ALPERT, Cathryn. American, b. 1952. Genres: Novels. Career: Centre College, Danville, KY, assistant professor of dramatic arts, 1980-84; freelance writer, 1987-; San Francisco Chronicle, book reviewer. Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, fellow in fiction, 1997. Publications: Rocket City (novel), 1995. Work represented in anthologies. Contributor of stories, articles, poems, and reviews to magazines. Address: PO Box 624, Aptos, CA 95001, U.S.A.