Claire Contreras: Biography

Claire Contreras

Claire Contreras is a New York Times bestselling author. She has written novels and works of short fiction for both adults and children but she is best known for her contemporary romance novels.

Perhaps her best known work is Kaleidoscope Hearts, the first novel in Contreras’s Hearts series. It is a novel about a girl who enters a relationship with her elder brother’s best friend. He leaves town and breaks her heart, but returns and looks set to break it all over again. Contreras self-published this title in 2015.

As an independent author, Contreras has taken inspiration from other indie writers, including Colleen Hoover, Jamie McGuirre, Katja Millay, Tarryn Fisher and S.C. Stephens. She has published many of her own works and represents herself as an author, retaining the full rights for print, digital and audio editions of many of her works.

Claire Contreras is a survivor of breast cancer and has had a double mastectomy. She campaigns for breast cancer awareness and raises monies for charities conducting research into curing the disease. Throughout the month of October 2014, a percentage of the sales of Contreras’s books went to breast cancer charities.

Despite being a romance writer and an avid reader, Claire Contreras rarely reads romance novels herself. Instead, she prefers thrillers and action books instead. Contreras and her husband currently live in Miami, Florida, with their two sons, three dogs and two adopted cats. She is a self-confessed foodie and enjoys travelling with her family.