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 is joint founder and managing editor of The Phare Literary Magazine . She has a first class degree in Creative Writing, a Masters in Creative & Critical Writing and is currently studying a PhD in Creative Writing at the University of Gloucestershire.
“I’ve been writing stories ever since I can remember, but they’ve always been for my children and nephews and nieces. 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 three cocker spaniels.
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One thing leads to another! I see your career has been like that (and so has mine). I note your interest in dogs and your theme of friendship between animals. My first book of animal riddles, WHO AM I?, has a lot of dogs in it and of course that developed my interest! And I definitely agree that friendship is an important theme for mammals… (as opposed to reptiles….). In fact the friendship between your dogs, focussing on diversity as it does, is especially valuable (in my view): for surely in today’s world of climate change, we need inclusive cooperation more than ever?
Thank you for taking the time to comment Charlotte. I so agree with you!