Clare Havens

'The streets were dark with something more than night…' Raymond Chandler

Date archives August 2017


Audio book of The Bellamy Bird

I am so enjoying listening to a recording of The Bellamy Bird, read by the wonderful actress and activist Virginia McKenna. I can’t wait to share with you the release date. Virginia starred in Swallows and Amazons with another wonderful actress, Sophie Neville, and I am so grateful to both women for their incredible support over the years.



It was great fun to catch up recently with other children’s writers at the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators event in Sydney. Susan Raab, marketing guru, was in town and shared with us her book publicity secrets. Photo courtesy of middle grade author Mary Ann Hudson.