"From my first taste of dusty historical novels, whose worlds were populated by heroes, knights, warriors, and brave heroines, I knew I wanted to write. I get the inspiration for my stories from particular places that call to me, from the mysteriously magickal atmosphere of the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, to the rugged ranching country of central Wyoming that breeds a special kind of rough-hewn hero, to the hip and trendy bars and cafes of Austin. Each brings life to the characters that fill my novels."
Some fun with cover model Harvey Stables at the Emerald City Writers' Conference.
Clare McKay is a Humanities professor at an art college and a professional copy editor, but ever since she was a teen and discovered the historical romances in the public library, she's been hooked on romantic fiction. Her young adult years brought her Star Trek and Star Wars and the whole world of sci-fi and fantasy from Wells and Lovecraft to today's takes on "what if…"
Clare writes contemporary and paranormal romance and fantasy. She likes to tuck in her supernatural elements alongside the unsuspecting everyday world of cowboys, ranchers, small town sheriffs and big city detectives. "I like the idea that there are other worlds and magickal creatures living right alongside us, rarely glimpsed until some event brings them into our lives and changes everything."
She's lived in the Pacific Northwest for over twenty years with her husband, children, and grandkids, and although she roots for the Seahawks and the Mariners, she still considers herself a Texan at heart.