H. CLAIRE TAYLOR has lived in Austin since the eighties (it's her hometown) and hasn't yet found a compelling reason to move away.
After being a Very Good Student™ of creative writing at Texas State University, she worked an assortment of unfulfilling jobs until her inner tortured artist could recover from four soul-crushing years of academia, at which point she held her nose and jumped into the muddy waters of writing comedy full time.
Now she shares a home with her husband and two black-and-white mutts and suffers from an unhealthy dependency on Post-It Notes that she can quit whenever she wants. Really. When she’s not working on her novels, she’s blogging and recording her comedy podcast, Something Nice to Say.
If you're ever in Austin, legend has it that she can be lured from her home with an offering of queso, whiskey, and stimulating conversation. Find ways to summon her at www.hclairetaylor.com