I am so enjoying listening to a recording of The Bellamy Bird, read by the wonderful actress and activist Virginia McKenna. I can't wait to share with you the release date. Virginia starred in Swallows and Amazons with another wonderful actress, Sophie Neville, and I am so grateful to both women for their incredible support over the years.
It was great fun to catch up recently with other children's writers at the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators event in Sydney. Susan Raab, marketing guru, was in town and shared with us her book publicity secrets. Photo courtesy of middle grade author Mary Ann Hudson.
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Clare grew up in Constable Country not far from East Trimley where Kate Summers and Detective Vicky Allard solve their local mysteries and where The Bellamy Bird is set. Clare lived for many years on a street in Manhattan just like the street where Bella and Felix live although she was never chased through Central Park at night by a couple of failed fashion-world gangsters. Clare now lives on a high cliff next to a lighthouse in Australia where she plots and writes with her faithful chocolate labrador by her side.
Clare Havens's books on Goodreads
The Secret Formula (Bella Street Mysteries, #1)
ratings: 38 (avg rating 4.08)
Writer's Block (Constable Country Mysteries #1)
ratings: 16 (avg rating 3.62)
Doc Gutson's Revenge (Bella Street Mysteries, #2)
ratings: 12 (avg rating 4.50)
The Bellamy Bird
ratings: 16 (avg rating 4.50)
Still Waters (Constable Country Mysteries 2)
ratings: 6 (avg rating 4.83)
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