Cat Rambo is a writer and editor, largely of science fiction and fantasy. She was co-editor of Fantasy Magazine from 2007 to 2011. Rambo's stories have appeared in Asimov's, Clarkesworld Magazine and In 2012, her story "Five Ways to Fall in Love on Planet Porcelain" was a Nebula Award finalist. Her first novel, "Beasts of Tabat," was published in 2015. She also writes articles about gaming, and has done technical writing for Microsoft and Security Dynamics. Rambo served two two-year terms as President of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America form following one year as Vice President. Rambo graduated from the Johns Hopkins Writing Seminars.
“Writers will find any way to procrastinate.” - Cat Rambo   Today’s featured award-winning author is editor, professor, and two-term President of SFWA (The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America), Cat Rambo. Cat and I talk about her writing lineage, what she does to stay productive as a writer, and more meow goodness!!!   Key Things You’ll Learn: How it was being part of a sci-fi triumvirate to complete a futuristic sci-fi novel. Why she teaches classes online by herself instead of at a university. How writing is in her blood. What helped her to stay creative in 2020. What helps Cat to stay focused on writing and getting things done. Why you must let authors (and or your heroes) know that you appreciate them.     Cat’s Site: Cat’s Books: The Rambo Academy for Wayward Writers:   A special shoutout goes to EV Sharp (formally known as MagicMusicX) for his track "Computer Room". Be sure to cop this and his other wonderful tunes through the following link.     Related Episodes:   176 - "Life Has a Way" with Dwayne Jenkins (@LeDwayneJenkins):   279 – “Peak Performance Ghostwriting” with Kathrin Hutson (@ExquisitelyDark):   257.5 (Host 2 Host Special) – “Write Words” with Kristine Raymond (@k_raymondauthor):   243 – “Fantasy Writing & The Power of Audiobooks For Indie Authors” with Riley Tune (@rileytuneauthor):   247 – “Cozy Mysteries & Inclusive Children’s Books” with Kelly Brakenhoff (@inBrakenVille):   240 – “Living An International Life” with E.J. Moran:   144 - "Legends of The Grail" with Ayn Cates Sullivan (@AynCateSullivan):   92 - "Roya Sands and the Bridge Between Worlds" with Saryon Michael White:   33 - "Inspiration, Sci-Fi, & Video Games" with Beth Martin (@bethmart07):
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On the show today I had the pleasure of talking to Cat Rambo. She is a very authentic author who loves to help others in the biz. Check out the Rambo Academy for Wayward Writers Critclub., she has the Tabat series which the 3rd book is coming out in 2021,Website Media Rambo lives, writes, and edits in the Pacific Northwest. Her work has appeared in such places as Asimov's, Weird Tales, and Strange Horizons. She was the fiction editor of award-winning Fantasy Magazine ( and appeared on the World Fantasy Award ballot in 2012 for that work. Her story "Five Ways to Fall in Love on Planet Porcelain" was a 2012 Nebula Award finalist.John Barth described Cat Rambo's writings as "works of urban mythopoeia" -- her stories take place in a universe where chickens aid the lovelorn, Death is just another face on the train, and Bigfoot gives interviews to the media on a daily basis. She has worked as a programmer-writer for Microsoft and a Tarot card reader, professions which, she claims, both involve a certain combination of technical knowledge and willingness to go with the flow. In 2005 she attended the Clarion West Writers' Workshop.In 2007, her collaboration with Jeff VanderMeer, The Surgeon's Tale and Other Stories, appeared, while her first solo collection, Eyes Like Sky and Coal and Moonlight, was published in August of 2009 and was an Endeavour Award finalist. In 2012, her collection Near + Far appeared from Hydra House as well as a novella, A Seed Upon the Wind, as part of the Fathomless Abyss collaborative project. Her first novel, Beasts of Tabat, appeared in early 2015 from Wordfire Press, and the sequel, Hearts of Tabat, as well as story collection Neither Here Nor There, will appear later this year.A frequent volunteer with the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, she is currently its president. Her most recent nonfiction work is Ad Astra: The SFWA 50th Anniversary Cookbook, co-edited with Fran Wilde.
Cat Rambo:Cat Rambo is a prolific science fiction and fantasy writer of short stories. Her two hundred plus stories have appeared in many anthologies and magazines including Asimov’s, Clarkesworld, and is a Nebula Award winner and has been nominated for the World Fantasy Award, and been a finalist for the Million Writers and the Compton Crook Awards, as well as been on the Locus Recommended Reading List.Cat was the co-editor of Fantasy Magazine from 2007 to 2011 and is a pastPresident (two terms) of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America(SFWA). She lives and teaches in the Pacific Northwest. Douglas Coleman Show offers audio and video promotional packages for music artists as well as video promotional packages for authors. Please see our website for complete details.
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Nov 14th, 1963
Seattle, Washington, United States of America
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