Clare Swatman has been a writer and journalist for more years than she cares to remember. In that time she has written for many women’s magazines including Take a Break, Bella and Best, and also edits a local magazine in her home town of Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire where she lives with her husband and two boys.
Clare was born in 1975 in Essex, but she doesn’t think it’s rubbed off on her too much. She studied French and Spanish in Newcastle but can hardly speak a word these days, to her shame. She also completed a post-graduate magazine journalism course with PMA Media Training.
Her debut novel, BEFORE YOU GO, was published by Pan Macmillan in February 2017, in time for Valentine’s Day. Translation rights have also been sold in Germany, France, Italy, Slovakia, Norway, Israel, Netherlands, Russia, Brazil, China, Czech Republic, Poland, Turkey and Denmark. She’s currently working on her second novel, and enjoying every minute.