Pacific Northwest published author, Catherine Alexander, has completed a collection of short stories, a novella and a novel. She has been nominated for the prestigious Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net Anthology, and awarded "The Prize" from City. River. Tree. Her work tracks the lives of people on the edge of society who find the strength to bind together and break free, whether from physical or mental disability, the ravages of war, or the neglect and abuse at home.