Welcome to the website for thriller writer Claire McGowan, who also writes as Eva Woods.

About Me

Hello, thanks for looking up my website. I'm a writer and lecturer but mostly a writer -since the day I first figured out that the words in Dick and Jane said 'Look, Dick! Look, Jane!' (a vitally important text), books and words have been my life. I love to read them, write them, and help other people write some too. I write crime fiction as Claire McGowan and contemporary women's fiction as Eva Woods. Go to my blog to read more of my musings about writing and the creative process. 


I also write scriptsarticles, and endless to-do lists. I'd love to say I have tons of cool other hobbies but really, I don't. I am convinced that when I die it will be by being crushed by a gigantic stack of books. 


I was born in Northern Ireland and now live in London, where I spend a lot of time dodging urban foxes and tutting at people who are too slow on escalators. I like to think of myself as being a cross between Jessica Fletcher (only slightly younger), Carrie Bradshaw (only with fewer shoes), and Sylvia Plath (only more....alive).

Free Book! 

Get my free collection of short stories here, plus the the text version of my radio drama, Blackwater. Just fill in your email, sign up to my newsletter, and start reading as soon as you receive the confirmation email. Emails will only be used to contact you very occasionally with updates on my books or events.  

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