Claire Monserrat Jackson


Claire's been passionate about writing for a very long time. She wrote her first book, “The Brave Little Dinosaur,” at age four. Sales were abysmal, but it did very well in the “Readers Aged 25-30 Who Are Also the Author’s Parents” category.

Her work has been featured around the Web, including poetry and short fiction, and she's edited work for other authors in a number of genres (that number is two).

Claire lives in her native Ohio, while dreaming of moving north to live in writerly solitude among the trees and lakes and snow. When not scribbling or typing furiously in her office, she can usually be found at the library or poking about the local woods, terrifying hikers who aren't expecting her to pop out of the shrubbery, all sweaty and lost.

Quote: "I think it's the greatest, most terrifying thing in the world to be a writer. It's a crushing responsibility and a heady thrill, knowing you have these universes inside you that are relying solely on your ability to translate their existence to the page in order to live and breathe in the wider world. So, don't screw it up, or you'll be responsible for killing more people than bad community theater. No pressure."

Where to find Claire Monserrat Jackson online


Blood Ties
A four-part serial novel focused on Cuicatl "Cat" Cruz, an assassin with a heart of fool's gold who's tasked with taking out a power-hungry madman in the ruins of 23rd-century America. Urban punk noir meets myth and magic as Cat tries to save humanity—and herself.


Blood Ties (Part One: Daddy's Little Girl)
Series: Blood Ties. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,770. Language: American English. Published: August 20, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(5.00 from 1 review)
Making a living in the twenty-third century ruins of America can be murder. Cat Cruz is accustomed to solving other people's problems—permanently. She's been doing it for a long, long time. But when a furious young woman with a patricidal axe to grind comes calling one rainy afternoon, Cat soon finds herself embroiled in a case that'll take more than a quick wit—and a fast draw—to resolve.
Exchange Rate
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 4,950. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Fiction » Poetry » Gay & lesbian
Gentleman robbers take flight, devils are redeemed, and old gods try to keep up with the latest trends in this collection of light, dark, and romantic verse. A man from Memphis turns the tables on the Father of Lies; a lone (and lonely) assassin contemplates her future and her past; and sirens and pizza exert a magnetic pull on the souls of mere mortals.

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