Hi, I’m Claire Merle

I grew up with what many would call the “healthy-delusion” that if I wanted something enough, it would come to be. This included the firm belief a film script I wrote with my eleven-year-old best friend would become a blockbuster movie, the conviction my main role in the school play at the same age would lead me to acting in British films, and that I would grow up to become Helena Bonham Carter II — she did after all, attend my school as a teenager.

Despite none of these things happening, I continued to write and dream, worked in the British film industry, moved country, got married, had three kids, and saw my first two books traditionally published by Faber and Faber in 2012 and 2013.

My next book Shadow Weaver will be available in paperback and for kindle in Spring 2017 . You can read a working draft of it on Wattpad, where it has reached #1 on the Wattpad Fantasy Hotlist more than half-a-dozen times and has over 1 million views.

I blog about the two aspects of writing I’m personally interested in focusing on to achieve my goals and dreams: Creating an UNSTOPPABLE MINDSET, and constantly GROWING  in my understanding, application and SKILL of the craft.

Thanks for sticking around! Claire

Man’s mind stretched to a new idea never goes back to its original dimensions -- Oliver Wendell Holmes