Clare

Clare McBride was born in Northern Ireland, the oldest of three girls, to a farming couple. When Clare was nine, the family immigrated to Canada where Clare and her sisters spent the rest of their childhood on a Prairie grain farm. During middle school Clare began working in the Agricultural Industry. She completed her Agribusiness Diploma in 2009 and has since worked in the agronomy, agricultural retail, production insurance and management sectors of the industry. Clare continues working in Agriculture and writes as a hobby alongside her full-time job.


In late 2018 Clare wrote Pearl Loves Her Name and decided she would like to publish it in early 2019. Her daughters Oksana (6) and Quinn (4) were excited at the prospect of having a book written by their mother adorning their bedroom shevles, until tradegy struck when Oksana and Quinn were killed in a car crash caused by a drunk driver. Publishing Pearl Loves Her Name was put on hold after the crash until mid-2020 when Clare decided to continue with the production of Pearl Loves Her Name in honour of Oksana and Quinn. Pearl Loves Her Name was officially published in December 2020.


Shortly after publishing Pearl Loves Her Name, Clare decided to write another story based on the lives of her daughters Oksana and Quinn. Where I Come From was published in late 2021 and follows the lives that the girls lived, through the four seasons, in their hometown in the Parkland area of Manitoba. Following the publication of Where I Come From, Doug Can & Doug Will was published in March 2022.

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