Clare O’Donohue was born in Chicago IL, the youngest of four smart, loud, opinionated kids. Not being able to get a word in edge-wise, she took to writing down her thoughts. She also took to reading. The first book she ever read all by herself was Cinderella, and she was subsequently disappointed by the lack of a fairy godmother who might be able turn the family collie into a horse.
Not all books have disappointed though. At ten she read The Great Gatsby (yes, precocious, and Mom was an English teacher). She fell so in love with the words of F Scott Fitzgerald, she wanted some small part of the magic he created, and right then she decided to be a writer.
O'Donoghue has written 11 novels: Beyond the Pale- the first book in her new World of Spies Mystery series, the Kate Conway series, the Someday Quilts Mystery series, and Writes of Passage