Claire Buss is a science fiction, fantasy & contemporary writer based in the UK. She wanted to be Lois Lane when she grew up but work experience at her local paper was eye-opening. Instead Claire went on to work in a variety of admin roles for over a decade but never felt quite at home. An avid reader, baker and pinterest addict Claire won second place in the Barking and Dagenham Pen to Print writing competition in 2015 setting her writing career in motion. The Gaia Effect was published in 2016 and Tales from Suburbia in 2017.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I was a voracious reader as a child and I remember reading & loving everything Enid Blyton wrote, devouring Swallows & Amazons, Roald Dahl - all the standard childrens books (at the time) I then progressed to my very own library card and being able to empty out the childrens section which led to Young Adult and of course the Science Fiction & Fantasy section.
How do you approach cover design?
I usually have an idea in my head so I try to use that to focus online image searches. With Tales from Suburbia I actually took my own photo as I couldn't find quite the right thing. I think cover design should be clean & professional looking, eye catching and to some extent reflective of the subject matter.