Writer & Storyteller
"Via upbeat and honest prose...Forrest expertly communicates one wheelchair user’s challenges of navigating an ableist world."
- Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Affirming, uplifting, and thoughtful."
-Kirkus, starred review
"...an instant YA classic." -BookPage
Claire Forrest is a writer of young adult novels, picture books, and essays.
She is a graduate of Hamline University’s Masters in Writing for Children and Young Adults program. Her critical thesis focused on the importance of allowing disabled authors to tell their own authentic stories. Claire is represented by Patricia Nelson of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.
Her writing for adults has appeared on HuffPost Personal, Bustle, and SwimSwam.com. Passionate about disability acceptance and inclusion on every level, her tweets on disability have earned the attention of U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth and former U.S. Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power, and have been picked up by Upworthy and the Huffington Post.
When she’s not writing, Claire is looking for her next book to read and enjoys swimming, attending concerts, spending time with her family and friends, and befriending every dog she meets. She currently lives on the ancestral and contemporary lands of the Očeti Šakówin and Wahpekute in Minneapolis, Minnesota.