Kathleen Clauson lives about four hours from Chicago in a tiny village where there
are more cats than people. Although her home looks like any other, she blocks the
front door inside with a red toolbox to keep restless spirits from blowing the door
open in the middle of the night, which unbelievably, has happened quite often.
Kathleen's writing has manifested itself in a number of ways throughout her life,
including feature writing, a book review column, journal articles on international
economics, and now focuses exclusively on creative fiction.
Her fiction is inspired by Chicago's ethnic neighborhoods and she soon hopes to publish
her novella, Eva Galuska and the Christmas Carp. Well-versed in five languages, Kathleen
delights in using her cultural experiences to bring her characters to life on the page.