'I was born in Spain, and even though I am very proud of my Mediterranean roots, growing up between Canada and Europe taught me that there are different ways of living, learning, interpreting, and loving. I am fluent in five languages, so I have always felt I was from the world-said with open arms-. I belong to my family and friends, because we belong to those who love us.' Caterina writes stories, poems and love letters from Southern California, where she lives with her husband, children and dogs.
Writing Roots & Style
My Mediterranean heritage and Canadian upbringing have always been a source of inspiration for me, and it shows in my characters.
I like a good story that will haunt the reader for days and weeks. I love to write stories in a historical setting, but I feel passionate as well about giving a voice to those who do not have one. This is my next project, and it is directly related to California's migrant reality and the drama that so many families go through to give their children a better life here in the US.
Who and What I'm Reading
My father always said 'read authors, not books.' I learned to value authors for what they offer as a whole, as a person. So when I like an author, I'm usually hooked for life and I want to read everything they publish.
Having said this, I consider myself a very eclectic reader. I have so many different kinds of books in my personal library, from a Horse Veterinary Guide, to Jesmyn Ward's "Sing, Unburied, SIng', with a beautiful hiatus in Deborah Levy's "Hot Milk", and a final stop in Bernard Cornwell's "The Last Kingdom". I know, I call it 'reading outside the box'.
Started two days ago: "Circe" by Madeline Miller.
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How to Contact
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'We belong to the world. We belong to God'
Father Domingo in "Where the Sun Never Sets" - upcoming novel