Claire is the author of the Cordelia Codd stories. These follow Cordelia's comic and touching misadventures as she struggles to deal with the difficult issues faced by many pre-teen children. Claire is a former teacher who has worked in the UK, USA and Colombia.
Her favourite books at the moment are
Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo
Krindlekrax by Philip Ridley
Coram Boy by Jamila Gavin
Artichoke Hearts by Sita Brahmachari
Her favourite films are currently
Pandora and the Flying Dutchman, 1951
Billy Elliot, 2000
The Belles of St.Trinian's, 1954
The Artist, 2011
Claire has been writing since Miss Fox, her year four teacher, sat her in a corner for talking too much and told her to get on with some handwriting. She realised that she was happiest sitting alone with a pencil and her thoughts, but her own stories came much later.