I live in Pittsburgh with my wonderful and talented husband, Paul Stefko, and our cats, Zuko, Twilight Sparkle, and Yona.

I write science fiction, fantasy, and horror short stories, novellas, and novels.  I’m a member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of Association and the Horror Writers Association.  I’ve sold a novel and over 200 short stories. You can find a full list (including lots of short stories that you can read for free!) under my writing credits. I’m also co-organizing the Steel City Speculative Series with the amazing Laine Wooliscroft.

I read submissions for Clarkesworld Magazine from 2008 through 2013.  I worked as an assistant editor for the Triangulation Annual Anthology Series from 2008-2010, and I was one of the magazine’s two co-editors in 2011. I was an assistant editor at Electric Velocipede from 2012-2013, and I edited both Triangulation: Lost Voices and Triangulation: Beneath the Surface.

I enjoy science fiction and fantasy in all of their forms.  I love books, movies, and TV shows.  I like stories and characters.

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I’m also an avid hiker.  I’ve hiked the Inca Trail and completed the Rachel Carson Challenge (twice) here in Pittsburgh.  I really love animation, especially anime and Disney/Pixar movies.  I play a lot of tabletop RPGs and collaborative board games.

I enjoy reading, crocheting, cooking, traveling, foraging, yoga, and nature documentaries.

You can check out a few interviews that I’ve done over the years below, or you can take a gander at my educational background. If you’re looking for more info, check out my contact/press kit page!

Thanks for stopping by!

Author Interviews
The Living Dead 2
Never Forget That Writers Are Insane
Fantastical Fun: Interview with Jamie Lackey
My Favorite Bit


2002-2006 The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.  BA in Creative Writing, minors in History and Archaeology.

2010 The University of Kansas.  James Gunn’s Science Fiction Writer’s Workshop at the Center for the Study of Science Fiction.

2012 Pittsburgh Filmmakers.  Screenplay Basics.

2012 Cat Rambo’s Flash Fiction Workshop

2012 Cat Rambo’s Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction Short Stories

2013 Cat Rambo’s First Pages

2013 Cat Rambo’s Podcasting Basics

2013 Cat Rambo’s The Art of the Book Review

2015 The University of Iowa. How Writers Write Fiction