NEWS & EVENTS
If you want to be in the know, check back here periodically for any news, events and announcements.
Upcoming RELEASE of The Big Ol' Bike, a children's chapter book I've written and illustrated for ages 7-10. There will be a physical in-person come and go launch party/author signing to be held at the Portage la Prairie, MB Library - Date TBD.
Virtual cover reveal coming soon.
Virtual launch party coming soon.
SENDING MY PICTURE BOOK TO PUBLISHERS!
Gulp! As of April 6, 2020, I took a HUGE step toward exploring my publication options. I sent out my first QUERY letters (with a dummy book) for Keep Mommy Safe to a handful of prospective publishers. I researched for a VERY long time and these publishers all looked amazing, looked like great publishing partners, and I felt my book would fit well into their catalogue. I am keeping my expectations realistic, as rejection is quite normal and expected within the writing industry. But, I am still very excited for the learning experience that I am going through, regardless of the outcome. If a publisher doesn't want to hitch their wagon to mine just yet, I still plan on self-publishing my picture book. :)
I will keep my website updated if there is any exciting news that comes down the pipe from this venture. So cross your fingers, your toes, and your eyes for me! Thank you!
Keep Mommy Safe Might Have Found a Home...
New developments as of September, 2020. Stay tuned for exciting news about my picture book. When I am able to share it, believe me I will!
SHORT STORY SUBMISSIONS
I write a lot of short stories, in all genres. I love to dabble. And when they're done, they can't just sit in my saved folder. No! I like to toss my little word babies out into the world, giving them a nudge off the branch to see if they can fly. Some do, some don't. More little birdies fly than my word babies do actually... so maybe that wasn't the best analogy. Hmm... well anyway, when they fly the most amazing feeling of pride washes over me and the perma-smile lasts for days. If you haven't tried it yet, I suggest you get on that! It's worth it.
Some of my stories even win contests! I took that as proof I should keep writing. :)
Check out the R.A. Clarke tab in the menu for a list of my short fiction publications. They are not written for a young/child audience, so that is why it has it's own separate page. There are links there to all the stories that can be read, and all the anthologies that can be purchased as well. Thanks for reading. I hope you enjoy!