Meet Our Guest

Catalina Claussen is an award-winning author, southwestern storyteller, young adult novelist, poet, and short stories.

Born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Catalina is now a long-time resident of the Mimbres Valley, New Mexico.

Questions We Asked This Guest Include:

  • Were you always planning to write? Or was it something you discovered about yourself that made you take that path?
  • What inspires you to write for young adults?
  • Is there any character that is closest to your personality in any of your books? And why? Can you share some of those passages to see those traits?
  • What are some of the “dos” and “don’ts” of writing for young adults?
  • 3-Key things that you do that would help writers starting their own journeys?