As an author, Claire writes to challenge the norm and people’s perspectives. Her intention is not to give her readers a fairytale to escape into. On the contrary, Claire writes with a particular focus on character complexity for a compelling and realistic twist. Through her characters, she endeavours to make her readers so frustrated and anxious that, when they finally get to the end, the experience will be cathartic. Claire hopes that, by then, her readers may also have opened their eyes to other perspectives. Some might even have changed their minds altogether. After all, you only ever learn when you are pushed out of your comfort zone. But don’t worry; Claire promises there will be lots of wholesome moments, humour, and intriguing tension to compensate for the frustration her readers will endure.
To Claire, it is important to bring out both the ugly and the beautiful in her characters, as everyone has flaws. At the same time, it is paramount to her that these shortcomings are not used as excuses. They are merely explanations for their behaviours, not reasons to continue with it, hence why Claire puts so much emphasis on character development.
Overall, Claire wants to contribute to the Romance genre with characters who actually communicate and evolve out of their toxic traits. Female protagonists who have goals and ambitions outside of chasing love is her speciality.
As a private person, Claire loves to learn. Thus, she spent 3 years studying Business Administration before she went on to complete her LLB (Bachelor of Laws). She’s now pursuing her LLM (Master of Laws) and aspires to become a lawyer – an ambition she has pursued since she was 12 years old.
She has lots of hobbies, including but not limited to writing. As a reader, Claire prefers to cuddle up with a good old classic, which she would claim has impacted her style of prose. Aside from that, hiking in nature and lifting weights at the gym are two of her favourite pastimes. Coffee is her elixir, and she’s very curious about the world and how it works.
Claire absolutely loves interacting with her readers, so do reach out to her on Instagram, where her username is @ck.bennett!
You’ll catch her in the hours of The Night.