Claire Gradidge

Claire Gradidge

One-to-ones for editorial help
Appointments with Claire are 30 minutes to allow for in-depth feedback on your manuscript or writing concerns.  This counts as TWO of your allotted appointments.
Please upload: cover letter, synopsis (both brief), first chapter or 3000 words
Able to provide editorial help for any adult fiction genre
Not looking for children’s fiction

Claire was born and brought up in Romsey, Hampshire. After a career as, among other things, a nurse and a school librarian, she went to the University of Winchester to study Creative Writing. Graduating with a first class honours BA in 2009, she continued at the university, gaining a PhD in January 2018. As an Associate Lecturer, she has taught Creative Writing at Winchester for six years, as well as leading a local Adult Education writing class. She has had some short fictions and poetry published in South, Orbis and Vortex. Her novel, The Unexpected Return of Josephine Fox, a crime fiction set in Romsey in World War II, was written as the creative element of her PhD studies and was selected as the winner of the Richard & Judy Search for a Bestseller Competition in January 2019.