Clare Meeker Media


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Author Bio
Clare Hodgson Meeker is an award-winning author of 11 children’s books, including the Smithsonian Notable Book Lootas Little Wave Eater which has sold over 28,000 copies to date. Her latest book, Rhino Rescue! And More True Stories of Saving Animals is published by National Geographic KIDS in February 2016. Her previous book,  Soccer Dreams: Playing the Seattle Sounders FC Way, was a licensed product of Major League Soccer, and is also available as an ebook for the KindleFire and Apple iPad. Clare teaches writing and makes appearances in elementary school and middle schools throughout Washington and Oregon, as well as at Richard Hugo House, a writers cooperative in Seattle, Washington. She is also a frequent speaker and panel moderator at conferences throughout the Northwest. Born and raised in New York, Clare graduated with a BA in Music from Boston University and received a law degree from Hofstra University in 1980. She left the practice of law to raise two children and began her career writing children’s books in 1993. Clare is a founding member of The Righteous Mothers, a female vocal group that has performed nationally for over 30 years.


Author Photos
Thumbnails of photos press can download

Most Recent Press Release
Click here for Sounders FC Soccer Dreams ebook press release.



March 11, 2011 Shelf Talk Awareness Book Trailer of the Day for Soccer Dreams: Playing the Seattle Sounders FC Way

2008 Finalist for Association of Educational Publishers Distinguished Achievement Award for Olive and Max Magazine Series

2005 Washington State Library’s Washington Summer Reads Selection on the theme of “Courage” for Lootas Little Wave Eater

1999 Smithsonian Notable Book for Children for Lootas Little Wave Eater

1997 Bank Street College Book of the Year selection for Who Wakes Rooster.

1996 The New Yorker Magazine Short List selection for Who Wakes Rooster

1995 CBC/ABA Pick of the List for “Children’s Books Mean Business” award for A Tale of Two Rice Birds

Recent Article
Elephants, education and conservation all important (January 22, 2013 Mercer Island Reporter)

For background on this issue see my previous opinion piece in the Seattle PI a year after Hansa's untimely death.

TV Appearance on New Day Northwest
King 5 New Day NW piece “Sounders Book Encourages Kids to Reach for their Dreams.”


Interview on the Childrens and Teens Book Connection blog:

Video Interview with Tony Ventrella:
Blog Interview with David Falk interview