Clare Estrada began her writing career in 2016, at the age of 68, with a crowd funding campaign on Publishizer! She has since self-published four books in her series, "Mariposa". "The Bearded White God" is #5 in this series.
Clare was born and raised in Westchester County north of New York City, attended Catholic elementary, high school and college, graduating in 1969 with a BA in English Literature from The College of New Rochelle.
She worked most of her life in social services. When she moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1989, she worked through the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation to develop jobs for people with intellectual disabilities. Clare retired in 2008; she currently lives on a ranch in northern Arizona with an assortment of spoiled dogs.