CATHERINE ALEXANDER has published stories in 45 literary journals, including North Atlantic Review, Rosebud (two successive issues), Bryant Literary Review, and Rockhurst Review. She won "Juror's Choice" in Spindrift and "The Prize" from City.River.Tree. Paul Auster read her story, “Dancing on 74th Street,” on NPR. Jorja Fox from television’s CSI performed “Backyards” in a WordTheatre production. For fifteen years, she taught fiction and memoir at the University of Washington, Edmonds College, Seattle Public Library, writing conferences, senior lefts and to homeless groups. Besides writing her second novel, she leads a private class in Seattle. Living in Edmonds, Washington, with her cat and two dogs, she has completed a novel, a novelette, and a short-story collection.