Welcome to Claire’s page!
Shane and I set this site up many (many) years ago, and then didn’t pay much attention to it. We each developed our own sites instead.
First, if you’re looking for my professional, academic website, you’re not too far off! Head over to https://claire.skriletz.net for my blog, writing samples, CV, and book reviews.
In 2014 I started writing reviews of all the fiction I read. Broadly, my reading choices falls into the fantasy, historical mystery (i.e. mysteries set in a specific time period, such as the 1920s, 1940s, etc.), general mystery, and science fiction genres. It took until the end of 2014 for me to create a site for the book reviews. I’m publishing new reviews all the time – you can find them at https://bookreviews.skriletz.net.
I’ve gone through several revisions in my career path since we created this site – musicologist, religious studies, independent researcher, writer – all of which are reflected on my professional site. The book reviews site shows one of my other main interests, that is, reading. I’ve loved to read since I was a kid, and spent so many hours when I should have been sleeping, studying, or practicing the flute, reading fiction instead. The only times I haven’t kept up with reading fiction was in grad school. I read lots of fascinating, intriguing, thought-provoking books as a graduate student; unfortunately that didn’t leave me much time or inclination to read for fun.
My other interests include crocheting, baking, spending time with my three adorable cats, and music. All of these things, plus a part-time job as a documentation writer and trainer for a small software company, is enough to keep me busy.