Born and raised in Los Angeles, Catherine Kirkwood has lived in York England and now calls Seattle home. She graduated with an MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College and a D.Phil. in Women's Studies from the University of York. Her fiction and creative non-fiction appears in anthologies and her non-fiction text, Leaving Abusive Partners, has been translated and sold internationally.

Her first novel Cut Away is from Arktoi Books, an imprint of Red Hen Press.

In addition to writing, Catherine has worked for fifteen years in the field of cancer research. She lives with her partner, Kayleen, in a small cottage with a large, untamed garden where two cats and and Jetson the border collie make a world ruled by its own natural laws.

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