Welcome to my creative world. Thanks for stopping by. Why don't you grab a steaming cup of coffee and stay a while? Go ahead and relax, put your feet up and take a sip while you read some stories. Check out all the projects I've got in the works, and you'll likely find out what makes me tick in the process. Don't be shy, make yourself at home.
"With the nimble flick of a sharpened lead-core wand, anything is possible."
NOT THE FINAL COVER
RACE TO NOVUS
A Quirky and Thrilling Sci-fi Western from Cloaked Press, LLC.
R.A. Clarke's DEBUT NOVEL RELEASES ON APRIL 5TH, 2024!
A daughter’s last chance at redemption on an alien planet. A sweeping secret that could not only end her dreams, but her life as well.
Finn Rucker boards the starship to seek a fresh start as part of a colonizing effort on Joya. The race, sponsored by Governus, yields free land and startup funds for the lucky winners. The number of entrants guarantees someone is going to lose, and Finn is determined that she and her bionic horse, Herc, are among the winners.
Racing through uncharted jungle to the settlement of Novus, Finn and her fellow racers soon discover that not everything is as it seems – and Governus withheld information from the contestants. Strange beasts attack the racers, mechanical equipment begins to fail, and the very air seems out to get them. When all seems lost, a mysterious people arrive and help the racers, revealing the depth of Governus’ deception. Finn will have to keep her pulse pistols close and her new friends closer – but not too close – as they all race to survive the jungle.
Fans of Firefly will love this mashup of Hidalgo and James Cameron’s Avatar as Finn navigates the guilt of her past, the promise of a future, and the imminent dangers of her present.
TWO IDOL HEARTS
A Romantic Urban Fantasy Novella
RELEASED ON FEBRUARY 1ST, 2024!
Cleo is a hard-working, art loving, very non-magical police officer who hasn't been on a date in four years. While investigating a vandalism complaint at the train station, she meets Rask, a charming man who, unbeknownst to her, is both the leader of a magical preservation society and on the run from rival relic hunters.
When a railway foot-chase leads Cleo to a chance encounter with an ancient idol and an unexpected kiss from Rask, she is left with glowing hands she didn't ask for, nor wanted. As more magic bursts loose, romantic heat swells, quirky friends meddle, and rival thugs present a looming threat, Cleo's hopes of getting rid of the power and returning to her normal life hinge on not being Rask's soulmate.
But... should she hope for that?
LET YOUR LIPS TWITCH
A Humorous Collection of Short Stories
Between these covers, you'll find short fiction in several genres. Each tale is infused with unique characters and comical situations, some rooted in reality, others certainly not. Flip the page and join a jewel heist executed by bumbling thieves at a gastronomy party, meet a lowly soul gifted the fantastical chance to redo an all-consuming moment of regret, or sweat alongside a father as he realizes his daughter is growing up too fast. Turn another page and you’ll enjoy clowning around while meeting Mr. Right, then zoom in on a perfectly focused meet cute, or feel Mother Nature’s wrath as a rebellious fishing excursion goes all kinds of wrong. There is something in this collection for everyone to enjoy, including eight never-before-seen stories.
Allow yourself to be entertained and whisked away. Let humour in all its glorious forms tempt your lips to move. Don’t fight the urge. Embrace it.
Go ahead and let your lips twitch.
OH, THAT'S GOOD, TOO!
52 More writing prompts you never knew you needed.
But seriously... you do.
From the author of Oh, That’s Good… you are cordially invited to peruse 52 more original speculative fiction prompts that are sure to inspire and spark the imagination. From dark to light, spaceships to fairytale creatures, and everything in between, there’s a little something for everyone between the covers. You can zoom through the pages; take your time, pick and choose... or, if you’re feeling brave, take the 52-Week Challenge. Whatever you do, have fun!
Whether you’re writing short or long fiction, in the home, class, or office, these prompts work for all manner of creative writing. Just spin, expand, elevate, and transform the concepts into your own, then jot down your shiny new plotlines in the handy note sections provided.
So, are you ready to find inspiration and write that next great story?
OH, THAT'S GOOD...
52 Writing prompts you never knew you needed.
But seriously... you do.
Have you ever seen something—an object, an image, a person, or even an ad on the side of a bus—and gotten struck by an idea? You sat back and smiled, mumbling, “Oh, that’s good…” and immediately scrambled to write it down? Well, scramble no more.
Plucked from the mind of multi-genre short fiction author R.A. Clarke, these 52 original speculative fiction prompts are sure to inspire and spark your creative flame. From dark to light, quirky to horrifying, there’s a little something here for everybody. You’re cordially invited to sift through the pages; take your time, pick and choose... or, if you’re feeling brave, take the 52-Week Challenge.
Inspiration awaits at the turn of a page.
THE BIG OL' BIKE
Big things are happening in Little Springs…
Everything about Oliver is small, from his footprint to his glasses—and a trio of bullies never let him forget it. When Oliver receives a special old bike for his birthday, he rides tall for the first time. But, the meanest bully in school doesn’t like that at all. Oliver finds himself challenged to a race. Now, he’ll have to be bigger than he ever imagined in order to prove heroes come in small packages too.
For ages 7 - 10.
Longer than average for this age range, The Big Ol' Bike is meant to be transitional between chapter books and middle grade novels. Themes of bullying, friendship, and finding confidence are explored within this story.
ALSO AVAILABLE ON AUDIOBOOK!
*A 2021 Page Turner Award Finalist*
*A 2021 Females of Fiction Award Finalist*
Please inquire via the contact form if you're interested in a signed/personalized copy.
The Big Ol' Bike Book Trailer (2020)
The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.
- Pablo Picasso -
You're only given one little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it.
- Robin Williams -
My little spark of madness shows itself in many different creative forms - and perhaps a smidge in my sense of humor too. It causes all kinds of wonderful mischief in my life. I absolutely love the quotes above. I encourage everyone out there to find your own unique spark. When you do, embrace it, nurture it, and let it grow - for it makes us who we are.
Big Fun at Camp ImaRunamuk, which is the title of the next book in The Big Ol' Bike chapter book series is in the works and has been roughly penned in for a 2023 release. Stay tuned for more updates!
I was invited to speak about idea generation at the WWJ Author Conference on August 13th from 7:30-5:00 pm EST! It was a great all-day event of Christian fellowship and learning. It was live streamed and all sessions were recorded. Click the link below to access the session playlist: