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Cat Winters is a critically acclaimed, award-winning author of five novels for teens: In the Shadow of Blackbirds, The Cure for Dreaming, The Steep and Thorny WayOdd & True, and a forthcoming novel about Edgar Allan Poe's teenage years, The Raven's Tale (available 4/16/19). She has been named a Morris Award finalist, a Bram Stoker Award nominee, and an Oregon Spirit Book Award winner, and her young adult novels have appeared on Kirkus, School Library Journal, and Booklist best-of-the-year lists, as well as numerous state 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.

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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 currently lives in a suburb outside of Portland, Oregon, surrounded by forests that offer ample 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/Articles:

The Raven Lunatics (6/7/18)
Bustle (1/19/18)
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)
Portland Book Review (8/18/15)
About Face (6/11/15) 

For Books' Sake (4/13/15)
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)
The Secret Life of Writers (5/23/13)
My Friends Are Fiction (5/13/13)
WovenMyst (4/9/13)
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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