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Clare Stevens

Genre: Literary Fiction

I grew up in the wilds of Somerset where I was weaned on cider and fed a daily diet of ghost stories cooked up in my older sister’s imagination. This fostered an early love of storytelling long before I could read or write.

I have lived most of my adult life in Nottingham with brief sojourns in four other UK cities. I began my career as a journalist, working mainly for the Nottingham Post group, before spending several years in government communications. Recently I made the switch from spin-doctor to story spinner and embarked on an MA in Creative Writing at Nottingham Trent University, which I passed with distinction. I wrote my first novel Blue Tide Rising (2019) while on the course, and used it as the basis for my dissertation.

I am active in several Nottingham literary groups and in 2018 won runner up in the Nottingham Writers Studio awards in the ‘novelist of the year’ category.

I have had seven pieces of short fiction published in various anthologies and my short story The Longest Night was published in Spring 2019 in the Wordsmith HQ journal ‘The Purple Breakfast Review’.

I have two day jobs – I run Creative Writing workshops for people affected by cancer at the Maggie’s Centre, Nottingham, and I run PR and media for Nottinghamshire Hospice.

My favourite writing time is first thing in the morning when I’m still half in dreamland. I also write in cafes and other public spaces, drawing inspiration from the unlimited supply of human interest.

When not writing or working, I can be found walking Max, my inexhaustible springer/pointer cross, heading off for weekends in Whitby (my spiritual home), or trying to learn piano. I run a half-marathon once a decade.

Clare Stevens

Genre: Literary Fiction

I grew up in the wilds of Somerset where I was weaned on cider and fed a daily diet of ghost stories cooked up in my older sister’s imagination. This fostered an early love of storytelling long before I could read or write.

I have lived most of my adult life in Nottingham with brief sojourns in four other UK cities. I began my career as a journalist, working mainly for the Nottingham Post group, before spending several years in government communications. Recently I made the switch from spin-doctor to story spinner and embarked on an MA in Creative Writing at Nottingham Trent University, which I passed with distinction. I wrote my first novel Blue Tide Rising (2019) while on the course, and used it as the basis for my dissertation.

I am active in several Nottingham literary groups and in 2018 won runner up in the Nottingham Writers Studio awards in the ‘novelist of the year’ category.

I have had seven pieces of short fiction published in various anthologies and my short story The Longest Night was published in Spring 2019 in the Wordsmith HQ journal ‘The Purple Breakfast Review’.

I have two day jobs – I run Creative Writing workshops for people affected by cancer at the Maggie’s Centre, Nottingham, and I run PR and media for Nottinghamshire Hospice.

My favourite writing time is first thing in the morning when I’m still half in dreamland. I also write in cafes and other public spaces, drawing inspiration from the unlimited supply of human interest.

When not writing or working, I can be found walking Max, my inexhaustible springer/pointer cross, heading off for weekends in Whitby (my spiritual home), or trying to learn piano. I run a half-marathon once a decade.

Books by Clare Stevens

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