Pam Houston is the author of two collections of linked short stories, Cowboys Are My Weakness and Waltzing the Cat. Her stories have been selected for volumes of Best American Short Stories, The O. Henry Awards, The Pushcart Prize, and Best American Short Stories of the Century. A collection of essays, A Little More About Me, was published by W.W. Norton in the fall of 1999.
In 2001, she completed a stage play called Tracking the Pleiades. Her first novel, Sighthound, was published by W.W. Norton in January 2005, and her second novel, Contents May Have Shifted, was published by W.W. Norton in 2012. She is the winner of the Western States Book Award, the WILLA award for contemporary fiction, and The Evil Companions Literary Award.
She is the director of creative writing at U.C. Davis, and she divides her time between Davis, California, and her ranch at 9,000 feet in Colorado near the headwaters of the Rio Grande.