About Me

001067Howdy! 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.

The Rise of Aredor series is mine. So isΒ The Faeries of MyrniusΒ (book 3 in progress!)

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 one day will write a fantasy story 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.
  • I’m very un-writerly and don’t drink tea or coffee or caffeine in general.
  • 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!

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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!
      Thanks!!

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  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!

    Thanks,
    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 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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