Clare is a primary school teacher and children’s author who lives in Devon with her husband and two children. Clare does her best writing by the sea, which is lucky because she lives a stone’s throw (sort of!) from the sand and salty sea air.
When Clare isn’t writing stories she is inspiring children to write their own. Being a teacher gives Clare an outlet for her BIG ideas. Once she helped a class make a giant rice crispy cake that was so wide it wouldn’t fit through the door!
But her best idea yet has been putting pen to paper. Clare loves writing whacky but is particularly passionate about writing stories that help children deal with big feelings and difficult issues.
In 2013, Clare won The Margaret Carey Scholarship for Picture Book Writers and she received Silver Medal at The Greenhouse Funny Prize 2014 for her picture book, Aerodynamics of Biscuits, which was published by Maverick Arts Publishing in September 2015. An early reader version of the story, ‘Biscuit Blast Off,’ was published in May 2016. The book is now also a stage show, with enormous thanks to Rob and his team at Entertaininly Different.
Clare is represented by Alice Williams of Alice Williams Literary.
Please get in contact if you’d like to book an event or live show. Clare loves all opportunities to work with young readers and their families. In fact, she loves doing events SO MUCH she has started keeping an ‘Event Count!’ Please also see the price guide 2017-2018
*38 events and counting!*
Dunstone Primary School (22nd September 2017)
The Erme Primary School (24th September 2015)
The Maverick Book Launch (1st October 2015)
Sparkwell All Saints Primary School (Monday 5th October 2015)
Lady Seawards Primary School (Tuesday 6th October 2015)
Marldon Pre-school Playgroup (Tuesday 13th October 2015)
West Thornton Primary Academy, Croydon (Tuesday 20th October 2014)
Waterstones, Drake Circus, Plymouth (Saturday 24th October 2014)
Biscuit Book Launch, Daunt Books, Chelsea (Wednesday 28th October 2015)
Ivybridge Library (Saturday 28th November 2015)
White Rock Primary School- World Book Week (Thursday 3rd March 2016)
Newton Ferrors C of E Primary School
Lady Seaward C of E Primary School- World Book Week (Friday 4th March 2016)
The Launch of Libraries Unlimited, Kingsbridge Library (Saturday 24th April 2016)
RHS Rosemoor with Entertainingly Different (Thursday 12th August 2016)
Waterstones, Drake Circus, Plymouth (Saturday 23rd October 2016)
St Cleer Primary School- World Book Week 2017(28th February -2nd March 2017)
Warberry C of E Primary School-World Book Week 2017 (28th February -2nd March 2017)
Elburton Primary School- World Book Week 2017 (28th February -2nd March 2017)
Beautiful Days Festival, Exeter (18th-20th August 2017)
Exeter Waterstones with Picture Book Club (Tuesday 23rd August)
Dartmouth Bookshop Crawl with Devon Book Club (7th October 2017)
Story time at Exeter Library (27th October 2017)
SCBWI Mass Book Launch, Winchester (25th November 2017)
Maverick Book Launch and Christmas Party (3rd December 2017)
(7th February 2018)
(21st February 2018)
(5th March 2018)
(29th May 2018)
Launch of Seamoor Lotto, Follaton House
(30th May 2018)
(31st May 2018)
(6th July 2018)