Claire received her MFA in Creative Writing from Florida International University. She is an award-winning writer, and her fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction have appeared in numerous anthologies and literary journals.  Claire enjoys photography as a means of storytelling, as well.

Claire’s work is influenced by her extensive travels, which include living in Peru for two years, working with an environmental brigade in Nicaragua, and trekking throughout Nepal and the Himalayas.

She has worked with nonprofits, teaching creative writing to incarcerated women in Florida. Currently, Claire teaches and lives in Denver, Colorado.