Clare Aylward has lived in or very near Tucson, Arizona since 1978. In a former life Clare was a court jester: next time around she wants to be either a major league umpire or professional storm chaser. Right now she works on various art projects to sell and fiddle tunes to play; she has a day job as a social worker at a nearby neo-natal intensive care unit, where she helps children and families.
Clare has attended the University of Arizona, the College of Santa Fe and Arizona State University and has degrees in liberal arts and social work. Clare shares an old, tastefully updated adobe brick home with her loyal corgi-mix dog, Bearbear; she loves the Sonoran desert, but routinely dreams of Newfoundland, where her grandparents are from and where her roots run deep.
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