About Me


Hello world! My name is Clare and I like to talk about all things bookish. I love reading, writing, spending time in bookstores, and New York City. I am a recent college grad who majored in Creative Writing and Literature and minored in Psychology. My ultimate goal is to work with literature in some form or another, and if I could help people while doing that, that would be great! I have worked as an intern at Teacher’s College Press and InkWell Management and I am currently freelance editing. As such, I have worked as part of the editing team for Haven: A Stranger Magic, and Haven: Revenge of the Viper by D.C. Akers, along with many other projects.  Haven: A Stranger Magic has seen much success on the Amazon Best Seller list, reaching the #1 spot in multiple categories.

On my own time I write mostly fiction (short stories or a novel if I am feeling ambitious) but I also have written poetry as well. (See blog posts for story updates). I tend to read a variety of fiction, fantasy, Christianity, YA, and poetry, with a few classics or historical fiction books thrown in, but I’m pretty much interested in anything. I am trying to expand my reading base so hopefully this blog helps with that  goal.

If you couldn’t tell from the name of this blog I love the smell of books. It’s almost as important as the plot (almost but not quite). If they made a book perfume I would buy it and use it everywhere.

So I guess we will see what happens with this blog. Read on!


9 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Great blog! Just wanted to let you know that I’ve enjoyed reading your blog and have nominated you for a Liebster Award! On my page (www.beautyandthemessblog.wordpress.com), you’ll find that I’ve posted a link to your blog for others to discover. 🙂

  2. Absolutely love the scent of books and am quite fond of this blog. As a fellow English major, this blog definitely feels like a look into my mind. I l look forward to reading more in the months to come.

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