Claire is very much a Philadelphian, but she currently works as a writer and editor in Chicago. She and her boyfriend moved from the East Coast after graduation and enjoy decorating their apartment and catching up on old seasons of tv shows the rest of you were into like five years ago. She writes essays about her family and short stories about lots of things that are really about her family, too. She enjoys people watching in any and all settings, but especially when the activity is accompanied by an iced coffee. She is the literary editor at GapersBlock.com, works for Story Studio Chicago, and freelances around town. You can follow her on twitter @MsClerval.