Catherine Alexander is the author of the novel, DOGS DON’T COOK. Nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominee, she has published stories in 49 literary journals, including North Atlantic Review, Rosebud (two successive issues), Bryant Literary Review, and Rockhurst Review. She won "Jurors' Choice" in Spindrift, and was awarded “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 has taught fiction and memoir at the University of Washington, Edmonds College, and Seattle Public Library. She now leads a private class online. Living in Seattle, Washington, with her cat and two dogs, she has completed a novelette and a short-story collection. She is hard at work on her second novel.