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Catalina Claussen

A southwestern storyteller, young adult novelist, and poet whose works include young adult novels Diamonds at Dusk (2016), Diamonds at Dawn (2018), Being Home: A Southwestern Almanac (2020), and Holding on to Hope (2020). Born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and now a long-time resident of the Mimbres Valley, Claussen has gained an appreciation for the slow pace of small-town living. Her work has been recognized by the New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards, Wishing Shelf Book Awards (in the UK), and the New Apple Book Awards for Independent Publishing.  

Interview with KTAL Las Cruces Community Radio, March 2021:

Interview with KSJE San Juan College, February 2021:

Presentation at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Silver City, January 2021:

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