Hi, I’m Claire. The handsome, bearded fellow over there on the right? That’s my husband Patrick. I am a former Army-brat who traversed the U.S. as a child, studied in Asia as a young adult, and finally put down roots here in Nashville, TN.
After graduating from Furman University with degrees in Political Science and Asian Studies, I joined the education reform movement with Teach for America. I spent 2009-2012 sweating it out in a classroom, before launching my writing career at The Tennessean as a regular contributor.
I spent a season as managing editor at Native, a well-designed, hyper-local magazine that uses creative writing to help Nashvillians get to know their neighbors. More recently, my writing has been featured in The Christian Science Monitor, Manner & Lane, Darling Magazine, Bearings, American Songwriter and Her Nashville among others.
There’s nothing I love more than telling good stories. So, get in touch! What story can I help you tell?