Claire L. Brown

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Claire currently resides in her native Northeast with her dog Hero.

Claire is a BA Honors Graduate in Media with American History from Sunderland University. After attending Western Washington State University and spending several years working as a personal assistant in her native North East she self-publishing her first novel in 2012.

Inspired by her Grandfather's love of gardening Claire is setting up a Charity following the release of The Poppy Garden to assist service personnel who suffer with PTSD. The charity is inspired by her grandfather and his ways of coping with his PTSD throughout his life.

Claire concentrates mostly on contemporary fiction, fantasy, mystery, and thriller genres.


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Claire L. Brown The book I'm currently working on is "The Poppy Garden", the idea for this came one day while I was working in my garden. I'm by no means green…moreThe book I'm currently working on is "The Poppy Garden", the idea for this came one day while I was working in my garden. I'm by no means green fingered but I like to give it a shot, so there I was digging over the ground to lay a new lawn and I found myself thinking about my Grandfather who was a green fingered gardener. It occurred to me that one of the reasons he used to spend so much time in his garden was that it acted as a form of therapy for him.

He had been a tail-gunner on Lancaster bombers during World War 2 (he was only 18 years old when he signed up). During one of his missions he was shot down and taken prisoner of war.

He was never one to discuss his experiences and only ever disclosed what I would call a PG version of events. He had focused on his life, his family and his work which had provided the distraction and gave him to focus to cope with his experiences which I now know where extremely brutal. Once he retired his garden became his focus - his place to go to when he needed serenity, distraction or space in order to process and deal with the things he had been through. It made him a very strong, very caring, very centred man.

I have for a number of years wanted to write a story based on a reflection of his experiences however I could never find the right way to do it because there is a lot of information I am unable to find. Finally I decided his experiences are somewhat compatible to those of soldiers today, so i decided to try and write a contemporary story using his life as an inspiration.

Hopefully, I am able to do both him and serving soldiers justice in the story I am currently weaving. (less)
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I'm a Christmas-a-holic, I freely admit it.  I love the lights, the weather, the feeling.  Most of all I love curling up with a roaring fire, a mug of tea and a Christmas themed novel.  As an indie author I spend most of my time when not in my day job writing so this is the way I relax.

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