Thanks so much for discovering my books! Reinvention is the story of my books and my life. I wrote my first novel in my minivan at 45. At 50, I walked the red carpet at the Hollywood premiere of the adaptation of my second novel, Must Love Dogs, starring Diane Lane and John Cusack. I'm now the New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author of 14 books. If you have a buried dream, trust me, it is NEVER too late!
I've reinvented myself again by turning Must Love Dogs into a series and writing my first nonfiction book Never Too Late: Your Roadmap to Reinvention (#1 Amazon Bestseller Women's Personal Growth!) to share everything I've learned on my own journey that might help you in your own. I've also started my own company, Marshbury Beach Books, to rerelease seven of my backlist books as well as three new ones, so I'm officially a hybrid author, both traditionally and independently published.
Some of the nice things that have been said about my work: "The exuberant and charming Claire Cook is one of the sassiest and funniest creators of contemporary women's fiction," according to The Times-Picayune. People magazine said my writing "goes down as easy as it sounds," Good Housekeeping called it "laugh-out-loud," Redbook "gleefully quirky" and the Chicago Tribune "funny and pitch perfect." Shelf Awareness said, "Claire Cook (Must Love Dogs) has built a brand writing light-hearted women's fiction blending kernels of the absurd and comedic in compulsively readable combinations."
I was a teacher for sixteen years before writing my first book. I was born in Virginia, and lived for many years in Scituate, Massachusetts, a beach town between Boston and Cape Cod. My husband and I have recently moved to the suburbs of Atlanta to be closer to our two adult kids, who actually want us around again!
I have the world's most fabulous readers, and I'm forever grateful to you all for giving me the gift of this career.
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