Growing up in Surrey, Clare always dreamed of being a writer. Instead, after gaining a degree in history and an MA in women’s studies she accidentally fell into a career in IT. After spending many years as a project manager in London, she moved to Norfolk for a quieter life and trained as a professional jeweller.
Now, finally writing full-time, she lives with her husband and the youngest two of her six children. Weekends are often spent satisfying her love of history, exploring local castles and monastic ruins with her miniature schnauzer Fred. The family also make frequent visits to the beautiful Norfolk coast where they all, including Fred, eat (a lot) of ice cream.
Her debut novel The Secrets of Saffron Hall was published by Avon on 6 August 2020.