Claire has been an avid reader ever since the first Nancy Drew book she read years ago. Since then, she's surrounded herself with books, particularly British mysteries and historical romances. Over the years Claire has worked in libraries, both academic and public, taught writing to reluctant college freshmen, and facilitated several writers groups. She holds a Master's in English and a second Master's in Library Science, and is an active member of the Romance Writers of America. When not writing, Claire attempts to control a large perennial garden, mess around with painting and photography, and take long walks along the many beautiful beaches of New England -- the perfect time to conjure up another romance!