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Industry Arts
Occupation Writer - mostly.
Location Scotland, United Kingdom
Introduction Originally a Londoner, Clare has lived for the last twenty years with her husband and sons in a crofting township on the west coast of Scotland. Her poetry and short fiction has been published in anthologies and journals, (most recently Fearless Femme, The London Reader, Northwords Now, and The Biggar Science Festival’s The Powers Of Nature anthology) won competitions and been broadcast on local radio. She is currently working on her first novel, a dystopian fiction called Light Switch. She has also contributed hundreds of non-fiction features, reviews and celebrity interviews to various national newspapers and magazines as well as writing for the music and hospitality trade press. Her non-fiction book Living and Working in London was published in 2000 by Survival Books in the UK. Her day job is acting as a freelance researcher and communicator on behalf of interesting people, places & causes, and she also grows food on her family’s six-acre organic croft. Follow her on Twitter at @clareobrien.
Interests Writing, music, films, growing food to eat, the great outdoors.