Claudia Mills describes her writing as only one of her three professions. She is also a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Colorado at Boulder and a mother of two boys. According to her website, Claudia says, that this “means that my writing never seems like a job to me. It is the special, secret work that I love best. I write early in the morning, while the rest of my family is still sound asleep. I lie on the couch upstairs, with a mug of Earl Grey tea or hot chocolate beside me, and scribble away with my favorite felt-tipped pen on a narrow-ruled pad, as I watch the rising sun cast a rosy glow on the Rocky Mountains beyond my home. It's a lovely way to start a day. And I love thinking that on some other couch far away, someone will be reading my stories and sharing the characters and worlds I have created.”
Here is an article Claudia Mills wrote on the Nerdy Book Club blog.