Patricia Claus

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Maine, USA
University Of Oregon
History, Science, Religion, Medicine
  • Pat majored in history at the University of Oregon and remains fascinated by the subject. She believes everyone and everything has a story to tell.
  • After doing her family's genealogy she wrote a book of historical nonfiction, titled "Conscience is My Crown," about the lives of four of her ancestors in England and New England back in the 1600s.
  • She is also a published poet and has written and copyedited breaking news, as well as stories on history, science, medicine, art, public figures, and travel for the past three years.


Pat was a reporter for a small Maine newspaper after graduating from college, covering local news. She later wrote her book, "Conscience is My Crown," a work of historical nonfiction, and it was published in 2017 by Gracewing in the United Kingdom. The book delved into the turbulent political and religious lives of four of her ancestors. She then worked as a writer and copy editor at the Greek Reporter for three-and-a-half years, focusing on stories about Greek history and archaeology, science, art, anthropology, and travel.


Pat has a bachelor's degree in history from the University of Oregon, where she focused on art history, the history of science, and anthropology. She also studied in Sweden as an exchange student in her junior year of college.
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