Clare Swatman Authour Journalist

About Me

Hello, my name’s Clare and I’m a writer.

That seems to mean a lot of things these days, and it certainly does in my case too.

My career began as a journalist for many of the brilliant women’s magazines, where I wrote true life stories. Over the years I worked at Best, Bella, Woman, Woman’s Own, Real People and Take a Break.

I have also worked as a press officer for Barratt Homes, have written advertorials for many major brands (see my copywriting page for more details) and have worked as Health Editor and Travel Editor at various times.

I love any kind of writing, but it had always been my dream to write a novel.

Then one day, when my youngest son was just two years old, I decided to finally give it a go.

With very little childcare, and regular work with my local magazine and Take a Break to squeeze in, it took me a long time to write what eventually became Before You Go. But I did it. And, to my utter amazement, people actually liked it, and within a few months I had an agent and a publishing deal with Pan Macmillan.

Before You Go was my debut novel and it was published in the UK in February 2017, and around the world throughout the following year. The Mother’s Secret, my second novel, was published a year later in 2018. I’m currently writing my third novel and loving every minute of it.

I also still write for magazines and work as a copywriter too, so if you need anything writing – for a website, leaflets, books or anything else, please get in touch for a chat. I’m experienced in writing about many subjects!

Oh, and if you’d like to buy a copy of either of my books, then the link is on the Books page on this very website. Thank you!

Clare