Hi! I’m Claire Naughton, a 22-year-old from a quiet Midwest town who hopped on a plane after graduation instead of plunking down in an office chair. I decided to use graduation as a springboard to see the world, and recently bought a real backpacking-pack, so you could say it’s getting pretty serious, despite my mother’s text-query of “How much will you really use that?” (My cheeky response: “Well, probably a lot more once I actually have one….”)
This website was originally created as a personal space to share my post-grad experiences while I’m volunteering as an English teacher in Arequipa, Peru, but I’ve since decided to take the bull by the horns and also work to develop a remote freelance writing business, in addition to expanding my blog to include personal essays. Weirdly, this is the least busy I’ve been since high school. Thanks, college.
I hold a BA in English with an emphasis in creative writing from Kenyon College, and have most recently been published on RunnerClick, FluentU, my school’s study abroad blog, edited a novel, contributed to Canada’s largest travel-destinations website, and am a regular ghostwriter for a short-story outlet based in the States.
Currently, I’m in Buenos Aires, Argentina, making final preparations to travel down to an estancia in northern Patagonia where I’ve been offered the opportunity to work as a biographer for Ashley Carrithers.
In addition to writing and running, I am also an avid hiker, horseback rider, foodie, and coffee/beer/wine enthusiast.
Interested in working together? Contact me here.