Hello, and many thanks for dropping by. The following pages will give you an idea of my books and current projects, my writing life, and the latest news and events. You can also find me on Facebook (the button is on the top right of the page) so feel free to drop me a line. Happy browsing!                                                                                                                 

Claire X

Happy New Year!

For some, 2017 has been a bit of a trial, for others, a time of change. Whichever, whatever, thank you for your friendship and encouragement, and here’s wishing a happy and blessed 2018 to all. 

Getting Out of the Rut: 12 Ways To Get Plotting

Want to write a book but don't know where to start? Here's a list of 12 things I find useful when coming up with a new book project: 1. Follow your dreams. There's nothing quite like letting your mind wander to help find a new plot: (Not) listening to the football...

Under the Influence: Poetry

It was National Poetry Day recently, a timely prompt to recall and wallow in all those bits of verse that burrow under our skin. How can we resist the tongue-twisters and brain-teasers, the spine-tingling one-liners, the thought-provoking elegy? Or the epic poems and...

Finding Titles: Tyger, Tyger.

Finding titles for books can be quite a challenge. Many people turn to Shakespeare or the Bible for quotations, but for my Secret Of TheJournal series, poetry provided the inspiration. The strong historical links to the Seventeenth-century in the series had me hunting...