About the Author

Clare Pooley is a fifty-year-old mother of three living in London. In 2015, after decades of being rather overly fond of a glass or three of wine, she quit drinking. By way of therapy, she started a blog called Mummy was a Secret Drinker. That blog became a book, The Sober Diaries, described by her publishers as Bridget Jones Dries Out.

Clare then started writing fiction, and her first novel, The Authenticity Project is being published in April 2020 in twenty-nine territories.

Then Clare hit fifty and decided to take up blogging again, as a way of navigating the hostile landscape that women over forty-five are facing. And that’s why you find yourself here, on Life in the Hot Lane. I hope you enjoy it.