About Cat

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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 second novel, The Cure for Dreaming, was named to ALA's 2015 Amelia Bloomer Project, the 2014 Tiptree Award Longlist, and VOYA's 2014 Best Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror. Her upcoming books include The Uninvited (William Morrow/August 2015), The Steep and Thorny Way (Amulet Books/March 2016), and Yesternight (William Morrow/Summer 2016), and she's a contributor to the 2015 YA horror anthology Slasher Girls & Monster Boys.

Cat 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:

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)

Winifred, Cat's mascot.
(No, it's not a real bird.)

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