Way (a Kirkus Best Teen Book of 2016, Junior Library Guild selection), and the recently released Odd & True. Her YA novels have garnered eight starred reviews between them, and they've appeared on numerous state and "best of" lists. She is also the author of two novels for adults, The Uninvited and Yesternight, and she contributed to the young adult horror anthology Slasher Girls & Monster Boys.

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. She lives in a suburb outside of Portland, Oregon, surrounded by forests that offer plenty of inspiration for her Gothic, atmospheric tales.

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

A Sampling of Interviews:

YA Books Central (9/16/17)
The Big Thrill (10/1/16)
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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