Claire Marti started writing stories as soon as she was old enough to pick up pencil and paper. After graduating from the University of Virginia with a BA in English Literature, Claire was sidetracked by other careers, including practicing law, selling software for legal publishers, and managing a non-profit animal rescue for a Hollywood actress.
Claire’s exciting new Pacific Vista Ranch series, set on a horse breeding ranch in exclusive Rancho Santa Fe, California, launched September 2019. Book 1, NOBODY ELSE BUT YOU, won the LERA Contemporary Romance award and was a Finalist in the prestigious RWA Stiletto Contest before publication. Book 2, THE VERY THOUGHT OF YOU, is available now. Book 3, FOR THE LOVE OF YOU releases March 18, 2020.
Her award winning debut novel, SECOND CHANCE IN LAGUNA, was a Finalist for Best Contemporary Romance in the prestigious RWA Stiletto Contest, won best unpublished contemporary romance in the Heart of the Molly and third place in the Maggie. Check out a teaser here: SECOND CHANCE IN LAGUNA. Book two in the Finding Forever in Laguna series, AT LAST IN LAGUNA, and Book three, SUNSET IN LAGUNA, are available everywhere. SUNSET IN LAGUNA was a Golden Quill finalist.
When Claire’s not writing, she’s teaching yoga. You can find her teaching at studios in sunny San Diego or enjoy fifty online classes on the international website www.yogadownload.com. A breast cancer survivor, Claire is a sought-after speaker on the power of yoga and meditation. She’s been published in numerous magazines with articles on wellness and is the author of a memoir, COME RIDE WITH ME ALONG THE BIG C, on her experience beating breast cancer.
Claire is a member of the Contemporary Romance Writers and the San Diego Romance Writers.