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My Story

I once had a well-known author ask me, "What's your deal, Clare? If you had to sum your life up in a sentence, what would it be?"

I thought a minute, and then I answered, "The way I do anything is the way I do everything. And I've never done anything half-assed." 

I'm an author, journalist, and educator with extensive writing credits over a 30+ year career. My professional accomplishments include graduating from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism ('86) , working as a staff reporter, stringer and contributing journalist to many print and online publications,  and serving as an Assistant Professor at Marymount Manhattan College (NYC).

But my life experiences post-professorship have been unconventional, to say the least. I am a  SAG/AFTRA actor, a standup comic, and  (most importantly) a novelist.

Writing has, and always will be, my first love. It's the art of one heart talking to another. And what could be better than that?

RECENT Publications

Beyond the Lorax? The Greening of the AmericanCurriculum

Phi Delta Kappan,
The Journal for Education,
November, 2008

At the Roots

The Boston Globe Magazine

Globe Magazine,
September 9, 2018

Cujones and Cannolis

Eat, Darling, Eat

Eat, Darling, Eat is a collection of stories by and about mothers and daughters, each with a theme that's shared in all families, all cultures.

My Books

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