An Oregon born fiction writer, Cates currently resides in Corvallis Oregon writing away her early mornings six-days a week. Inspired to help other writers of long-form fiction, Cates founded Townsend Literary Journal in March of 2018. Townsend, strives to publish high-quality novel excerpts by authors who flourish under long-form writing.
“You don't write a novel out of sheer pity any more than you blow a safe out of a vague longing to be rich. A certain ruthlessness and a sense of alienation from society is as essential to creative writing as it is to armed robbery.”
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