P. W. Catanese

P. W. Catanese is the author of ten fantasy-adventure novels. His books have been received with critical acclaim and have been translated into five foreign languages. His Books of Umber trilogy has been nominated for six regional book awards, including the Texas Bluebonnet award, the Florida’s Sunshine State Young Readers award, and the Pacific Northwest Library Association’s Young Reader’s Choice awards. He lives in Connecticut. When he’s not writing books, Catanese draws cartoons, works for an advertising agency, and tries very hard to respond to every message from his readers. Meet him at PWCatanese.com, and on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Books by this Author

Down in Flames
The Thief and the Beanstalk
The Mirror's Tale
Donny's Inferno
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My Life in 8 Words

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. I think I have a new motto every day.

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. This list is in constant flux! Wake Up by Arcade Fire, You Were Right by Badly Drawn Boy, String Bean Jean by Belle and Sebastian, Billy Liar by The Decemberists, Charmed Life by The Divine Comedy.

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. I'm with my family in a boat on a beautiful lake in New Hampshire on a hot summer day.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Stephen Maturin from the Patrick O'Brian Aubrey-Maturin novels.

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. Three pretty awesome kids.

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