Cathy McSporran is in her third year of a Ph.D. in creative writing. She has published over a dozen short stories and won several awards. She has written papers and essays on C.S. Lewis, Elizabeth Hand and Philip Pullman and teaches classes on creative writing, Arthurian studies and Dante’s Divine Comedy. She is currently working on a novel, Cold City. Cathy lives in Glasgow, Scotland, with her husband and a large roving population of cats.