After graduating from the London College of Music, Claire Welch changed direction and embarked on a career in publishing. She is Publisher of the Academy of Contemporary Music and writes non-fiction books for various UK and US clients. Claire is passionate about being involved in HGT in media and marketing, particularly working on Hollie GaZZette, as part of a team committed to enhancing lives while raising awareness of domestic violence and abuse (DVA) and stalking. She still plays music, is Treasurer of the Royal Forest of Dean Orchestra and lives with her husband, boys and a ‘zoo’ of cats, chickens and ducks.