About Claire


Hello. I’m Claire Barker and I write stories on a wild and windy fringe of Devon, England.

Inside my writing hut.

An indoors/outdoors sort of person, I like trees, animals, children and wrangling words into submission.

I did lots of things before I became a writer. I have a degree in English Literature and History and an HNC in Illustration and for several years I worked as a teaching assistant in a primary school, which I really enjoyed. I used to live on a little smallholding with my family where I grew vegetables and raised pigs, sheep and chickens. I even once had a job in a spooky mansion, where I was responsible for untangling the fur of Persian cats.    

*Simply Books, Bramhall.

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If you would like to know about my typical day, here is a link to a blog post I wrote for the Faber Children’s site.

The Hare and the Harvest Moon by Claire Barker