Clare Elsom is a children's author and illustrator, who graduated with a BA in Illustration from Falmouth University and an MA in Children's Literature from Roehampton University

Clare is the creator of Horace & Harriet (OUP), a young fiction series which follows the delightfully silly adventures of Horace, a 17th century statue, and Harriet, a brilliant seven year old girl. She has also illustrated the bestselling Flying Fergus (Piccadilly Press) series written by Olympic champion Sir Chris Hoy and Joanna Nadin, Furry Friends (Scholastic) by Holly Webb, The Last Chocolate Chip Cookie (Piccadilly Press) by Jamie Rix and Superheroes Don’t Get Scared (Ups!de Down Books) by Kate Thompson.

After living in London for several years Clare ran away to beautiful Devon where she spends her free time paddle boarding, life drawing and reading about dinosaurs.

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