public speaking

See me at the Tucson Festival of Books this weekend!

Posted by on Mar 10, 2017 in Blog, public speaking | 0 comments

Tucson Festival of Books 2016

Tucson Festival of Books in 2016

I’ll be in Tucson this weekend for my 3rd visit to the city’s wonderful Festival of Books. The University of Arizona campus plays host to 100,000 book lovers. It’s a fun place to just walk around, take in sights, and do some shopping, but the panels are a special sort of awesome.

Both of my panels are on Sunday, and each is followed by a signing. My books will be for sale there, but you can bring copies you already own as well.

Sun, Mar 12, 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Writing Hurdles
Crafting a novel can be a tricky endeavor. What problems have these authors encountered and how did they solve them?

Koffler Room 216 (Seats 89, Wheelchair accessible)
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area – Koffler Patio (following presentation)

Panelists: Beth Cato, Sam Sykes, Michael Tolkin

Sun, Mar 12, 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Ladies of Steampunk
Steampunk ladies talk about steampunk society. (Note that this is a ticketed panel.)

Modern Languages Room 350 (Seats 318, Wheelchair accessible)
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area – Central Mall (following presentation)

Panelists: Marie Brennan, Beth Cato, Nisi Shawl

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LibCon West in Glendale, AZ on December 10th

Posted by on Dec 9, 2016 in Blog, public speaking | Comments Off

The Glendale Main Library here in Arizona is hosting a full afternoon of events for teens on December 10th! It’s inspired by comicons, and will host vendors, crafts, panels, and a myriad of ways for teenagers to geek out. I’ll be there for a panel at noon alongside awesome authors Amy K. Nichols and Aprilynne Pike.

Read an article about LibCon or review the full schedule of events.




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Sign Up for the Cato Log Newsletter: Book News + Recipes!

Posted by on Sep 24, 2016 in Blog, public speaking | 2 comments


I am starting a newsletter called the Cato Log (it’s a pun for catalog, get it?). I aim to send out at least one newsletter a month–which will include all of the newest Bready or Not links in one spot–plus more emails if there’s an ebook sale or other big news. In other words, I solemnly swear to never spam you, unless it’s a recipe that includes Spam (which isn’t very likely).

There’s a sign up link on the right side of or just plug in your address below!

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Book news plus the latest recipes!

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Breath of Earth signing at Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale, AZ tonight at 7PM

Posted by on Aug 22, 2016 in Blog, breath of earth, public speaking | Comments Off


Breath of Earth is officially out tomorrow, but if you’re in Scottsdale tonight at Poisoned Pen Book Store, you can get your copy a day early and get it signed, too! They’ll have my Clockwork Dagger books as well–or you can bring copies you already own. I’ll be happy to sign them.

Rumor has it there might be cookies available.

You can find out more details about the event here. If you live far away, you can even order signed copies and they’ll ship’em right out!


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WorldCon Schedule 2016 – plus free breakfast at Central Library on Saturday!

Posted by on Aug 16, 2016 in Blog, public speaking | Comments Off

I’ll be at WorldCon in Kansas City, Missouri from August 17th to 21st. I have a whole bunch of panels lined up, so if you are there, come find me! As long as I’m not in a crazy rush or in the bathroom, I’m okay with pausing to sign books most anytime, too.

Also, big news: I’m doing a release event for Breath of Earth on Saturday the 20th and my publisher is hosting a free continental breakfast! It’ll be at 10:30 AM at the Central Library, just a few blocks north of the convention center and hotels. I’ll talk books with Becky Chambers, author of the wonderfully cozy The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet (seriously, this is one of my favorite scifi reads in recent years). This will be the first time that Breath of Earth will be up for sale!

Cenral Library


Thursday Aug 18, 2016

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
  • SFWA Autographing: Beth Cato
  • Kansas City Convention Center – SFWA Table
  • Don’t believe the ‘official schedule’ saying this is just 50 minutes. I’ll be at this table for 2 hours. Drop by and chat!


Friday Aug 19, 2016

10:00 AM

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM

5:00 PM
6:00 PM


Saturday Aug 20, 2016

10:30 AM

2:00 PM
4:00 PM



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B&N Gives Breath of Earth Some Love, And Other News

Posted by on Jun 9, 2016 in anthology:poem, anthology:story, Blog, breath of earth, clockwork dagger shorts, public speaking | Comments Off

Breath of Earth is out in about two and a half months, and it’s time for the buzz to really kick in. Publishers Weekly recently said nice things, and now Barnes & Noble’s SFF Blog is chiming in:

Her latest novel, Breath of Earth, out later this summer, takes place in an alternate San Francisco in which geomancers keep the San Andreas faultline in check—and institutional sexism and racism keep Ingrid Carmichael from achieving her full magical potential. Cato weaves a compelling tapestry of clashing cultural values, bringing much-needed diversity to the genre.

Breath of EarthRead the whole list of books they loved in May–lots of great titles on there!

My Clockwork Dagger story Final Flight also garnered some love over at Reading Reality. Yay!

The big Elevengeddon signing event at Poisoned Pen was a smashing success last week. They did a wonderful write-up with loads of pictures.

I have a new poem out: “A Sip of Starlight” at

One of the big local papers, the Phoenix New Times, included me on their 2016 list of 100 Creatives in Phoenix.

I was also interviewed over at SFF World about the Decision Points anthology along with Mike Resnick and Kate Corcino.



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