Claire Gillman - Authoring and Mentoring Services

Meet the Author

I have been writing professionally for over 25 years and I love what I do. Writing can be fun and fulfilling, yet frustrating and challenging in equal measure, but it is always interesting. I have interviewed some amazing people and I have written about subjects that I have found fascinating and that I hope inspire a similar response in my readers.

I am currently the editor of a bi-monthly magazine, Kindred Spirit. In the past, I have edited consumer magazines specialising in health, parenting and travel - all of which are subjects close to my heart. As a freelance journalist, I have contributed to women's magazines and national newspapers including the Guardian and The Times.

I have written over twenty non-fiction books for adults and a series of creative non-fiction titles for children under the pen-name, Rory Storm. The longer deadline of the books dovetails nicely with the immediacy of writing for magazines and newspaper.

I am also an editor for Writers' Workshop, specialising in non-fiction. It is hugely rewarding to be able to help new writers to get their ideas and writing into shape for possible publication. For that reason, I also love to run writing groups and mentoring; it is inspiring, fun and fulfilling at the same time. If you would care to join me, details can be found on the Courses & Workshops Page.

Writing and coaching for a living has allowed me to lead the life I always wanted. I live on the edge of the West Pennine moors with my family and dog and combine the huge pleasure of writing with an outdoor lifestyle.

Digital Books

My books, Best of Boys and Revenge, are now available as digital books, on sale from Amazon




Review of Relaxation and Writing Course, Urbino, Italy

Extract from The Times

'The whole gentle pace of the week, the lack of distraction and the autumnal landscape created a splendid space both mentally and physically to buckle down to a creative writing project. We would chat about our work with each other and Gillman was always on hand for valuable one-to-one tuition.'

Nick Wyke, The Times, 8th Feb 2011

Read the full article here