Cinthia Ritchie is a former journalist and a three-time Pushcart Prize nominee. Her creative nonfiction has earned numerous honors including a Women’s National Book Association Nonfiction Award, a Tucson Festival of Books Nonfiction Prose Award, and notable mention in The Best American Essays 2013. She has been a finalist in the Cutbank Chapbook Contest and a semi-finalist in the Honeysuckle Press and Rose Metal Press Chapbook Contests. Ms. Ritchie received fellowships from Hedgebrook, the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, the Rasmuson Foundation, and the Alaska State Council on the Arts. Her work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Alaska Magazine, The Seattle Times, Sport Literate, The Best American Sports Writing, Water~Stone Review, Evening Street Review, bosque, Under the Sun, Into the Void, Rattle, Memoir, and other publications. Her first novel Dolls Behaving Badly released in 2013 through Hachette Book Group. She currently splits her time between Anchorage, Alaska, and Tucson, Arizona, where she spends a ridiculous amount of time running mountain trails with a dog named Seriously.
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