About Me

Hey! Here’s a page about me.

I love to write books! Especially fantasy. I blame a childhood of devouring any fantasy story I could get my hands on for that.

My specialty are stories about finding identity, searching for hope in the darkness, and standing by the family you choose. I have a big soft spot for sibling stories and those feature heavily into all my stories. Also featured is lots of snark and high stakes action.

I come from a big family, and my stories are a little bit about paying tribute to the amazing, and sometimes not so amazing, aspects of family. I also struggled a lot with identity and being brave enough to accept myself as who I was starting in highschool, through college and grad school.

The self doubt still flares up every now and then, but I’m a little bit closer to knowing who I am, thanks to the stories I tell. If you relate to that too, then these are the stories for you. Because inside you is a magnificent dragon just waiting to be set loose.

Check out the My Books page for a list of all my little book children I’ve sent out into the world! And to see the new books that are coming your way.

When not writing my heart and soul into books, I moonlight as a pediatric Physical Therapist in Arlington, TX where my child-like and Disney-loving self is free to let loose. πŸ™‚

Other fun facts about me:

  • I have seven siblings! (I’m #4 and don’t suffer from middle child syndrome)
  • I’m a Catholic and I love it!
  • I’m originally from the deserts of west Texas and am in the process of writing a fantasy series featuring that wild and lonely landscape.
  • I’m an introvert. I took a Myers-Briggs thingee and came out a INFP if that means anything to you.
  • I love baseball and the Boston Red Sox
  • Redwall, LOTR, and Narnia are pretty much the reasons I love writing fantasy and adventure.
  • Let’s not talk about how much pizza I can eat.
  • How To Train Your Dragon and Gladiator are basically my favorite movies. Also Prince of Persia.
  • I still have a serious crush on Eomer and his horse.
  • Naps are the best.
  • I still have no idea what I want to do with my life.
  • P.S. I Love You is probably my favorite chick flick (of which I don’t watch many).
  • Space freaks me out but I’d definitely fly an X-Wing given the chance.
  • I’d like to think I’d last at least a week in the Zombie Apocalypse.
  • I listen to a ton of instrumental soundtrack music. A ton.

I’d love to get to know you too! Leave a comment with an awesome fact about yourself!

35 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Hello,

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    • Howdy, Vanessa!
      I’m glad you’re enjoying my thoughts and rants. I’d love to have some guest posts! Just send me a link to your site so I can check it out and we can go from there!


  2. Hello,
    Your book is now my favorite. It is the first book that I have read 6 times in two months. It took from 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm to finish your fabulous adventure. So I naturally signed up for the emails to your blog. Thank you for recommending Rise of Aredor to me!

    Cenor πŸ˜€

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  3. You read Redwall too! I love that series, along with the obvious Lord of the Rings and Narnia. But not many people I come across know how great Redwall is. Have you read Brian Jacques other series Castaways of the Flying Dutchman? Funny title, I know πŸ™‚ but it’s a good read.

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    • I love Castaways!! I didn’t like the last one in the series (too sad 😦 ) but I love the the first one and Angel’s Command! And Redwall is awesome! Most of our books are worn through from re-reads upon re-reads! πŸ™‚

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      • I felt the same about the last book. Much too sad and lacking followup. But the others are my fav πŸ™‚ Haha, sweet! My bookshelves are bursting with Redwall books! There are so many, I love it.

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  4. I’m glad I stumbled across your blog, Claire! I also went to Texas Tech, and graduated from there in 2011 with my bachelors in psychology! My next step: reading chapter 1 of your book, The Rise of Aredor!

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    • Awesome! Although I’ll always be an Aggie at heart, I’ve enjoyed my time with Tech so far. πŸ™‚ Thanks for stopping by and saying Hi! Let me know what you think of the book!! πŸ™‚ Hope you enjoy!

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