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.

In a month I’ll travel to Argentina (!!!) 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.