Location: Colchester

Clare Hawkins

I was born and brought up in Scotland of an English mother and Irish father and have lived in several different regions of England throughout my adult life. After a career teaching English, among other subjects, in every sector of education (except primary), and raising two lovely daughters, I at last found time to write. A distance learning course in novel writing soon had me hooked on historical fiction and I have produced about a novel a year for the last ten years. I love the background reading and research and often locate my novels in regions known to me, exploring the lives and experiences of ordinary people caught up in larger historical events, in a range of different periods. My husband of 45 years and I are now thoroughly enjoying the experience of being grandparents to four young children.