Cat Rambo lives, writes, and teaches by the shores of an eagle-haunted lake in the Pacific Northwest. Her 200+ fiction publications include stories in Asimov’s, Clarkesworld Magazine, and Tor.com. Her short story, “Five Ways to Fall in Love on Planet Porcelain,” from her story collection Near + Far (Hydra House Books), was a 2012 Nebula nominee. Her editorship of Fantasy Magazine earned her a World Fantasy Award nomination in 2012.
Cat Rambo is as gracious as she is prolific. It’s hard to find an anthology lately that she doesn’t have a story in. And she has the coolest name. We’re excited to have her on board for Cars, Cards & Carbines.
TH: What writers are some of your biggest influences?
CR: Samuel R. Delany, Colette, Andre Norton, Connie Willis, Djuna Barnes
CR: I have many, but I feel too guilty about them to reveal any.
TH: What has been your favorite project to date and why? What was so satisfying and exciting about it?
CR: I think the most satisfying to date has been my collection, Near + Far, because it turned out so beautifully and because so many of my favorite people contributed to it. It ended up being a real work of art.
TH: What are you working on now?
CR: I just finished up a nonfiction project, Creating an Online Presence, which is about the Internet for writers, and I’m starting to poke at a weird western alternate history that I’ve been writing some stories in.
TH: What attracted you to the Cars, Cards & Carbines anthology project?
CR: It’s a nicely loose theme. I don’t like the very constrictive ones — I need a little room to play around in.
TH: What genre or mash-up of story are you most likely to contribute to the anthology? Do you have a story already in mind?
CR: I really am not sure yet. I’m still in the playing with ideas stage, at which point anything could happen. 😉
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