Clare Ashton is an award-winning author of sapphic romances and mysteries with German translations of her work published by Ylva Publishing and Verlag Krug und Schadenberg.

Clare grew up in Mid-Wales, one of her favourite settings for novels, with sunny romance Poppy Jenkins and fiery family drama The Goodmans set on the Welsh-English borders. The darker mystery The Tell Tale is also set in the Welsh hills.

Setting is like another character in her novels, and her new romance series is based in the beautiful city of Oxford where she adored living for more than a decade. Book 1 kicks the series off with a friends-to-lovers romance between straight, charismatic, exuberant Millie and lovely, nerdy, lesbian Charlotte.  

Her books have won several awards. After Mrs Hamilton, Finding Jessica Lambert and The Tell Tale are Golden Crown Literary Society (Goldie) award winners. That Certain Something and Finding Jessica Lambert were Lambda finalistsAnd her most popular novel, Poppy Jenkins, won the Rainbow Award for Best Lesbian Contemporary Romance. 

Clare now lives in the Midlands, slowly working her way back towards Wales, with her wife and son and daughter who are a lovely distraction from writing.

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