Bestselling Author & Motivational Speaker

Chip St. Clair, bestselling author of The Butterfly Garden: Surviving Childhood on the Run with One of America’s Most Wanted (HCI 2008), is a motivational speaker who shares his personal story of tragedy and triumph. St. Clair has been featured on Good Morning America, Dateline, and the Huffington Post among others, and in a documentary series on OWN as well as Investigation Discovery, airing in syndication worldwide for his incredible story of overcoming unbelievable odds. As a young boy, Chip found solitude in poetry and literature – Dickens, Dumas, Twain, Harper Lee, and Tolkien offered brief respite into a world more beautiful than his own. In 2005, St. Clair was honored with a U.S. Congressional Record for his ardent child advocacy. In 2007, Chip and his wife, Lisa, founded the St. Clair Butterfly Foundation, with a mission to eradicate the notion that children of sordid backgrounds are defined by their surroundings and destined to continue a cycle of suffering. Universities and high schools across the country have incorporated The Butterfly Garden into their curriculum, and St. Clair’s riveting lectures have become an integral part of the training for law enforcement, prosecutors, and DHS is several states. For Child Abuse Awareness Month, St. Clair participated in nearly 100 interviews worldwide. In addition to his published memoir, The Butterfly Garden, St. Clair has also contributed a prologue for the children’s book, I Said No! A Kid-to-Kid Guide to Keeping your Private Parts Private. Today, St. Clair continues to grow his foundation and lecture nationwide as a member of Premiere Speakers Bureau and Celebrity Talent International. He is at work on several fiction book projects, where he looks to offer readers of all ages the same inspiration and enjoyment he found in books as a child.

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