Beth Cato hails from Hanford, California, but currently writes and bakes cookies in a lair outside of Phoenix, Arizona. She is the author of The Clockwork Dagger and The Clockwork Crown. She shares the household with a hockey-loving husband, a numbers-obsessed son, and a cat the size of a canned ham. You can follow her on Twitter @bethcato.
"Cato brings increased nuance and skilled characterization to her second Blood of Earth historical fantasy...[she] ably juggles historical fact and fantastical elements to create an alternate 1900s America as finely adorned with Asiatic touches as the modified kimono that Ingrid wears." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Call of Fire "Where Breath of Earth really shines is in its detail and relevance. Cato's exhaustive research of the time and place gives the book texture and grit...[and] she embroiders it richly with gorgeous period setpieces, imaginative speculation and the charismatic Ingrid herself." -- NPR "The acclaimed Cato creates an alternate early 20th-century San Francisco of stunning detail. Drawing on the power struggles of the refugees and women's work, this vivid reality will keep readers intrigued to the very end." -- Library Journal (starred review) on Breath of Earth "Cato, author of the Clockwork Dagger books, begins a new steampunk fantasy series with supernatural creatures, action-packed adventure, mystery, humor, a touch of romance, and more to come." -- Booklist (starred review) on Breath of Earth