Clare O’Beara is a tree surgeon and expert witness, and a former national standard showjumper. She lives in Dublin, Ireland, with her husband and cats. Previously, I interviewed her about her writing while in Dublin for The New Book Review. 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.
This blog post has more information about her environmental efforts and online sites. I am writing this post due to my efforts in the area of climate change. O’Beara is an ecologist who is graduating in 2021 with an Honours Degree in Multimedia Journalism. She co-moderates a climate change interest group (the Green Group) on Goodreads, and blogs monthly on that site. Her journalism site is a source of additional environmental information. She writes for Medium, and other sites as well. Her environmental journalism site may be found at this link. One of her posts is information about the Dublin Array Windfarm. She asks if it is Progressive Power or a danger to birds? What do you think? Her video of the area is on YouTube, and below.
As a writer, O’Beara works to make her books Carbon Neutral. She writes so much, I don’t know how she has time to sleep!
O’Beara covered the conference on marine plastic waste held in Viet Nam. Afterward, she decided to find out how much her neighborhood contributed to the problem. She became convinced that we are indeed in need of solutions. She has served on the Royal Dublin Society Forestry And The Environment Committee. I highly recommend following O’Beara on Goodreads, the Goodreads Green Group, and her other informational sites. We learn so much from dedicated people!
Here are some of her awards:
Clare O’Beara wins SMedias Blog / Vlog of The Year Aug 2021, SMedias Blog / Vlog media release.
New book released in 2020, ‘A Dog For Lockdown’ media release.
New book released in 2020, ‘A Pony For Quarantine’ media release.
An article Clare wrote about her contribution to quarantine literature, Link to Writing.ie article by Clare
2020, Second Place, Dublin Business School Create Contest.
Clare was one of the crime reviewers invited to attend a crime authors’ event on 12th April 2016 at the Embassy of Luxembourg in London.
Murder Against The Clock was featured in The Dublin Southside People on page 22
Clare was mentioned in Great Diving Quotes
Clare was one of the reviewers attending Ellen Gunning’s book launch in Dublin in September 2016. Ellen Gunning is Director of Irish Academy of Public Relations.
The Independent newspaper profiled Clare as part of an article on Amazon Top Reviewers by Journalist Nathalie Olah. Friday 11 March 2016.
The University of San Diego has made one of Clare’s reviews available as an educational tool.
BBC World Book Club invited Clare to contribute to a discussion with Malorie Blackman, author and Children’s Laureate.
In 2013 she won first prize for Print Journalism in Ireland’s National Media Awards.
She contributed a story to A Pint And A Haircut (Lon Dubh, 2010), an anthology in aid of Concern’s Haiti fund.
Clare reads extensively and reviews books for Fresh Fiction.com.
Thank you for reading, Carolyn