Claire lives in Texas. She loves Texas. She also would like to leave Texas for a while and wander the world armed only with her laptop and nunchucks, both of which she can forsooth wield mightily. She is a ninja librarian, she writes fantastical stories, and her daemon is an ocelot but sometimes a unicorn. When presented with the choice “to high five or not to high five,” she will always choose TO HIGH FIVE. Her first novel, THE CAVENDISH HOME FOR BOYS AND GIRLS, due out in Fall 2012 by Simon & Schuster BFYR, will probably give you nightmares. Or at the very least make you buy a nightlight.