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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Kathleen Clauson  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Fiction

Born: in Macomb, Illinois


Illinois Connection

Kathleen was born and raised in Macomb, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Kathleen earned a BA in German language and literature from Western Illinois University, graduating with honors. After teaching high school German for two years, she decided she would combine her language skills with economics. She also earned an MA in Economics from WIU with a special interest in eastern European economic policies and the supply of labor. Kathleen Clauson writes short fiction, which has been praised for the beautiful imagery and memorable characters. Her story blend real Chicago landmarks with the rich culture, languages, and traditions of Chicago's ethnic neighborhoods.

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