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Cinthia Ritchie

Cinthia Ritchie is a former journalist and Pushcart Prize nominee who lives and runs mountains in Alaska.
She’s a recipient of two Rasmuson Individual Artist Awards, a Connie Boocheever Fellowship, residencies at Hedgebrook, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts and Hidden River Arts. Her awards include the Brenda Ueland Prose Award, Memoir Prose Award, Sport Literate Essay Award, Northwest PEN Women Creative Nonfiction Award, Drexel Magazine Creative Nonfiction Award, Once Written Grand Prize Award and she was also named a Faulkner Wisdom Creative Writing Finalist.
Her debut novel, Dolls Behaving Badly, released Feb. 5 from Grand Central Publishing/Hachette Book Group.
Her creative nonfiction, poetry and fiction can be found in New York Times Magazine, Sport Literate, Water-Stone Review, Memoir, Under the Sun, Literary Mama, Slow Trains Literary Journal, Wicked Alice, Ghoti, Stirrings, Women of the Web Anthology, Nerve Cowboy, Conspire, Clean Sheets, International Journal of Erotica, 42opus, Little White Poetry Journal, damselfly press, The Boiler Journal, Miller’s Pond, Gloom Cupboard, Sugar Mule, Breadcrumbs and Scabs, Third Wednesday, Writer’s Digest, The Quivering Pen, 49 Writers, Foliate Oak Literary Magazine, Cactus Heart Press and over 25 other literary magazines and small presses. Look for her upcoming work in Evening Street Review and MARY: A Journal of Writing and Alaska Magazine.
She's also had a play accepted and read at the Edward Albee Last Frontier Theatre Conference, and two short plays locally produced.


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Carla Richards is many things: an Alaska waitress who secretly makes erotic dolls for extra income; a divorcee who can't quite detach from her ex-husband; and a single mom trying to support her gifted eight-year-old son, her pregnant sister an...
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Dolls Behaving Badly

A Peek Into the Life of Cinthia Ritchie

Halfway up Mount Marathon in Seward, AK

Halfway up Mount Marathon in Seward, AK
Winter, outside of Seward, AK

Winter, outside of Seward, AK
In the mountains outside of Kenai, AK

In the mountains outside of Kenai, AK
Young moose in backyarad

Young moose in backyarad

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