Agent: GEMMA COOPER
Claire Fayers writes comic fantasy featuring swashbuckling pirates, evil magicians, heroic librarians and man-eating penguins.
She grew up in South Wales, studied English in Canterbury, and is now back in Wales where she spends a lot of her free time tramping around castles in the rain, looking for dragons.
She has worked as a church caretaker, a shoe shop assistant, in accountancy, in health and safety, in IT, and in a library. Only one of these prepared her in any way for life as a full-time author.
Her first book came about quite accidentally after she won a writing competition. She was more surprised than anyone. That book, VOYAGE TO MAGICAL NORTH, went on to debut as Waterstone’s Children’s Book of the Month and was shortlisted for the FCBG Children’s Book Award.
She now works from her home in Cardiff and shares her workspace with a pair of demanding cats and an ever-expanding set of model dinosaurs.