Bettering the World with Words

Book Signing Event

Join us at the wonderful Izimbali Coffee Café for a morning of fun and chatter.
Meet and greet with local author Claire Lagerwall, and enjoy a cuppa as you tuck into a delicious high tea.
You’ll also be entered into a lucky draw to win a Christmas gift.
December 3rd
Izimbali Coffee Café



I’m Claire.

I started writing stories when I was in high school – it was a remarkable way to escape the ordinary, and it created a space for my imagination to run free. After three degrees and a stint in teaching, I finally agreed with my husband that I was probably meant to be a writer. In 2010 I began my B2B technical content  career, focusing on ghostwriting content for a series of clients along the way.

When COVID-19 hit South Africa, most of my writing contracts were put on hold and I was left feeling a little off-course. After penning a poem that went viral (My President, You’re Tired), I took the opportunity to start writing for myself. I started plotting my novel and wrote the first sentence in April 2020, celebrating the official launch in September 2020.

I continue to work as a B2B content writer, ghostwriter and author in between three children, misplaced stickers, broken crayons, and devilish pieces of Lego.

New Book Release

When I Lost Me

Available in paperback and ebook!

Two women. Two faith-shaking discoveries. One God.

Catherine O’Hall, disillusioned with God after a battle to conceive, watches the grains of her life slip between her fingers like sand. In an attempt to leave her heartache behind and find out who she is – if not a mother – she leaves Sicily and boards an aeroplane bound for South Africa. She knows that she is lost and dares God to find her …




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Hi, I’m Claire.

Hi, I’m Claire.

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Coming January 2021

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I can't say a single thing.  Just can't. But I am writing furiously so that when we can share our plans, this blog section is going to be massively busy with juicy advice and information.  

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