"I have always enjoyed writing.
After a brief time as a civil servant, I qualified as a primary school teacher and was later promoted to be the Advisory Teacher for English for the whole of East Sussex. Four headships followed, by which time I had been teaching for over 30 years. I left headship in 2008, and became a freelance education consultant, university tutor and school inspector. I finally retired from working in education about six years ago in 2014. My husband Chris has had Type 1 Diabetes for most of his adult life. His eye sight was deteriorating, and I wanted to spend more time with him. During the afternoons when my husband was resting I began to write humorous verse, which quickly gained in popularity. Now aged 65, I have very regular bookings as a speaker/performer, sharing my poetry and telling our story. Chris always accompanies me, and we donate some of the fees to charity, usually Diabetes UK . I finished my second full length novel 'My Daughter's wedding' in 2019, and it was published in July that year with great reviews."
Claire Baldry June 2020