Cathy Drinkwater Better is a longtime journalist, book author and editor,
and award-winning poet living in Eldersburg, Maryland. Her poems, including
haiku, senryu and tanka, have appeared in magazines, journals and newspapers
in the US, Canada, the UK, Australia, and Japan since 1976. Most recently
she won first-place in HaigaOnline's 2004 haiku contest and received an Honorable
Mention in the WPA's 2004 Francine Porad Award competition.
An award-winning humorist
since 1984, writing for newspapers and magazines in Maryland, Pennsylvania
and Kentucky, Cathy pens a regular humor column
for two Tribune-affiliated newspapers in Maryland. She also freelances
humor and articles to magazines and journals, as well as working as
editor on a wide variety of assignments. As Cathy Walker, her married name,
she is the editor of The Medical Bulletin, a family of newspapers for physicians
in Maryland; Washington, DC; Northern Virginia; and the San Francisco
Cathy has authored more
than two dozen books for publishers such as Paradise Press, Broadman & Holman
Publishers, Concordia Publishing House, Random House Value Publishing, and
Better Than Broccoli Books; including children's
books, humor, three collections of haiku and senryu, and other genres. She
is currently writing several new storybooks for Grandreams Books.
Cathy is co-owner, along
with her husband, Doug Walker, and editor of Black Cat Press, which produced to
find the moon—The Tanka Society of America 2004 Members' Anthology. They
have several new books of poetry in the works for 2005 release.
Email contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.