Having worked as a Copywriter for a national advertising agency for many years, Claire Harrison went freelance as a Marketing & PR Consultant in 1998 writing and placing numerous features, articles and news stories for clients in national press, trade publications, lifestyle magazines, radio and TV.
In early 2011 ago Claire finally put pen to paper for herself and wrote her first children’s book, Coming Home – Peggylicious and The Do Good Dog Clan. ‘Coming Home’ is the first in a series of beautifully illustrated children’s books which follow the exploits of Peggylicious, a crime fighting cocker spaniel and her best friend, a Tibetan Terrier called Archie. Claire self published the book in July 2011.
“Dogs have always played a big part of my life and as a child I would climb into the dog basket for a cuddle if I was sad or upset about something (he was a Labrador called Charlie at that time!).
Dogs are always there when you need them. They’ll give you a shoulder to cry on if you feel sad and play when you feel happy. If you’re lonely, they’ll be your best friend and give you a reason to go outdoors and meet other people.
The first book, Coming Home, is a true story about how my dog Peggy came to live with us and how I went with my children to the farm where she was born to choose her. At the end of the book, Peggy meets a Tibetan Terrier called Archie and they become best friends. From then on, The Do Good Dog Clan is formed and the two dogs go on to do great things, helping children in trouble and solving crimes!.”
Having self published the book in July last 2011, Claire set about promoting the book, undertaking book signings, radio and press interviews and developing her ‘Peggylicious’ range of branded products.
“I’ve been writing stories ever since I can remember, but they’ve always been for my children and nephews and nieces”, said Claire. “I am totally dog mad, and my love of dogs combined with my love of writing has led me to Peggylicious and her doggy antics!”
Claire lives in Cheltenham with her 3 daughters, grandson, 2 dogs and 2 cats. The second book in the Peggylicious series, Lost in the Woods, was published in November 2012.