About me

After years in London editing* consumer magazines, I decamped to the country to write books and features and run a smallholding. That’s going pretty well, although keeping sheep has proved trickier than I’d imagined. Chickens are easier. Anyway, I have kept to my intention and written a few books since I got here. April 2022 saw two published on the same day: Simple Pleasures: little things that make life worth living’, which I wrote for the National Trust, and 50 Things to do in the Urban Wild (Pavilion). ‘The Witch’s Year Book: a year of spells, stones and rituals for a year of modern magic’ was published by David and Charles in August 2021, and ‘Sacred Places: where to find wonder in the World’ was published by Aster in September 2020.

My latest two, both of which are close to my heart, were published early in 2023. They are Your Magical Garden: harness the power of the elements to crate an enchanted outdoor space (CICO)  and The Magic of Seeds, the nature lover’s guide to growing flowers and herbs from seed (David & Charles).

Details of these and others, including Beyond the Footpath: mindful walking for modern pilgrims‘ (Piatkus), are on my Amazon author page or on the Books tab of this website.

I also continue to write for various publications, about UK travel, wellbeing, homes, and gardens.

I am represented by Jane Graham Maw  (jane@grahammawchristie.com) of literary agents Graham Maw Christie

My email is claregogerty@gmail.com.

* These include Coast, which won several awards under my editorship, the National Trust Magazine, and Grand Designs Magazine. I was also deputy editor of The Sunday Times homes title insideout, and homes and gardens editor of The Simple Things. 

Portrait by Damian Evans @damianevansphoto

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