Claire Baker


I'm an experienced and adaptable writer for children, having worked on many different formats including novels, magazines, partworks, activity books, board books, picture books and reference books. I’ve written for a wide range of ages, from toddlers to pre-teens. Following a long career in children’s magazines, I’m also very experienced in working with licensed characters.


In the last couple of years I’ve turned more to fiction writing and my most recently published work was a six book commissioned young fiction (7+) series for Puffin Books, Hattie B, Magical Vet, which was written under the pen name Claire Taylor-Smith. I've just been commissioned to write a young fiction series for a second publisher and am currently working on my own children’s novel alongside my commissioned work.


I’m full of ideas and am equally happy developing titles myself or working to a tight brief. I pride myself on meeting deadlines and can turn around work very quickly if required.


I’d be really interested in hearing about any writing work for children, especially fiction, reading schemes (I’m a qualified early years teacher), non-fiction and magazines.


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