I grew up in Southern California wanting to be an astronaut or Vicky Austin in A RING OF ENDLESS LIGHT by Madeleine L’Engle. I settled for newspaper reporter and nonprofit communications director (and 14er peak bagger after moving to Colorado in 2002).

I now spends my days hiking, reading, writing, and embarrassing myself when meeting famous authors (which you can read about on various writing sites, including my blog. See list below). I plan to never introduce myself to Jandy NelsonRainbow Rowell and John Green, lest I dissolve into a puddle of blissful nothingness.

Contact me at KatValdezWriter@gmail.com


Flash Fiction, Short Stories & Essays



Guest Blog Posts

  • On Patricia Stoltey‘s website: Ten-Second Movie Reviews by Katherine Valdez



Social Media

Pursue Your Passion and Believe in Happily Every After


Colorado wildflowers

Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park

Stanley Hotel1 10-11-14

Stanley Hotel, Estes Park, Colorado

La Luz

Horsetooth Rock Horsetooth Rock


Greyrock, near Poudre Park, Colorado

Writing Retreat at Red Feather Lakes, June 29, 2013

Near Red Feather Lakes, Colorado

Pearl Lake

Pearl Lake, Colorado

North Park

North Park, Colorado

8 thoughts on “About

  1. Katherine, thanks for the nice comments about my blog on Pat Stoltey’s website. Flash fiction is fun. A friend of mine and I try to outdo each other weekly with 100-worders, but they should include at least one horrible pun. Cheers, Mark Bacon

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