Clare O'Beara is an author, tree surgeon and expert witness, and a former national standard showjumper. She has qualified in ecology and multimedia journalism, and includes environmental issues in her stories.
Clare lives in Dublin. She has served on the Royal Dublin Society's voluntary Forestry and the Environment Committee.
Clare is an award–winning writer of fiction and non–fiction, whose journalism work has been published in more than thirty countries. Her credits include Writing.ie, The Register.com, Mensa Magazine and Mensa International Journal. Currently editor of Inside DBS, the official blog website of Dublin Business School, and the Sustainable College blog. Inside DBS won the Blog Of The Year Award 2021.
- 2021 - Winner, Blog Of The Year, National Student Media Awards.
- 2021 – Shortlisted, EPA Award for Journalism Relating to The Environment.
- 2021 - Volunteer of The Year, DBS Student Awards.
- 2020 - Second, Dublin Business School Create Contest.
- 2014 - Winner, Arkady Renko Short Story Contest held by Simon & Schuster, judged by Martin Cruz Smith.
- 2013 - Winner, Print Journalism in Ireland's National Media Awards.
Clare is an independent publisher who works to make her e-books Carbon Neutral.
Author of eighteen books to date, including a No.1 Best Seller. They include a science fiction series about journalism in a future London, a crime series set in Dublin, romantic suspense, and Young Adult books. A Pony For Quarantine (2020) was selected for Children's Multicultural Book Day, a non-profit promoting diversity in children's literature. A Dog For Lockdown (2020) was selected as Middle Grade Book Of The Year by author and reviewer Jemima Pett.
Clare reads extensively and reviews books for Fresh Fiction.com, a media website based in Texas; she has been part of their Content Management Team since 2012.
Vine Reviewer: Amazon.co.uk.
Top 1% Goodreads Reviewer.
Clare was the MacGuyver for the Hugo Awards at Worldcon Dublin 2019. She also worked on the Worldcon Logistics and Events teams and was the Videographer. Clare has been a Staff Member for Octocon, Ireland's National Science Fiction Convention, 2018 - 2019 - 2020.
Clare's Photography website currently features the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Bull Island.
Environmental Blog website explores the proposed Dublin Array windfarm, working horses and donkeys in developing nations, the UNEP conference on marine plastics, and how people relaxed in parks during lockdowns.
Clare and her husband enjoy visiting places of interest, and Clare blogs about places with good disability access. Having made over 130 posts she is now compiling Top Ten lists for Ireland and for UK.
Clare is graduating in 2021 with a First Class Honours Degree in Journalism at Dublin Business School. She served as President of the DBS Journalism Society, Vice President of the Sustainability Society which is part of the Green Campus Movement; and a Peer Mentor. Clare also completed the DBS Leadership Programme.