Claire Cook wrote her first novel in her minivan at 45. At 50, she walked the red carpet at the Hollywood premiere of the adaptation of her second novel, MUST LOVE DOGS, starring Diane Lane and John Cusack. She is now the bestselling and critically acclaimed author of ten novels, including WALLFLOWER IN BLOOM and TIME FLIES, and is hard at work turning MUST LOVE DOGS into a five-book series.
Claire has been a judge for the Family Circle magazine fiction contest, a finalist and a judge for the Thurber Prize for American Humor, as well as the Beach Read Festival fiction and grand prize winner. She's spoken at the Tennessee Williams Literary Festival, Cape Cod Writers Center, Decatur Book Festival, The California Women’s Conference, and Savannah Book Festival, and given keynotes at the Dress for Success International Conference, the Missouri Writers Guild Conference, and the Amelia Island Book Festival. Her books have been translated into 14 languages.
"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 says her writing “goes down as easy as it sounds,” Good Housekeeping calls it “laugh-out-loud,” Redbook “gleefully quirky” and the Chicago Tribune “funny and pitch perfect.” The Today Show featured Claire as a “Today’s Woman.”
Read excerpts of Claire's novels and find writing and reinvention tips at ClaireCook.com. Connect with her on Facebook (ClaireCookauthorpage), Twitter (ClaireCookwrite) and Pinterest (ClaireCookwrite.)