Clare Stevens grew up in the wilds of Somerset where she was weaned on cider, but has lived most of her adult life in Nottingham with brief sojourns in four other UK cities.
She began her career as a journalist then spent several years working for the government publicity machine. She has now turned from spin doctor to story spinner and penned her first novel while studying for an MA in Creative Writing at Nottingham Trent University.
She has had seven short stories published in various anthologies, and runs Creative Writing workshops at the Maggie’s Cancer Centre in Nottingham.
Clare’s favourite writing time is first thing in the morning when she is still half in dreamland. She also sometimes writes in Wetherspoons, drawing inspiration from an unlimited supply of human interest over a refillable latte.
When not writing, Clare spends her time supporting her husband’s band at venues across Nottingham and walking her inexhaustible springer-pointer cross, Max. She runs a half-marathon once a decade.
Clare’s novel Shifting Sands is due out from Inspired Quill early in 2019.
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