My name is Claire and I like to write.
Hello and welcome to my page!
My name is Claire and I write children's stories. My very first picture book has just been published - 'The Town That Threw Everything Away'. A book with a strong eco message, it' perfect for little planet protectors age 4-8. Buy it here!
I haven't always been a writer. In fact, it wasn't even on my top 10 list of careers as a child. (Nurse and hair dresser were my top two). So how did I get into writing children's books?
The truth is, it wasn't something I ever thought about because I always believed that English wasn't my strongest subject. I struggled with spelling and grammar and I just assumed that made me bad at it. However, it wasn't until a friend suggested the perfect job for me would be a children's author that I started to think about it.
And then lockdown happened. Now as someone who suffers from Crohn's Disease and takes a whole host of medications that lower my immune system, I had to shield. For someone who love the outdoors and being busy, that was hard. So I wrote a story about a hedgehog who was sad and in a wild moment I decided to share it on Facebook Live. I'm really glad I did because if I hadn't, I wouldn't be where I am now!
Here I am, living a dream I didn't even dare to have.
Please take a look around my website and feel free to get in touch.