With chilling detail and a riveting , lyrical narrative, The Butterfly Garden reveals St. Clair's struggle to piece together his haunted past before it consumes him and shares his inspiring metamorphosis from victim to victim's advocate. The Butterfly Garden is a timeless triumph, a reminder that hope can be the most powerful of all emotions, freeing us to soar despite the past and the odds against us.
Around the world universities, high schools, and juvenile detention facilities have incorporated his memoir into their curriculum, and St. Clair's inspirational lectures have become an integral part of the training for law enforcement, prosecutors, and DHS in several states.
Chip is currently working on a science fiction series, where he looks to offer young adult readers the same inspiration and enjoyment he found in books as a child.
He also guest teaches creative writing
in at-risk middle and high schools
to help children turn their passion into purpose through creative arts
and literature programs.
Chip is a Ghostwriter and Project Editor For Advantage | ForbesBooks where he works with some of the world's most innovative thought-leaders and entrepreneurs to tell informative and entertaining stories.
Following the commercial success of his bestselling memoir
The Butterfly Garden: Surviving Childhood on the Run with
One of America’s Most Wanted (HCI 2008),
Chip St. Clair was a featured author at Book Expo of America, was honored to be nominated for the Michigan Notable Book Award, and participated in a national book signing tour for Borders.
“Chip St. Clair brilliantly exemplifies the courage that remains in a child . . .
His courage makes him a hero, his prose makes him an artist. Chip St. Clair can write. Were it up to me The Butterfly Garden would be required reading . . .”
- David Keith, Actor
“The Butterfly Garden delivers a bold and powerful story of tragedy and triumph.
This book gives one the courage to look within, and provides everlasting hope in the human spirit.
St. Clair’s work inspires and empowers."
- Dave Pelzer, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author
of A Child Called It & The Lost Boy
"Every secret of a writer’s soul, every experience of his life, every quality of his mind, is written large in his works."