Cinthia Ritchie is a recovering journalist who writes and runs mountain trails in Anchorage, Alaska. Last year she was charged by a bear, twice. When not dodging wildlife she begs literary magazines and art foundations to publish her work and give her money. She’s a two time Pushcart Prize nominee and recipient of two Rasmuson Foundation Individual Artist fellowships, Memoir Grand Prize Award, Brenda Ueland Prose Award plus residencies at Hedgebook, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts and Hidden Arts Foundation. Find her work at Water-Stone Review, Evening Street Review, Under the Sun, damfino Press, Sport Literate, Best American Sports Writing 2013, Third Wednesday, Foliate Oak Review, Mary, and over 65 others.
Her first novel, Dolls Behaving Badly, was published by Hachette Book Group.
She blogs about writing, Alaska life and her dog, Seriously, at www.cinthiaritchie.com.