About Clare

Clare Rhoden is a writer, speaker and book reviewer inspired by politics, culture and the march of history. Her creative adventures peek back in time and speculate about our collective future.

She’s been scribbling down stories since she first held a pen, and subsequently gained a floppy PhD hat for creative writing. Her published collection includes fiction, non-fiction and academic works.

Clare’s thought-provoking stories and popular characters inspire hope and optimism through challenging times – ranging from wartime history to the dystopian world of the Pale.

Clare’s novels include the first and second books in The Pale trilogy of dystopian sci-fi:

The Pale (Pale #1)

Broad Plain Darkening (Pale #2)

The Pale trilogy #3 is coming in 2019 … watch for updates …

Clare completed her PhD in Australian WWI literature at the University of Melbourne in 2011. Her academic book The Purpose of Futility: writing WWI,  Australian style, was published by UWAP Scholarly in 2015.

Clare also studied for a Masters of Creative Writing in 2008, in which she investigated the history of her grandparents who emigrated for Europe to Port Adelaide in January 1914. The Stars in the Night is the result of her research.

The Stars in the Night