Clare Vanderpool (B.S. in Elementary Education, B.A. in English) has been a reader since she was five and a writer since she was six. Ever since her first grade story was selected for publication in her school newspaper she had the bug.
Historical fiction is a favorite of Clare’s, to read and to write – stories rooted in a strong sense of place and time. Her first novel, Moon Over Manifest, is set in the small town of Manifest, Kansas based on the real town of Frontenac, located in southeast Kansas. Her maternal grandparents were both from this area and through stories she heard as a child, along with research in town newspapers, yearbooks, history books, and graveyards, Clare was thrilled with the rich and colorful history she was able to draw on for her story.
Clare lives in Wichita, Kansas with her husband and four children.
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