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28 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Cat Rambo. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Cat Rambo, often where they are interviewed.

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28 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Cat Rambo. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Cat Rambo, often where they are interviewed.

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Episode 52 – Interview with Cat Rambo

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We’ve been at this a year now! Happy anniversary to us! In celebration of being alive for a year, we welcome new Nebula Award winner Cat Rambo! She’s also the past president of SFWA.

Mentions from Episode 52:

Jun 16 2020

30mins

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The Wizard Niccolo was not happy. At the age of 183---youthful for a wizard, but improbable for an ordinary human---he had thought certain things well out of his life. Sudden changes in his daily routine were one. And romance was another---even if it was his familiar’s romance, and not his own. “Could make an omelet with it, I suppose,” he grumbled to that familiar, the tiny dragon Olivia. She sat on the cluttered mantle, wrapped around her egg, still marveling at its production and entirely too pleased with herself. | Copyright 2009 by Cat Rambo. Originally published in _Eyes Like Sky and Coal and Moonlight_. Reprinted by permission of the author. Narrated by Stefan Rudnicki.

Dec 19 2019

34mins

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A Fancy Robot and a Wacky House With Cat Rambo

The Unnerving Podcast
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Cat Rambo joins me to chat her latest release, Carpe Glitter, as well as the Winchester House, Nazi scientists, hoarders, tough family situations, and writing a whole lotta short stories.

Nov 11 2019

29mins

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Episode 20: CL Moore's "Shambleau" with Cat Rambo & Diane Morrison

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In this episode we discuss CL Moore's story "Shambleau" with authors Cat Rambo and Diane Morrison. We also discuss cross genre fiction, life after death, and feminism.

Book reviewed: The Witch Who Came In From The Cold by MAx Gladstone, Lindsay Smith, Ian Tregillis, Cassandra Rose Clarke, and Michael Swanwick

You can also find the story here:

"Shambleau" - http://blogs.iac.gatech.edu/mars1102/files/2016/01/Moore-Shambleau.pdf

Apr 05 2019

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Audio from Nov 21st with Leanna Renee Hieber & Cat Rambo

Fantastic Fiction at KGB
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The following audio was recorded live at the KGB Bar on November 21, 2018 with guests Leanna Renee Hieber and Cat Rambo.​

Leanna Renee Hieber

Leanna Renee Hieber is an award-winning author, actress and playwright who has written twelve Gothic, ghostly Gaslamp Fantasy novels for Tor and Kensington Books such as the Strangely Beautiful series, The Eterna Files, the Magic Most Foul trilogy and The Spectral City series. Her work has been featured in many notable anthologies and translated into many languages. A veteran of stage and screen, Leanna works as a Manhattan ghost tour guide for Boroughs of the Dead. http://leannareneehieber.com

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Cat Rambo

Cat Rambo is the author of two novels, the most recent of which is Hearts of Tabat, five collections, 200+ stories, several non-fiction works, and co-editor of one cookbook. A Nebula Award, World Fantasy Award, and Endeavour Award nominee, she is also a two-term President of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America and runs online school The Rambo Academy for Wayward Writers.

Dec 05 2018

1hr 20mins

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Cat Rambo- Writer, Editor, President of SFWA

Sisters of Sci-Fi
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It was a huge honor to interview Cat Rambo, Science Fiction and Fantasy writer, editor, and current President of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. We discussed her experience as a woman working within this genre.

TW- mention of rape being present in science fiction stories from minute 18:25 to 20:49.

You can follow Cat Rambo on social media at:

Her upcoming books are:

Her fantastic classes can be found here: http://www.kittywumpus.net/blog/academy/

Our next book for Episode 7 (to be posted on Tuesday, December 4th) will be Shore of Women by Pamela Sargent.

The physical copy is more than likely available at your local library, but can also be purchased through here:

https://www.amazon.com/Shore-Women-Classic-Feminist-Science/dp/1497640644/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1542101088&sr=8-1&keywords=shore+of+women

The ebook version is available on iBooks and also on kindle. Bonus... there is an audio book recording on Audible as well.

Sisters of Sci-Fi is available on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, and through the RSS Feed!

Nov 20 2018

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SFFMP 196: Writing Tips, Selling Short Fiction, and What SFWA Can Do for You with Cat Rambo

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This week, fantasy author and SFWA president Cat Rambo joined us on the show, and we grilled her about writing and selling short fiction, her experience at the Clarion West Writers’ Workshop, what SFWA is doing for authors these days, and her latest novel, Hearts of Tabat. Among other things!

Here are some of the specifics we covered:

  • How Cat got serious about writing when she quit her day job at Microsoft and attended the six-week Clarion West Workshop.
  • How workshops can help a writer grow.
  • Whether you have to worry about having your voice altered in the process.
  • Some of the workshops Cat recommends and what to watch out for if you’re considering a less well known one (especially an expensive one).
  • Her Rambo Academy for Wayward Writers where she helps new genre voices emerge via on-demand and live classes aimed at writers working in fantasy and science fiction (scholarships available for those short on funds).
  • Getting started with short fiction.
  • Tips for writers who tend to go long when they try to write short stories.
  • Mistakes writers make when submitting to magazines and anthologies.
  • How crowdfunding such as Kickstarter has made anthologies more doable.
  • How Cat ended up publishing her first two Tabat novels through Kevin J. Anderson’s Wordfire Press (which he talked about when he was on Episode 194 and Episode 138) and how marketing goes when working with a small press.
  • Some tips from her recent non-fiction publication Moving from Idea to Finished Draft.
  • What’s been going on at SFWA since we had MCA Hogarth on the show back on Episode 20 (more than three years ago!) and why both trad and self-published may find a membership useful.
  • What it takes to qualify for SFWA membership.
  • Benefits that come with SFWA membership and how the Nebula convention has changed over the years to have helpful panels for all.

If you enjoyed the show, you can follow Cat on her blog and check out her newest novel, Hearts of Tabat. You can also sample her short fiction in Near + Far and Neither Here Nor There.

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Aug 29 2018

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Cat Rambo, “Hearts of Tabat” (WordFire Press, 2018)

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Cat Rambo‘s Hearts of Tabat (WordFire Press, 2018) is rich in emotions and description, though it revolves around a murder mystery as well. We experience the imaginary port city of Tabat through the eyes of four narrators, two merchants and two siblings from a poor household.  Adelina, the secret publisher of a newspaper, and Sebastiano, a member of the Mages’ College who handles trade negotiations, both come from Merchant families with high expectations. Neither Sebastiano’s critical father, or Adelina’s overbearing mother, are pleased with the careers their offspring have chosen. Into their lives come two people from a very different background, Eloquence and his sister Obedience. Like most of the poor, they worship at the Moon Temples, and therefore receive names based on personality traits. While Eloquence, who has the good fortune to become a fresh-water pilot, does have a gift with words, Obedience doesn’t fit her name. She struggles to escape the miserable apprenticeship the Temple finds for her.


As the novel begins, Adelina is still obsessed with her former lover, the famous female gladiator, Bella Canto. When she meets the charming Eloquence, it seems she might finally move on. But will Eloquence’s rigid ideas about his younger sister, Obedience, ruin their relationship?


Though Hearts of Tabat has romantic elements, it offers suspense against a background of political unrest. The book plays out against a richly developed world, one in which mythical animals serve mankind and fuel machines. Revolutionary ideas about the magical beasts are developing; the murders that take place serve as a testament to that. Far from being mere “beasts”, the wonderful magical creatures that populate Cat Rambo’s world have feelings and needs that human society will ignore at its peril.


Gabrielle Mathieu is the author of the historical fantasy Falcon series (The Falcon Flies Alone, and the upcoming The Falcon Strikes.) She blogs about travel and her books at http://gabriellemathieu.com/. You can also follow her on Twitter to get updates about new podcasts and more: @GabrielleAuthor.

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Aug 15 2018

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Cat Rambo, “Hearts of Tabat” (WordFire Press, 2018)

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Cat Rambo‘s Hearts of Tabat (WordFire Press, 2018) is rich in emotions and description, though it revolves around a murder mystery as well. We experience the imaginary port city of Tabat through the eyes of four narrators, two merchants and two siblings from a poor household.  Adelina, the secret publisher of...

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Aug 15 2018

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341. NaNoWriMo — A Discussion w/ Cat Rambo, Nicky Drayden, and C.B. Lee

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Chaos, crap, and community, oh my! Paul is joined by Elizabeth Fitzgerald, the newest member of the Skiffy and Fanty Team, to talk to the wonderful Cat Rambo, Nicky Drayden, and C.B. Lee about National Novel Writing Month! The group discuss their experiences with NaNoWriMo, including how they first got involved, what processes they use […]

Nov 20 2017

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