Catherine Alexander, Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominee, has published stories in 38 literary journals, including North Atlantic Review, Rosebud (two successive issues), Bryant Literary Review, Rockhurst Review and won "Jurors' Choice" in Spindrift. National Public Radio has aired her work. Her story, “Backyards,” was performed by Jorja Fox (Sara Sidle in TV’s CSI) in a Los Angeles Word Theatre production. She has taught fiction and memoir at Edmonds Community College, University of Washington, writing conferences, senior centers and to homeless groups. She now leads a private class in Seattle. Living in Edmonds, Washington, with her two dogs and a Maine Coon cat, she has completed a novel, a novella, and a short-story collection. She is actively shopping her novel, Dogs Don't Cook.