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Claire Cook

Biography

Reinvention is the story of Claire Cook’s books and her life. She wrote her first novel in her minivan at 45. At 50, she walked the red carpet at the Hollywood premiere of the romantic comedy adaptation of her second novel, Must Love Dogs, starring Diane Lane and John Cusack. She is now the New York Times and international bestselling author of 17 books and she’s reinvented herself again by turning Must Love Dogs into a series and also writing her first nonfiction book Never Too Late: Your Roadmap for Reinvention (without getting lost along the way), a #1 Amazon Bestseller Women’s Personal Growth, to share everything she’s learned on her own journey that might help you in your own.

If you have a buried dream, Claire truly believes that it is NEVER too late! Some of the nice things that have been said about Claire’s work: “The exuberant and charming Claire Cook is one of the sassiest and funniest creators of contemporary women’s fiction,” according to The Times-Picayune. People magazine said her writing “goes down as easy as it sounds,” Good Housekeeping called it “laugh-out-loud,” Redbook “gleefully quirky” and the Chicago Tribune “funny and pitch perfect.” Shelf Awareness said, “Claire Cook (Must Love Dogs) has built a brand writing light-hearted women’s fiction blending kernels of the absurd and comedic in compulsively readable combinations.”

Claire has been a judge for the Family Circle magazine fiction contest, a finalist and a judge for the Thurber Prize for American Humor, and the Beach Book Festival fiction and grand prize winner. She has spoken at the Tennessee Williams Literary Festival, Denmark Literary Festival, Savannah Book Festival, the California Women’s Conference, and given keynotes at the Dress for Success International Conference, the Missouri Writers Guild Conference, the Amelia Island Book Festival, and many more. Visit her website at ClaireCook.com.

Education

Teaching

Offering Name Start Date End Date Tuition
NEVER TOO LATE: Reinvention Workshop with Bestselling Author Claire Cook Jan 27, 2018 Jan 27, 2018 $45.00 Register
The Business of Creative Writing: Navigating Your Next Steps Dec 2, 2017 Dec 9, 2017 $425.00 Register
The Business of Creative Writing: Navigating Your Next Steps Jul 21, 2018 Jul 28, 2018 $425.00 Register