Nearly three years ago, I remember sitting at my sons’ bedsides, tucking them in. They wanted a story, so I came up with one. Let me back up a quick second. As a child, my family didn’t travel much, not by plane anyway. We were campers, and the furthest we got were the far reaches … Continue reading My Dream Made it to the World
The Cat, the Mouse, and the Christmas Tree
I’m sitting at Starbucks, my brain fighting my typing fingers. My brain wants to stare out the window. It wants to get another coffee. Or maybe water. It wants to open another window on my computer. Pick up my phone and check Instagram. Post an advertisement. Think about my long list of things to do. … Continue reading How Social Media Killed My Creativity
Today is one of those days where the words “I can’t do this anymore,” escapes my mouth. If you’re a new author, I have something to tell you. Take every pre-conceived notion you’ve ever had, open a window, and throw them out. Well, as long as the notions are as such: “If I publish … Continue reading My Struggle as an Indie Author
COVER REVEAL!! The Emerald of Viridian by Claire Norsworthy. Official release date is Monday, June 7th. After three-and-a-half long years, my book is finally being released to the world! If you like YA urban fantasy like The Mortal Instruments series or The Folk of the Air series, give mine a try! Five dying islands. Each … Continue reading It is Finished!
Several weeks ago, I received news that knocked the wind out of me. Now that I’ve gotten click bait out of the way, let me back up and start over. Please don’t leave! What I have to say will likely annoy or even anger you—all of you—and for good reason; but, nevertheless, I think it’s … Continue reading I’m Coming Out of the Closet to Say I’m Gay Okay
I’m standing in front of my small audience of seven live, in-the-flesh students. My other eight students are hidden behind a camera and sitting on a desk next to me. I ask a simple question: “What does ‘tener’ mean?” Three students in front of me hazard a guess. “To be?” “To have?” “It’s something … Continue reading In a Teacher’s Shoes
Last Saturday, I took my boys to one of their last soccer sessions. The younger two play from 10:00-10:40. The oldest plays from 11:00-11:45. Remember that now. On these days, I pull my car in backward, pop open the back hatch, and sit in the freezing cold while I watch my boys play. In … Continue reading New Year’s Resolutions: Ask Yourself- Am I a Jerk?
Many of my years were spent somewhere between the edge of unhappiness and a dark abyss. Those dark moments began in the eighth grade and ended at the age of twenty-five. In fact, I remember the day they ended. It was a very strange moment of realization. It was my 25th birthday, and I … Continue reading Sometimes Happiness is Hard to Find
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Claire Norsworthy was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. She began writing three years ago after having three boys in three-and-a-half years and was forced to turn to fiction for escape. Fueled by coffee and manic energy, she typed nearly one million words equaling roughly five full length novels.
In her first book, the story follows sixteen-year-old Katie Edwards after she is rejected by the boy of her dreams and wakes up in an alien world called Viridian. She has to navigate her role in saving the strange new world while also transforming herself on Earth. The first book in the series will be published in the spring of 2021.
Claire also caters to her children’s appetite for fiction and has started a children’s series about three brothers who discover a cardboard box that holds a life-altering secret. The first book of *The* *Cardboard Box Brothers* is also slated to…
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