Clare Helen Welsh

Hello! I'm Clare Helen Welsh and I am delighted to be part of the Picture Book Den Team.

I love being a children's author and I feel very lucky that I have found my dream job. Some days are peaceful, spent dreaming up new worlds and story ideas. Others are more challenging, fitting strings of words and sentences into the perfect order. Imagine a very complicated and, at times, frustrating puzzle! But the best bit for me is working with other writers and running workshops and events for children. 

I write both fiction and non-fiction, sometimes funny and sometimes lyrical, but all my texts have a strong emotional narrative. Indeed, I enjoy writing stories that help me make sense of the world, and that help others make sense of it, too. But I can't resist one that promises humour or that delivers a very clever twist.

My first picture book was published in 2015 and I currently have texts in development with Little Tiger Press, Quarto, Andersen, Nosy Crow and MacMillan. I also write early readers for Collins Big Cat and Maverick Books.

You can find out more about me on my website and also by following me on Twitter @ClareHelenWelsh

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