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Claire Dunn, Novelist

Claire Dunn: Claire Dunn

Rope of Sand by CF Dunn
Writing as CF Dunn, Claire creates romantic thrillers with a historical twist, drawing on a degree in history and a career in literacy development to write stories that touch on people's frailty and their unexpected strengths. Everyone has a story to tell and she explores how the legacy of the past has an impact on the present and shapes the future.

With a father flying V bombers, Claire spent much of her early life on R.A.F. camps in the U.K. and Norway where her childhood experience was overshadowed by cold war politics. In contrast to the often bleak and austere surroundings of military airbases, she developed an intensely rich imagination and a love of English history - in particular the Wars of the Roses - which is evident in her novels.

Living with dyslexia, she found a vocation in supporting the education of children with dyslexia and related special needs, dedicating her career to their welfare and development before embarking on her first novel, MORTAL FIRE, published by Monarch in 2010.

Together with her historian husband, two creative daughters and a quirky Corgi, she now divides her time between running the specialist dyslexia and autism school she founded in Kent, and writing in Cornwall.

Specialist Interests
Areas of specialist interest revolve around dyslexia and literacy and language development from early childhood into adulthood, and the impact of anxiety on students and learning. As a historian, the Wars of the Roses - and especially the life and reign of Richard III - form the main focus of research, both of which stem from a childhood fascination with the past.

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Available for...
I'm available for talks and visits, book signings and presentations. I run my own writing group so will be happy to visit others, as well as talking to reading groups. I have talked to both Christian and non-Christian groups about faith, dyslexia and my writing life.

Cornwall and Kent and occasionally Surrey

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Books in Print

Mortal Fire Mortal Fire
ISBN: 9781782641018 (Paperback)
Lion Fiction, £7.99
Book 1, The Secret Of The Journal series
Death Be Not Proud Death Be Not Proud
ISBN: 9781782640349 (Paperback)
Lion Fiction, £7.99
Book 2, The Secret Of The Journal series
Rope of Sand Rope of Sand
ISBN: 9781782640875 (Paperback)
Lion Fiction, £7.99
Book 3, The Secret Of The Journal series

eBooks Published
All three titles above are also available as ebooks.

Books Planned
Realm Of Darkness (February 2016)
Fearful Symmetry - final volume in 'The Secret Of The Journal' series

Degrees of Affinity (trilogy)
Decrees of Steel
The Silence of Snow
The Disenchanted Wife
Between the Mountains and the Sea

Mortal Fire
My review - Mortal Fire - The Secret of the Journal Series: Tamara Tilley
Good Reads Reader Reviews
Amazon Customer Reviews

Death Be Not Proud
Amazon Customer Reviews
C F Dunn's Death Be Not Proud - Reviewed: Kelly Klepfer

Rope of Sand
Amazon Customer Reviews

There's more...
I've featured in a number of newspapers, several magazines and on BBC radio talking about writing, history and dyslexia.

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