About Me

About Claire:

After growing up in a dusty West Texas town, Claire wanted to see the world. She has lived in eight countries and traveled to more than forty. Currently she divides her time between Switzerland and Colorado. 

About Claire’s Writing:

Claire is the author of the humorous memoir State-Sponsored Sex and Other Tales of International Misadventure, the children’s book Rascal: A Meowmoir and the Kindle Short Read Skingripe. She is a May 2012 graduate of the inaugural cohort of the City University of Hong Kong Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program. This program has since been featured on CNN International for its role at the vanguard of English literature in the 21st Century. (http://travel.cnn.com/hong-kong/life/creative-writing-205973)

Claire is also a contributing writer for the Vail Daily in Vail, Colorado. 


Illustration by Brigitte Noble

Finalist, 2011 Missouri Review Audio Contest “State-Sponsored Sex”

Finalist, 2012 Salem College International Literary Contest “Foreign Objects”

Winner, 2012 4’33” One-Minute Story Contest “Neighborly Relations”

Fellowship Attendee, 2012 Arizona State Rising Stars, Desert Nights Writers’ Conference

2012 Graduate of the Inaugural Cohort of the City University of Hong Kong MFA program