Catherine Friend

Catherine Friend is the author of the romantic adventures The Spanish Pearl, The Crown of Valencia, A Pirate's Heart, The Copper Egg, and Spark. She's also written memoirs, nonfiction, and children's books. She's won a Minnesota Book Award, a McKnight/Loft Fellowship, the Alice B. Readers Appreciation Award, an Independent Book Publishers Association award, four Golden Crown Literary Society Awards, and has been a Lambda Literary Award finalist. In 2017 Catherine won a Goldie for The Copper Egg. She's narrated two of her books for Dog Ear Audio: Hit by a Farm and A Pirate's Heart.

She lives in Minnesota with her wife of many years, and is delighted that they still really, really like each other. They have dogs, barn cats, and lots of bees. Her past lives include economist, technical writer, bookstore employee, packer of cheese gift boxes, and sheep farmer. Her current day job is writing nonfiction for an educational publisher, which is more fun than it sounds.

Note: These videos have been filmed live and not in a controlled studio environment. The sound quality and at times video quality reflect the environment they were filmed in. That said, the content of the videos, and the knowledge imparted, are of the highest quality. 

GCLS Presents... The Author's Salon Interview 

2019 Goldie Winners

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