Shelley Clarke

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Shelley Clarke was born into a naval family in Kent in 1958, and consequently moved house a lot as a child. She had ambitions to follow in her father’s footsteps and join the Royal Navy, and to become a carpenter, but these were not female occupations at that time. So she learned to type… which has come in jolly handy for putting her stories first onto paper, and now onto screen.

Shelley is a keen painter, poet, and karaoke enthusiast; she loves mad family get-togethers, hates olives, ironing and gardening, and currently lives in Devon with her husband Kev, and their two Tibetan Terriers Nena and Pepi, who make them smile every day.

Shelley often forgets she is a grown-up.

Children of Sinai is Shelley's debut novel. The story had
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Shelley Clarke I walk away from whatever I'm working on, do something else and wait for the inspiration to return. It always does and when I least expect it.
Shelley Clarke For me, the best thing about putting a story down onto paper is the feeling that I've created something. It’s the same feeling I get when I paint.…moreFor me, the best thing about putting a story down onto paper is the feeling that I've created something. It’s the same feeling I get when I paint. Both are an expression of me, part of who I am on the inside taking a tangible form. I love the excitement of knowing that someone else is going to read my creation and it’s a wonderful feeling when it is appreciated. To know that I might have passed on an idea that will make people think, or that I might have created a character they can relate to, or a story that stirs their emotions, is such a great reward and makes all the hard work worthwhile. (less)
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I thoroughly enjoyed Visions of Zarua. I first read the Silent Sea Chronicles which made me a fan of Suzanne Rogerson's writing. There are two stories running 350 years apart and their link becomes evident at a later stage. It took me a little while ...more
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"A story in the present times with dreams of a prophecy of an ancient Egypt, this book was haunting and enticing.

John was living a routine life, being a good husband and a great father to twins. Till he started dreaming and so did his daughters, a..." Read more of this review »
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"Great book for a first time author. Love the characters. Im a fan of modern adventure stories with historical/biblical connections and this does not disappoint. Not a fast paced brainless run of the mill story like a lot out there. Has a deep thou..." Read more of this review »
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The Lost Sentinel by Suzanne Rogerson
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loved this story & finished it in two sittings! Have just bought Book 2 & 3 in the saga. If you want to be taken away to another world with fantastic characters & superb plot, this is for you!
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The Museum of Second Chances by A.E.  Warren
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The storyline intrigued me as I love anything that's different. I was hooked instantly and finished the book in three days, it did not disappoint. I'm now eagerly awaiting Book Two, which I have pre-ordered. Excellent read!
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The Blood of Kings by Angela King
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An amazing first novel. I loved the intrigue and excitement, I kept reading a bit quickly to find out what was going to happen next. The characters are strong and interesting. Very well written and an original idea of what could have happened. I love ...more
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The Girl In Between by Laekan Zea Kemp
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I loved this book so much that I quickly bought the other two in the series. Very unique story and well written. The characters are all super especially the lead, Bryn, and you find yourself rooting for her the whole way. As I read more, I found my i ...more
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Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor
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Laini Taylor is another of my favourite authors, I love her style of writing and her imagination is an inspiration. When you read the story description you can be forgiven for thinking it's about heaven and hell but nope, nothing like that at all! It ...more
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Angelfall by Susan Ee
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I've read every book in this series and loved them all, I read the first book in two sittings, I was that grabbed by it. This story is so different and the heroine of the story is quite badass. She witnesses the abduction of her younger disabled sist ...more
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