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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?
Connect With Our Guest
Catalina Claussen is a southwestern storyteller, young adult novelist, and poet whose works include young adult novels Diamonds at Dusk (2016), Diamonds at Dawn (2018), Holding on to Hope (2020), and the short story collection Being Home: A Southwestern Almanac (2020).
Born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and now a long-time resident of the Mimbres Valley, New Mexico Claussen has gained a deep appreciation of the people and the land.
She has been recognized by the Arizona-New Mexico Book Awards, Wishing Shelf Book Awards (in the UK), and the New Apple Book Awards for Independent Publishing.
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