About the author

Claire Cramphorn

<p>Claire is that awkwardly tall girl you wouldn't want standing in front of you at a concert.<br><br>She daydreams too too often, has an unhealthy fascination with cupcakes, a strict aversion to social media, and has had a life long struggle with achieving volumised hair and symmetrical eyebrows.<br><br>She has once been almost every single teenage cliché that ever existed.<br><br>She dated the worst kinds of boys, made a lot of wrong calls, fell in love in less than ten seconds flat, saw entire relationships flash right before her eyes,&nbsp;spent a lot of time feeling lost, even more time feeling lonely, got caught in some very dangerous cycles of never&nbsp;<em>quite&nbsp;</em>feeling good enough, has legitimately forgotten more fashion disasters than most people will ever make, and somehow…<br><br>somehow...&nbsp;<br><br>got&nbsp;to a point where she could look back and be glad that it all happened.<br><br>Because it got her here.&nbsp;<br><br>Writing.<br><br>For you.<br><br>To make&nbsp;<em>you&nbsp;</em>smile. To make&nbsp;<em>you&nbsp;</em>laugh. To make&nbsp;<em>you&nbsp;</em>feel like you've got a friend.&nbsp;To hopefully help you fast forward through the lessons it took her far too many years to learn.<br><br>There will be romance. There will be feminism. There will be dreams, and intellect, and chaos, and maybe - just maybe - some neat little metaphors that make you think.<br><br>Maybe even some stuff that makes you feel.<br><br>Definitely some stuff that makes you realise you're not alone.<br><br>That's really what it's all about.<br><br><br><em>(Sidenote: Claire lives to write, but - after writing this - realises she hates writing in third person.)</em></p>