About

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Gamble everything for love, if you’re a true human being. – Rumi

(quoted in HIGH INFATUATION: A Climber’s Guide to Love and Gravity by Steph Davis)

Colorado cloud chaser. Hiker. YA reader. Author.

Thank you for visiting my “Secrets of Best Selling Authors” blog. I’m fortunate to live in a beautiful place that critically-acclaimed authors visit often. I love attending their presentations to learn and be inspired. Writing posts about the events is my way of giving back to a wonderful and supportive writing community.

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

I spend my days hiking, reading, writing, and embarrassing myself when meeting famous authors (which you can read about on various sites, including this blog. Coming soon: index of authors covered.). 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

Achievements

Flash Fiction, Short Stories & Essays

Articles

Interview

Guest Blog Posts

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

Video

Memberships

Social Media

Index of Authors on this website
[ Under Construction ]

The sky is the daily bread of the eyes. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Colorado wildflowers

Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park

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Stanley Hotel, Estes Park, Colorado

La Luz

Horsetooth Rock Horsetooth Rock

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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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