I’m Claire and I am an Mother, An Administration Assistant, An Active Volunteer, An M.S suffer and an Aspiring author. (I also hate having my photo taken)
I have always wanted to write, I remember when I was at school I always used to write stories that used to go on and on and on…
I suffered from Depression, well I flirt with it more these days and during my worst period I started to write poetry, and also a story, I then wrote the follow on part instead of writing my dissertation at University. This was a story about a girl, who rescues her boyfriend after thinking he is dead, while teaming up with someone from her past. I knew all these people in real life and it was my way of getting back at them. The second story is centered on her and PTSD.
A husband and two children later I was brought a Kindle for my Birthday, Though I always used to read James Patterson’s Alex Cross stories and immediately spent my birthday money on his books. I was then recommended by a friend at work one of Mark Edward’s books and everything pretty much went from there. Buying books that were 99p for my kindle I then came across some amazing authors C L Taylor, Rebecca Bradly (all her books as they are written in Nottingham, getting dangerously close to where I live) Caroline Mitchell (The Twins) Angela Marsons (Kim Stone) J M Hewitt (The Exclusion Zone) David Jackson (Cry Baby) Angela Clark, Helen Durrant (DI Greco) Mark Edwards, Stephanie Meyer (Twilight) I could go on and on and I am sure I have missed someone! This also means my Amazon wish list is ever-growing as I try to keep up with my favourite authors and explorer new ones. I have also found my way into book blogging so this is proving even harder to read my favoutie authors.
I also love my music! My favourite bands are Jimmy Eat World, Our Lady Peace, LIT and probably others that I can’t think of right now! Music pays a very big part of my life and I often draw inspiration from many songs and lyrics. Thus the title of this blog “Story About A Girl” which is a track from Our Lady Peace’s “Gravity” album.
As well as being an Active volunteer for Scouting in my spare time I go to work! Having battled against my MS for years I gave in nearly four year ago and now only work three days a week thank to an amazing HR lady who opened a door and pushed me through it, though I didn’t want to but has been for the best. That is the story of how how “A Perfect Lie” was born.
I now three years down the line have a publishing deal with Ruby-lit and I am in the throws of edits, crying, procrastination, looking for answers and reading lots of reading. Though this is mostly non fiction stuff.
A Perfect Lie is being published in June 2020