Author: Claire Lower

Claire Lower is a freelance writer who holds a B.S. in chemistry. She was raised by two veterinarians and used to nap in kennels. Full Name: Claire Lower Location: Florida for now. Moving to Portland, OR, soon! Where You Can Find Me on the Internet: For writerly things, go here. To see what I eat every day, go here. I also Tweet under the handle @clairelizzie. What I Do for a Living: Word hustler. What I Do for Fun: Take selfies with my dog, make my own cheese, and drink a little too much whiskey for someone my height. The Furry Members of My Household Are: I have two dogs, Angie and Kira, with whom I have very rich and fulfilling relationships. Then there is the cat. I don’t think he knows I’m here. My Favorite Things to Write About Are: Angie, food, baking, ethanol, science. My Pet Peeves Are: One day I will buy a turtle and I will name him “Peeve.” It’s going to be hilarious. Until then, my pet peeve is the term “chemical free.” My Guilty Pleasures Are: Society tells me I should feel bad about genuinely loving fast-food, but I don’t have enough shame to feel guilt over it. How I Deal with Cat/Dog Hair: Long conversations with my pets about how we simply can’t go on like this. What I Want to Be When I Grow Up: Beyoncé