Katherine Forbes Riley is an award-winning creative writer and computational linguist. She is represented by Pamela Malpas of the Jennifer Lyons Literary Agency in New York City. Her debut novel, THE BOBCAT, released by Arcade/Skyhorse in June 2019, was long listed for the 2019 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize. Katherine's creative writing appears in the Wigleaf 2018 top 50 list as well as numerous other literary journals, including Buffalo Almanack, from whom she received the Inkslinger’s Award for Creative Excellence. She received her BA from Dartmouth College and her doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania. She has published many scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings. She lives with her husband, kids, cats and dog in Vermont.