“ Clare has that much-talked-about but extremely rare skill of really capturing a place she has traveled to in clear, evocative language that grabs the reader from the first line of the story. I was so impressed by her recent story in Intermezzo, “Market Day at La Merced”: after only a few days in Mexico City, she nailed the place. Reading the story, I was immediately transported back to the sights, sounds, and smells of one of the most fascinating places in the world. ”

Catherine Craddock-Carrillo
Commissioning Editor, Mexico and Central America
Lonely Planet Publications