Welcome

This is the online haunt of  writer, editor, designer, cartoonist and teacher Clay Wirestone. In other words, me.

I’m a columnist, weekend editor and designer at the Concord Monitor of Concord, N.H. I’ve also worked at The Tampa Tribune, Tampa Bay Times and The Philadelphia Inquirer. In my spare time, I’ve freelanced for websites, magazines and basic-cable history shows. I also draw comic strips, teach kids to draw comic strips and talk on the radio.

At this site, you’ll find a selection of my work in multiple fields, spanning the last few years. If that’s not enough, links throughout the site will direct you to bonus Wirestone-centric content.

You can send me e-mail at claywires@gmail.com. You can also follow me on Twitter and Facebook. Or try all three and see what happens!

RECENT NEWS

• This site has been overhauled, with new content throughout and a fresh look. Enjoy! (9/1/2015)

• I’ve started a new series of podcasts for the Political Monitor. Listen to them all here. I’m also crafting the site’s weekly political quiz. (8/21/2015)

 My husband Max Wirestone‘s book, The Unfortunate Decisions of Dahlia Moss, will be out Oct. 20. Pre-order it now! (4/13/2015)

• Happy fourth birthday to our own Baxter Charles! (4/13/2015)

• Ever heard of “Ashcan Copies”? I wrote about them for mental_floss. I followed up with an audio version for NHPR’s Word of Mouth. (3/13/15)

I’m now a regular columnist for the Concord Monitor. Read the first installment of “Off Main.” (7/6/14)

Follow my mental_floss contributions with this author’s page for the magazine and website. (5/7/14)

My short story “First in the Galaxy” appears in Live Free or Sci Fi, published by Plaidswede Press. It’s available now.  (11/21/13)

My feature about artists who kept their day jobs headlined the mental_floss website.  I then talked about it on Word of Mouth. (9/3/2013)

My series about same-sex adoption in New Hampshire appeared in the Concord Monitor. I gave more context to NHPR’s Morning Edition. It was then written up on BoingBoing (thanks, Maggie). (7/11/2013)