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Claude Forthomme
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Baby Boomer Cool...
BOOMER LITERATURE, a new genre is born, a pendant to YA literature! The difference? A simple matter of stages in life: just as YA is concerned with coming of age issues, boomer lit or Baby Boomer novels (BB novels) address "coming of old... Read more
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To celebrate #EarthDay along with Google...Enjoy!
My contribution to Earth Day and the #EarthLove Edition of Wattpad:
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Hi everybody! I just participated in one of Wattpad's monthly challenges - you pledge to write at least 10,000 words within the month! - and I wrote 15,000 words (Yes!) in just 3 days (harassing but FUN!). What came out was a novella in 3 parts called "Severed Head" - but no, not gruesome at all! It's a love story and it actually celebrates the Earth, in fact that's what the Wattpad challenge in this month of April was for: #EarthLove, asking us to imagine another world and why we love this one...

I wonder if what I wrote is actually "solarpunk", but maybe it isn't? Do let me know, I'd love some feedback! +Mary Woodbury I'm not trying to barge in or anything. Just wondering...

You can read it here, I've uploaded the first part yesterday, the second one is coming today, and the third tomorrow, by 20 April it's all out! https://www.wattpad.com/myworks/68777502-severed-head
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Thanks Mary, let me know what you think! Though I guess it does not have "green" technology as such in it, it's really more political and very much based on the hope that we can find a way to change the course of History and get the US to change its policies of benign neglect on global warming (in my story, this is done via time travel! Yes, I know, rather unlikely but remember it is also a fantasy piece!) ...

Climate Change is the ONE issue that is MISSING from the current presidential election debate - and that's why I drew Donald Trump in, as the "villain" who could (inadvertently) get the ball rolling, ha ha! My real aim with this story is to try and draw political attention to the issue of climate change...If we don't, if American citizens don't wake up to the threat of global warming, we'll just go on the way we're doing now and we shall be hurtling towards extinction! Yeah, I really mean that!
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Brilliant analysis, typical Seth at his best!
The obvious and rational equation is that being trustworthy plus being transparent will lead you to be trusted. Verification of trustworthiness should lead to trust. This makes sense. Being trustworthy (acting in a way that's worthy of trust) plus being...
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Great post and well said - he was a major actor!

And yes, bottom line, you're right, one writes because one must! And I love the way you feel free about it, no agent, no publisher - I wish I could be quite as detached as you...for I  wouldn't mind having both, a good agent whom I could trust as a guide in the publishing jungle and a good publisher who believed in me, that would be writing heaven for me!
It would be remiss of me in my mind to allow the passing of Alan Rickman to go unmentioned. He was one of those actors who, from my point of view, I liked in everything I saw him in but could never remember his name. I just knew that he was excellent. Image result for Alan Rickman ...
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Cool - my book featured on a major website!
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Great presentation of my Sicilian adventure book on prestigious Venture Galleries!
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Way to go!
Books about poverty in America still do not hit the bestseller list like a book about poverty in India or the developing world, but that is about to change. Find out why.
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Cool, my article picked up by a great site: Venture Galleries!
THE CAT IS OUT OF THE BAG. Finally we know exactly how many self-published authors make it big: 40. Yes, that's not a typo. Forty self-published authors "make money", all the others, and they number in the hundreds of thousands, don't.... Read more
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The beginning of a New Age...If we all work on it!
Andrew Budsock is a fellow in the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professional Program studying and interning in Munich. He is also a graduate student at Columbia University studying conservation biology, specifically how climate change impacts tropical rainforest ecosystem integrity. Interested in conservation and environmental issues, he aims to open an inclusive dialogue combining various cultural perspectives. Find more from Andre...
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Justin Trudeau was elected as Canada’s 23rd Prime Minister on the 4th November 2015. He graduated from McGill University with..
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Education
  • Columbia University
    Economics
  • Barnard College
    Economics
  • French Lycée Par Correspondance
    High School
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Female
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Economist, Writer, Poet, Painter and Food Lover
Introduction
A Columbia University graduate, Claude is an economist with a 25 year career at the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), starting as a project evaluation officer and ending as Director for Europe and Central Asia. Since 2004, she is a delegate of the Order of Malta to FAO, World Food Programme and IFAD. Before her UN experience, she had worked in banking, publishing, journalism, marketing and was a lecturer in economics. 

She also writes fiction, in Italian under the pen name Claude Bonanno and in English as Claude Nougat (books available on Amazon).  Following in the footsteps of her mother, Simone Ruyters, a successful portraitist in New York in the 1960s, Claude also paints and is a member of Artistes Indépendants (Paris). She has participated in numerous shows in Paris and Rome. 

She contributes to Publishing Perspectives and several other online publications and is an editor at Impakter, a magazine for Millennials with a unique section on the United Nations

You can find her on Facebook, Twitter and the new social network Thingser

She is married and lives in Italy.

Work
Occupation
Senior Editor Impakter; delegate to Rome-based UN agencies
Skills
painting, cooking
Employment
  • writer, painter, blogger, 2005 - present
  • United Nations agency: FAO; Harper & Row Editor; Washington University lecturer in economics; Coca Cola marketing expert
    1979 - 2004
  • Sovereign Order of Malta
    Deputy Observer to FAO, IFAD, World Food Programme, 2004 - present
    delegate to the 3 major United Nations agencies
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Currently
Rome
Previously
Stockolm - Paris - New York - Chicago - Cairo - Moscow - Bogotà - Brussels
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