Beth Cato

100% Love, poetry, Issue 25, December 1, 2013

To Walk Upon Clouds, poetry, Issue 28, September 1, 2014

How a Modern Green Man Grows, poetry, Issue 29, December 1, 2014

Leaf Dragon, poetry, Issue 31, June 1, 2015

A Sip of Starlight, poetry, Issue 35, June 1, 2016

Witch and Stick, poetry, Issue 36, September 1, 2016

Birthdate? January 13th.
When did you start writing? At age four I started making my own books and continued to dream of being a published author through my teenage years, whereupon reality smacked me upside the head and the dream died for a time. It was resurrected about six years ago.
When and what and where did you first get published? I had a smattering of poetry publications when I was a teenager.
What themes do you like to write about? Mothers and daughters; grandmothers and granddaughters; the apocalypse; healers; dryads; selkies. 
What books and/or stories have most resonated with you as an author? Why? How do these stories and their characters find expression in your work? I adore C.E. Murphy's Walker Papers urban fantasy series. I discovered the first books when I was starting to take my writing seriously, and I studied them on a technical level to figure out why and how they worked. It taught me how to write first person and how to create an engaging voice. That made it all the more thrilling when C.E. Murphy loved my novel The Clockwork Dagger and wrote a blurb for it!
Beth Cato is the author of the Clockwork Dagger series from Harper Voyager, which includes her Nebula-nominated novella Wings of Sorrow and Bone. Her newest novel is Breath of Earth. She’s a Hanford, California native transplanted to the Arizona desert, where she lives with her husband, son, and requisite cat. Visit her at