Claire Bunt was born in Picton, New Zealand. She now lives on the hillside in Onehunga, Auckland overlooking Manukau Harbour. She loathes housework but loves reading and gardening. She has had a wide variety of jobs both here and overseas. She has been a bank clerk, has trained and worked as a radiographer, studied part-time at university for a B. A. degree majoring in English and Anthropology. She was, for twenty years, a primary school teacher, has been a real estate salesperson, and an educational books sales representative. Her last job, prior to retiring, was as a legacy adviser for UNICEF NZ. Now she likes to write.
As of mid-2018 the total raised for Unicef from sales of Claire’s books stands at $5000.