Story has the power to draw in readers and take them to a completely new place. It was an experience I treasured and craved. At age ten, I knew I wanted to be a writer when I grew up. And that’s exactly what I did. 

For the past three decades, I’ve been blessed to have had my work published in scores of newspapers and magazines, and I have authored more than a dozen and a half 
books (to date) with five more on the way in the next year. I write what I write because I must—the subject matter lures me, hooks me, drives me to tell a story. And along the way, I hope my readers find themselves right smack dab in the middle of that story. 

Last Advent started off in a great way! I had the distinct blessing of being a guest of Roy, Denise, and Gordy on am91 The Point of Faith ​. We had a great time discussing Kristoph and the First Christmas Tree. That interview plays here.

What a blessing it is to live . . . and write . . . in Colorado! I also like photography. Some of my seasonal photos appear below:


I remember describing to my mother, in great detail, the setting of a story I was reading, telling her what the campground in the book looked like—right down to the pine needles cushioning the ground. I told my mom, “You should have seen it!” She replied, “It’s like you were there.” And I was.​

Fr. Rob Jack, host of Driving Home the Faith on Sacred Heart Radio, interviewed me on the very day The Wordless Weaver was released. Click here to listen.

Ever wonder how the tradition of putting up Christmas trees in our homes started? For a discussion of that topic, I was a guest on the Jennifer Fulwiler show on Sirius XM 129. Click here to listen.

What an honor it was for me to discuss my books with Stacy McKenzie (left) on her televised "Off the Page" program. Click here to watch.

The delightful Mary Harrell of Mater Dei Radio interviewed me about ​The Wordless Weaver for the "Morning Blend" program.  Click here to listen.

On the Radio

The Wordless Weaver  was the topic of discussion on Jon Leonetti in the Morning  on Iowa Ctholic Radio  Click here to listen.

The Katie McGrady Show on The Catholic Channel's Sirius XM 129 provided a wonderful opportunity to talk about The Wordless Weaver.  Click here to listen.

I had the privilege of being a guest on the radio program "Joy of the Gospel," hosted by Bishop Michael Sheridan of Colorado Springs. During this half hour with His Excellency, we talked about my books and the role faith plays in the writing of many of them. Click here to listen.

​​​In addition to my own writing, I also served for 2 1/2 years as the Curator of Children's Content for the Augustine Institute's web platform,, where I searched out digital offerings for kids and updated parish leaders on the content. 

What a fun time it was discussing The Wordless Weaver  on Spirit Mornings​ with Jen and Bruce on the Spirit Catholic Radio Network!  Click here to listen.


Our Sunday Visitor, publisher of The Wordless Weaver​, conducts webcasts with their authors. I had the pleasure of speaking with Tracy Stewart about this new book. You can register here to watch the replay of the webcast for free.

Every writer I know loves to read. I'm no exception. When I was a kid, I would do my chores on Saturday morning with a book in my hand (usually a Nancy Drew mystery). It was easy to multi-task if I was running the vacuum cleaner; not so easy if I was ironing or mowing the lawn.

Author of Works for Children and Young Adults

Claudia Cangilla McAdam

The Lent/Easter season is the ideal time for me to discuss my book Awakening. I was pleased to do just that as a guest on the Jennifer Fulwiler show on Sirius XM 129. Click here to listen.