Clare Hodgson Meeker is an award-winning author of eight published books and over 20 magazine stories for children, including biographies of Abigail Adams and Rachel Carson and true animal stories, such as Lootas Little Wave Eater, an Orphaned Sea Otter's Story(Sasquatch Books, 1999)which was selected as a 1999 Notable Book for Children by Smithsonian Magazine.
In 2006, Clare created a monthly story series entitled Olive and Max’s Big Backyard which was published in The National Wildlife Federation’s “Your Big Backyard” magazine for young children from September 2006-December 2008. One story in the series, Beavers, Berries, and Bears, Oh My! was a finalist for the Association of Educational Publishers Distinguished Achievement award in 2008.
Clare teaches writing to elementary school children, and to adults through Richard Hugo House, a writers cooperative in Seattle, Washington.
She writes: “When children become writers themselves, they learn the power of their own words to move people. They feel the excitement of searching for answers to their own questions. And they give voice to their own rich imaginations.”
Clare is a frequent speaker at writing conferences throughout the State,including Write on The River, The Whidbey Island Writers Conference, the Washington Library and Media Association (WLMA) and the Washington Organization for Reading Development conferences.
Born and raised in New York, Clare graduated with a B.A. in Music from Boston University and received a law degree from Hofstra University.
Clare also composes music and performs nationally with the singing group,The Righteous Mothers.www.Righteousmothers.com. For more information, view her website at www.claremeeker.com.
Member since 1991
Region: Western Washington
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