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Meet Claire Noland

Claire Noland

In her first book with Gnome Road Publishing, Nancy Bess Had a Dress, Claire takes us back to a time when flour sacks had more than just one purpose.

Her story is perfect for crafty kids and anyone who loves reusing, repurposing, and making materials into beautiful new creations, with artwork by award-winning illustrator Angela C. Hawkins.

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Claire Annette Noland is an award-winning author of books for young children. As a children’s librarian, reading specialist, and author, her life’s goal is to excite kids about books and reading.

Claire lives with her husband in a book-filled home in Central California. She finds inspiration from the children in her life, family stories, and her very large poodle-mix, Mr. Ernie. When not writing, you can find Claire stocking her Little Free Library, playing bocce ball on the beach, and taking field trips using kidlit as her travel guide.