“I like to entertain readers, while making them think. I believe that is the unifying vision in everything I have written.”

Dennis Clausen

Dennis M. Clausen was born and raised in a Minnesota small town near the South Dakota border. His early years on the prairie provided the inspiration for his novels and other literary works that chronicle the struggles of these small towns to survive in modern America. In addition to writing and publishing since the early 1980s, he has been a professor of American literature and screenwriting at the University of San Diego for over forty years.

Clausen's award-winning novels