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Clare Weiner, ALLi Author Member

Location: United Kingdom
Genres: General Fiction
Skills: Reading/Literary Event, Speaking Engagement/Lecture

Writes under pen name Mari Howard (maternal line family surname, related ancestor Ebenezer Howard, and well-known distant cousin Una Stubbs) Born Londoner who's escaped to Oxford. Studied Newcastle University & Oxford University Department for Continuing Education. Writing (novels, and some articles) inspired by contemporary issues. Favourite/inspirational writers: Khaled Hosseini, Lela Aboulela, Kamila Shamsie, also Joanna Trollope. Ambition is to write serious stuff with warmth and humour. Painter, photographer, gardener, probably should read more, (not introvert enough for a writer...?). Enjoys exploring books by other Indie Authors when grabs back time to read. Mum to grown family including twins, keeper of strong-minded cats. Likes to work outdoors whenever weather permits.

Clare Weiner's books

Baby, Baby

New format published 2016, (first t published 2010, also by Hodge Publishing)

ISBN 978-0-9564769-6-8

"A compelling story exploring the potential conflicts and clashes between religious faith and the pursuit of science ……a real page-turner that I didn't want to put down. The ending was intelligent, satisfying and rewarding." (Debbie Young, author and book blogger at 'Debbie Young's Reading Life'

"This is an interesting and in some ways unconventional novel which kept me interested right to the end." (Ali Bacon, author, from Amazon review)

Listed for the 2013 People's Book Prize 'Smart savvy writing that took pains to get the science - and the ... [read more]

The LabyrinthYear

Published September 2014, in new format 2016, both by Hodge Publishing

ISBN 978-0-9564769-7-5

"A sparkling and keenly observed story from a writer who dares to look closely at the society around her...' (Bridget Plass, author and speaker)

A sequel to Baby, Baby: Max and Jenny struggle with the pressures of family life, work, and cultural differences, as Max becomes a caring family doctor and Jenny an ambitious scientific researcher. Add whacky step-sister Daze, two precocious kids, and the mysterious Etta to the mix, along with the demands of Max's now-disabled controlling father, and Jenny's first chance to present a paper at an international sci ... [read more]

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