After 15 years as a forensic expert, Claire hung up her crime scene equipment to write. Soon she was leading the copywriting team at a major travel brand. Now, when not obsessing over clients’ headlines from her new home in Costa Rica, she’s pursuing an MFA in creative nonfiction at Queens University of Charlotte, practicing yoga and exploring Latin America with her husband and four rescue dogs.
Claire’s essay “Dead Weight” recently won Hippocampus’ 2020 Creative Nonfiction contest and was also nominated for the 2020 Pushcart Prize. She is currently working on a memoir about her previous career in forensic investigation and human identification. Her writing has appeared in Wanderful, Go Abroad, Matador Network, Represent Collaborative, We See Magazine, Hippocampus Magazine and others.