About Claire Atherton

Writer and Poet. Actress and Executive Producer For The Stoke Haunted team.



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Don't Think Bad Of Me!

Posted by Claire Atherton on September 26, 2016 at 12:10 PM Comments comments (89)

Two years it has been (more or less) since my last piece of news. If I am honest, I have had many things going on that I forgot about updating this site. I have been too busy pushing other areas of my work that I failed you all on here.

So, what's been happening over the last twenty-four months? I have put out a few more ebooks, nursed my late father in 2015. I spent the last couple of months of my dad's life with him walled up in the local cancer centre. I happily put all work aside so that I could be there, my extended family having fixed hours whereas mine were flexible being as I worked for myself.

Regardless of knowing that dad was going to pass, I struggled with the loss for almost twelve month. During those months I don't think that I was able to put pen to paper or text to page. I really lost my mojo. More recently my health has deteriorated, however, I am hitting the ground running. I am hoping to have a new book completed by the new year or not long after. It's good to have that kind of drive back.

I beg that you please do not think bad of me. Please share my link to this site and ask your friends to sign up so that they can receive the latest news and a more personal insite into what I'm upto,

Many thanks to those that remain and, I apologise for my failings again.

Love to you all.



Posted by Claire Atherton on June 3, 2014 at 12:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Gee, it's tough tryng to keep everything updated isn't it?

Well, here I am, trying to make amends for my past lapses.

So, what has happened to me since my last entry? Hmm, I have been trying to arrange more places for the Stoke Haunted team to visit as well as trying to work hard over the school term break - boy was that tough...three kids bawling at each other is not really condusive of a working environment, however, I am pleased that I managed to get things done.

What with being ill, the kids being ill; and the husband, it has been one snotty household.

My colleague has just created a qr code for me, so over the next few days I plan on adding it to the back covers of my current publications.

As always, I hope that you are all well and I look forward to adding another update soon.

Take care

Claire x


Posted by Claire Atherton on May 14, 2014 at 9:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Hey Everyone,

My duties to this page have lapsed that is for sure. A whole six months without so much as a peek. I am so sorry. I have been so busy that I have failed to connect with you guys, and, without you guys I am nothing.

What have I been doing? I have put out another "Choose Your Own Fate" book entitled Once Upon Embers Hill. The book is; as always, available through Amazon, and most ebook formats. Aside from that, I have been dealing with some personal issues that are now showing signs of promise. The is something that I MUST keep to myself right now though.

The Stoke Haunted Team have kept me busy; despite my health dictating that I took four or five weeks off. In fact, I have just finished compiling my own report for last weekend jaunt into a Congleton venue.

For the future? Well, for the future, I am still weilding the mighty sword that is pen. I hope to keep my promise that I make right now. I promise to try harder to keep you all close to my heart by keeping this log up to date for you.

Please forgive my frivel nature.

Take care to you all.

Claire xx


Posted by Claire Atherton on November 28, 2013 at 9:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Afternoon all,

I am just about to post my personal report of the Stoke Haunted teams investigation at The Wagon and Horses pub on the way to Manchester. It was definately a night where time vanished at speed.

Aside from this I am still going at the new Choose your own fate draft, I am hoping that it works. I have already confessed that my grammar, spelling and punctuation has left much to be desired and Kindle has pulled me up on it. I have to plough through the Childhood Lost Text to fix any errors that there maybe before republishing it with them. I certainly have my work cut out on the way to Christmas don't I?

Right, off I go. Off to another task.

C'ya all

Claire x


Posted by Claire Atherton on November 22, 2013 at 6:15 PM Comments comments (0)

So, after the eventful wedding of my brother and his new wife it took me a while to recover from the stress (and it wasnt even my wedding!) Until this week my return to writing has been slow and arduaous but I am finally back on track.

So here I am, offering you the latest Stoke Haunted write up from my perspective...you can find it on my links page.

Thanks for standing by my flakiness you are all wonderful

Claire x


Posted by Claire Atherton on October 24, 2013 at 7:35 AM Comments comments (1)

Man, how lapse am I?

It has been a month since I last came on here to enter a news update (feels like I'm in a confessional). I have been busy, maybe not visibly to everyone else, but, I have been writing and writing and writing...I am on the last third of handwriting the new Choose Your Own Fate book - typing it up will come later.

For now; and this weekend, I am doing very little with my own works, this weekend my little brother gets married and his baby girl gets christened so everything revoles around the preparation - the daunting part being that I am charge with videoing the whole thing. (I am by no means great at it but I will give it my best bet - I just hope that I don't mess up. 

Right at this very moment I am compenplating what to do as my eyes are tired and heavy and it is that awkward time in the day when I think "do I make a start on continuing a project, or, do I have a break because if I start handwriting the project I will become so invested in what I am doing that it will be hard to stop to collect the kids. I have to ride the wave of creativity, jumping off the wave part way through will leave me behind as the wave heads off into the distance. There maybe other waves, but will they be the same?

So, I am off with no decison made either way. I wish you all a brilliant weekend and Halloween holiday.

Claire x


Posted by Claire Atherton on September 25, 2013 at 2:00 PM Comments comments (0)

I am so pleased that I have been able to fine-tune my works so that I can bring you my latest report/account from my time spent investigating with Stoke Haunted - you can view this on the links page.

Aside from this, I am hoping that you are all well.

Take care.

Claire x


Posted by Claire Atherton on September 12, 2013 at 9:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Appologies one and all,

It has been over a month since my last confession, i mean, um....update lol

It seems that I am getting really flaky at updating this website but I can promise that I have been working hard; except for when I had a six day break last month. I have been working very hard on a new book that is to be similar to Asylum.

More annoyingly, I have been somewhat aggrevated by my ailing health yet again, now that the damp weather has been creeping in everything hurts that little bit more.

Aside from writing, I have been dealing with some personal issues at home and still going strong with the Stoke Haunted Crew - I was amazed, we had to sign our first team autograph the other day for people out in the states!

Right I fear the scholl bell is going to begin tolling if I don't grab and go, so I wil catch you all again with more news- hopefully in less than a month this time.

Claire x


Posted by Claire Atherton on July 23, 2013 at 9:30 AM Comments comments (2)

Afternoon All,

Well it has been a while since I have posted anything on here, I have just been that busy with on thing or another. I thought that I would stop by to let you know that I have posted the latest investigation report for Stoke Haunted...as always it is my accounts and not necessarily the views shared by the team. Please check out the links page for the report. Many thanks

Claire x


Posted by Claire Atherton on June 7, 2013 at 10:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Hello to one and all on this very sunny afternoon,

Once again I have been lapse in my duties on this site but that is due to being so very busy. Please forgive me.

I have just added a new link to the links page. This is to a site being designed by a long-time friend who I am exclusively writing childrens stories for which will feature on a rotation basis. This site is aimed towards families and incudes child friendly stories, activities and more. Be patient however as this is a recent venture and the site is not fully complete yet - it is a work in progress. Great ideas for rainy days.

So please show your support where and if you can, and as always, it will be much appreciated.

Away from this site I have been plugging away at a new book of poems which I hope to share with you all soon.

I hope you enjoy the British summertime safely whilst we have it; I know me red hair and pale skin do not adopt the suns rays as I would like, so factor thirty to me :).

Thanks again

Claire x