Claudia Ware - Author
Claudia believes she was born to write.
Born on Long Island, NY, her first experience, at age eleven, was to write a play that her Sunday School class performed for the church. In High School she won an essay contest sponsored by a civic association. She moved to Florida in her mid-twenties where she wrote a weekly sports column for a local newspaper, and later enjoyed a long career in human services. She began teaching psychology coursework in 1998 at various colleges including Trinity College, Billy Graham’s Alma Mater. She was a guest author in the Orlando Sentinel newspaper twice.
The lure of the mountains brought her to East Tennessee where she taught psychology at Walter’s State and Carson Newman colleges. She took a leave of absence and traveled with her husband throughout the United States to do homeland missionary work for two and one half years. During this time her first novel Clues was published, followed by a second novel, Monopolies, one year later.
She returned to teaching upon return, and began the Heart for Broken Women ministry. She has four children's books in print, and a memoir, which contains award winning stories, the most recent a first place award at the Appalachian Heritage Writers Symposium. Her short stories have been published in several anthologies including The Howl, Virginia Highlands Community College, Alalitcom, Alabama Writers Enclave, and The Maine Review. In the works are several more children’s books, a sequel to Clues, and perhaps a book of poems.
Claudia is available to speak at women’s conferences, and she can be contacted at P.O. Box 2166, Greeneville, TN, 37743.
She also has a blog FORHIMPRESS.WORDPRESS.COM