Interview: Claire Highton-Stevenson

Claire Highton-Stevenson is a UK based award winning author whose debut novel released in 2017. She donates a portion of all her income from her highly acclaimed books, The Promise and Escape & Freedom, to two cancer charities. Claire is an award winning photographer who also loves to travel and is an avid Liverpool supporter.

Your 9th book, In Dyer Need: The First Chapter, comes out on 1st Oct. What was the inspiration for the story?

I am not sure… I do love those end of world films, so I suppose that came into it a little, but the story just popped into my head and the end of world backdrop is only a very small part really, it’s a proper romance and Part two will be full of surprises!

What project are you currently working on?

The second part to this. I am editing it now.

Which author would you most like to meet?

Oh goodness, right now, all of them!

Which 5 people would you invite to a dinner party and why?

Barbra Streisand- I just love her, she is such an entertainer and I bet she has a lot of stories to tell.

Adele- That woman is hilarious!

Robbie Fowler- One of the best footballers ever to wear the Liverpool jersey!

Suranne Jones- Just so I could have Anne Lister there, and maybe see if she fancied playing any of my characters in a film/Tv Show

Maggie Smith- Again, I imagine she has a lot of stories to tell.

Other than books, what is one item you can’t resist buying?

Sunglasses. It’s the only thing that I will justify outrageous amounts of money on. I adore my Ray-Ban Aviators.

It’s the end of the world,
Who said you can’t fall in love?

Ren Dyer is at the pinnacle of her career. Newly appointed as head of the protection team for Home Secretary Andrea Fielding, she is a woman focused only on her job.
Andrea Fielding is a woman who is looking for love and finding it in all the wrong places.
When the worst happens and the world changes dramatically around them, will Andrea finally see what’s been right in front of her all along?
On the road, together with a group of people that includes Andrea’s ex, Dutch Foreign Minister Marja Stegenga, they must try to reach the safety of HQ at the other end of the country.
For Ren Dyer, it is simple: keep her safe.
For Andrea Fielding, it’s anything but…
As protocols shift and rules go out the window, will Ren see there is more to life than work, and will Andrea finally find the love she is searching for?

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  1. Lyle says:

    A very cool interview.

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