Caden St. Claire is a nom de plume for a native Texan of Irish descent currently living in northwest Houston with her gaming son, Cereal Masticator, and her cat, Hemingway. She worked for many years in the legal field, graduated cum laude from the University of Houston, and taught English and English as a Second Language in public high school. A full-time writer, she is also a poet and songwriter who delights in the rhythm of words and the constantly changing landscape of human emotion. Her writing credits (as C. J. Sweet) for short stories include the following:
Night Vision—First Place in the 2015 Writer’s Digest Fiction Contest, Thriller Category;
The Organ Chaser—The Final Twist’s 2016 anthology, “Denizens of the Dark”;
White Rabbit—Honorable Mention in Saturday Evening Post’s 2017 Great American Fiction Contest (included in their online anthology of winners);
Sweet Potato Pie—The Final Twist’s 2019 anthology, “Menu for Mayhem”;
Frozen World— The Final Twist’s 2019 anthology, “Menu for Mayhem”;
White Rabbit— republished in The Final Twist’s 2020 anthology, “Every Beast Has a Secret”;
A Fish in My Garage— The Final Twist’s 2020 anthology, “Every Beast Has a Secret”;
Three Dogs, Dancing—The Final Twist’s 2020 anthology, “Every Beast Has a Secret”; and
Three Dogs, Dancing, Sweet Potato Pie, and White Rabbit – The Final Twist’s 2021 anthology, “Chosen by the Writers”.
Plant Food, Meadowlark, and Evangeline – The Final Twist’s 2021 anthology, “Released from Reality”.