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Claire Baxter grew up in Warwickshire, England, UK, but for more than 20 years has called Australia home. Like many authors, she tried several careers before finding the one she really wanted. She's worked as a PA, a translator (French), a public relations consultant and a corporate communications manager. She took a break from corporate communications to complete a degree in journalism and, more importantly, to find out whether she could write a romance novel—a long-held dream.

Now Claire can't stop writing romance, nor does she plan to give up her fabulous lifestyle for anything. She writes contemporary romantic fiction of all lengths. Her short stories have been published in commercial women's magazines around the world, while her novels have been translated into 20 languages and have finalled in the Romance Writers of Australia's Romantic Book of the Year Award, the Booksellers' Best Awards, the RT Book Reviews Reviewers' Choice Awards and the Cataromance Reviewers' Choice Awards.

Claire lives in the beautiful city of Adelaide in South Australia with her husband, two sons and two dogs. She considers herself lucky to live near one of Adelaide's beautiful metropolitan beaches where she loves to walk and think up stories. And when she's not writing, she's either reading or swimming in her backyard pool—another childhood dream—or even reading in the pool. She hasn't tried writing in the pool yet but it could happen.

Claire loves to hear from readers. If you'd like to contact her, please visit www.clairebaxter.com, or you can write to P.O. Box 371, Plympton SA 5038, Australia.
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