Sutton mum celebrates her first novel going into print

Claire Webber

Claire Webber - Credit: Archant

MUM-of-one Claire Webber was so disappointed with the quality of books she was reading that she decided she would do something about it.

Four years and about 80,000 words later and the 35-year-old is celebrating the publication of her first novel Teeria, which is set to hit the stands this summer.

Teeria is a work of science fiction and romance and tells the story of Gee Goshle, the youngest member of a family of four, who travels to an extrasolar planet to prepare it for the arrival of the rest of mankind because Earth is nearing the end of its life cycle.

Claire, a former student of Witchford Village College, says she carried out extensive research into the cosmos and the life-cycle of our planet for the novel, while juggling being a mum to four-year-old Jack.

She said: “I have always like reading books and I read a few I didn’t think much to and I honestly thought I could something better.

“I tried to write as often as I could while looking after my son. I was also diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis last year which didn’t help but I wasn’t going to let it stop me!”

Claire, who was raised in Sutton but now lives in Chatteris, also paid tribute to her husband Andrew, who helped get the book off the ground.

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Teeria, published by New Generation, is available online at Amazon and Waterstones and will also be available soon in Burrows Bookshop, High Street Passage, Ely.

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