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Adrienne Clarke

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A lover of faerie tales, fantasy and gothic horror, a thread of the mysterious or unexpected runs through all my work. My dream is to find readers who will gather round and let me tell them stories that will become a part of their life the way they have become a part of mine.

A past winner of the Alice Munro short fiction contest, my work has appeared in a number of publications including, The Storyteller, A Fly in Amber, New Plains Review, Silly Tree Anthologies, and in the e-zines Les Bonnes Fees, The Devilfish Review, Rose Red Review and The Long Island Literary Journal. My YA novel, Losing Adam, garnered a silver medal in the Independent Publisher Book Awards.

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Adrienne Clarke In my mind, there is only one answer and that is to write! Writing is not easy and it's not for the faint of heart. Writers write because they have to…moreIn my mind, there is only one answer and that is to write! Writing is not easy and it's not for the faint of heart. Writers write because they have to - because the act of writing is part of who they are. Applause is wonderful - most writers want to be published and appreciated - but even without those things you are still a writer if you practice the craft of writing. Feeling discouraged is part of the writing life, feel it, but don't let it stop you from writing. Writers write, the end. Everything else flows from the act of putting down words, even not-so-great ones. Give yourself permission to write terrible first drafts and the ideas will come, I promise. (less)
Adrienne Clarke The best thing about being a writer is being able to immerse yourself in an imaginary world where anything is possible. I've always been a dreamer and…moreThe best thing about being a writer is being able to immerse yourself in an imaginary world where anything is possible. I've always been a dreamer and writing is a productive way to indulge that 'dreamy aspect of my personality.' I also love the feeling of being able to bring the stories in my head to life. Writing is definitely the closest thing to magic I've ever experienced.(less)
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To Dance in Liradon

4.23 avg rating — 43 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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Summer is hot and humid in my part of the world, but while the publishing marketing machine tries to sell me on ‘steamy summer beach reads,’ I have a different reading list in mind. When the sun blazes and the temperature soars, there’s nothing I like better than a thrilling, chilling tale to darken those long summer days. If, like me, you prefer the ‘anti-beach read’ here are a few of my favourit Read more of this blog post »
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Emily Brontë
“And I pray one prayer--I repeat it till my tongue stiffens--Catherine Earnshaw, may you not rest as long as I am living! You said I killed you--haunt me, then!...Be with me always--take any form--drive me mad! only do not leave me in this abyss, where I cannot find you!”
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“Oh, I'm burning! I wish I were out of doors! I wish I were a girl again, half savage and hardy, and free... and laughing at injuries, not maddening under them! Why am I so changed?”
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“Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same; and Linton's is as different as a moonbeam from lightning, or frost from fire”
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“Because if she let go of her grief even for a minute it would only hit her harder when she bumped into it again. ”
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“We cling to our fairy tales until the price for believing in them becomes too high.”
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Adrienne Clarke Nice to meet you, Sandra!


Sandra Thanks for friending me, Ms. Clarke!


Adrienne Clarke You're welcome, Owen. So nice to meet you!


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