Claire O’Brien

Funny stories and fairy tales for children

About me

I live in a little cottage in Buckinghamshire, England, with my husband, Robert. Almost every day, I walk in the woods down by the river to watch the seasons change and think up new stories. I look like a perfectly ordinary lady but you wouldn’t believe the tales I imagine! I have to hurry home and write them down.

Visit my gallery to see what makes me smile, like pears and pebbles and party hats, polenta cake and pretty doors…as well as lots of things that don’t begin with p.

You can find me on Twitter @Claireobriennow, and I’ve started a collection of fairy tale illustrations on Pinterest, which you might enjoy. I sometimes share pictures on Facebook and Instagram, too. Everything I post is suitable for children, so the adults who live with you don’t need to worry.

Check out the questions readers often ask me, and if you don’t find the answer you’re looking for, just Get in touch. Don’t forget to tell me about yourself. I like to know all the interesting things my readers do, what you like and what you really DON’T like. I especially love to hear about your BIG DREAMS for the future…so write soon.


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