Clare lives in Devon with her husband and two children. She teaches in a primary school and has over ten years experience in Early Years and Key Stage One. In 2014 she became a Specialist Leader of Education and supports local schools to achieve high standards in phonics, primary languages and the Early Years Foundation Stage.

Her colleagues at school say she never thinks small and when Clare says ‘I’ve got a good idea!’ …they usually run and hide!

In 2013, Clare won The Margaret Carey Scholarship for Picture Book Writers. She was also awarded Silver Medal in the Greenhouse Funny Prize in 2014 for her picture book, Aerodynamics of Biscuits, which was published by Maverick Arts Publishing in September 2015.

Clare is represented by Alice Williams of David Higham Associates

Aerodynamics of Biscuits

Clare’s debut picture book, Aerodynamics of Biscuits, was published by Maverick Books in September 2015 and is illustrated by Sophia Touliatou.

‘Captain Sneaky McSqueaky and his crew of pirate mice are trying to get to the moon to steal cheese, but to get there they need some help from Oliver …and his biscuits!’


The course was packed full of everything you need to know. I don’t know what I would have done without this training. I can’t thank you enough.

- Clare Helen Walsh