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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 been bounci
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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. Bot…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)
Shelley Clarke This is my first novel and I don’t really have enough experience to advise others. For some, writing comes easily. It doesn't for me. Ideas and storie…moreThis is my first novel and I don’t really have enough experience to advise others. For some, writing comes easily. It doesn't for me. Ideas and stories come easily but not the skill of putting it into a format that others will enjoy. I was very lucky that an author friend of mine encouraged, advised and helped me through the whole process. I would say to write about what you love, what matters to you, believe in yourself and listen to your imagination. Don’t worry about what other writers are doing or what style they are writing in, find your own way and don't be afraid to ask for help. (less)
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I have now finished the final book in the Eloah trilogy and did not want it to end. This was certainly one of the best stories I've read. I loved the concept, originality and skill that makes it soooo good, and an added bonus is that it's beautifully ...more
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Having read Eloah: No Heaven, I moved quickly onto this second book in the trilogy. It was just as fabulous a read as the first!
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Fabulous is a good word to start this review (I'm not great at reviews I'm afraid). I first read the short story which whetted my appetite for more so downloaded the whole trilogy and I'm now on Book 3, loving every page. The subject matter is someth ...more
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"I love a mystery and this book had tons of it to unravel!
It surprised and shocked me and had uncanny links to the current situation we all find ourselves living through.
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Wow! I read this book in two days, what a fabulous read! I was rooting for the princesses right the way through the story & laughing out loud at Lightsong's dialogue. Every character was superb, the world they lived in was unique and soooo interestin ...more
Shelley Clarke is reading Warbreaker: Wow! I read this book in two days, what a fabulous read! I was rooting for the princesses right the way through the story & laughing out loud at Lightsong's dialogue. Every character was superb, the world they lived in was unique and soooo interesting. I loved the author's style of writing & will be buying more of his books.
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I really enjoyed these books, so much so that I bought Book 4 and eagerly await Book 5. The characters were beautifully formed and such an original apocalyptic idea. Great pace and so exciting, I almost skipped bits to get to the next and found it ha ...more
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