Claire M. Banschbach

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Claire M. Banschbach is a native West Texan. She discovered a deep and abiding love for fantasy and science fiction at a young age, prompting her to begin exploring worlds armed only with an overactive imagination and a pen. She's an overall dork, pizza addict, and fangirl. She enjoys meshing stories of family and faith with healthy doses of action and adventure. She talks to fictional characters more than she should while trying to find time for all their stories.
She currently resides in Arlington, TX where she works as a Pediatric Physical Therapist.



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Claire M. Banschbach Where does time go? But then that would morph into a time travel book and I would confuse myself. Maybe I'll just go with where have all the good men…moreWhere does time go? But then that would morph into a time travel book and I would confuse myself. Maybe I'll just go with where have all the good men gone, and where are all the gods? (less)
Claire M. Banschbach The best thing about being a writer is the worlds you create. If life gets tough, you have a place to escape to for a few hours where you control what…moreThe best thing about being a writer is the worlds you create. If life gets tough, you have a place to escape to for a few hours where you control what happens. Hopefully your characters would be friends with you and it's nice to go hang out with them and have that adventure you've always wanted. (less)
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“Fight with me again and let us prove that we will keep what is ours! - Corin”
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“Maybe Adalwulf truly has nothing tae fear for I see before me only cowards willing tae sacrifice everything for the sake of their lives! - Aiden”
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“How do you know I’m any different from the broken, beaten slave you found over seven years ago? - Corin”
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“We'll free as many as we can and build an army in the forest. It might take years, but I won't rest until every last Calorin is gone from these shores and my father is restored to the throne. - Corin”
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“We hear rumors of a man who leads a rebellion in the forest, determined to drive the invader out. It's said wherever wolf howls or hawk cries, he appears.”
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message 7: by C.B.

C.B. Cook Claire wrote: " In a teeny tiny town called Lamesa, in between Midland ..."

I haven't actually, but I've been to a lot of small towns like it. One stop light and a Dairy Queen is all you need. :P"


Haha, they don't even have any stop lights! And the only restaurant is Pal's Diner. They do have a nice-sized school, though.


Claire Banschbach In a teeny tiny town called Lamesa, in between Midland ..."

I haven't actually, but I've been to a lot of small towns like it. One stop light and a Dairy Queen is all you need. :P


message 5: by C.B.

C.B. Cook Claire wrote: "C.B. wrote: "C.B. wrote: "Ooh, you're from Midland, I didn't even realize that! You live really close to my grandparents! :D"

In a teeny tiny town called Lamesa, in between Midland and Lubbock."

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So cool! I love the drive-in movie theater. I watched Planes there.
Have you heard of Ackerley? That's an even teeny-tinier town close to Lamesa where my aunt lives. I think there are five streets in the whole town...


Claire Banschbach C.B. wrote: "C.B. wrote: "Ooh, you're from Midland, I didn't even realize that! You live really close to my grandparents! :D"

In a teeny tiny town called Lamesa, in between Midland and Lubbock."


I know that town. Driven through it many a time for volleyball trips or visits to Lubbock. :) Even stopped a few times. ;)


message 3: by C.B.

C.B. Cook C.B. wrote: "Ooh, you're from Midland, I didn't even realize that! You live really close to my grandparents! :D"

In a teeny tiny town called Lamesa, in between Midland and Lubbock.


Claire Banschbach C.B. wrote: "Ooh, you're from Midland, I didn't even realize that! You live really close to my grandparents! :D"
That's awesome! :) Where do they live?


message 1: by C.B. (last edited May 18, 2015 02:41PM)

C.B. Cook Ooh, you're from Midland, I didn't even realize that! You live really close to my grandparents! :D


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