NEWS & EVENTS
If you want to be in the know, check back here periodically for news, events and announcements.
QUERYING PIECES OF YOU (picture book)
I am officially sending query letters, seeking representation/publication of my new picture book Pieces of You. This was a touching book to write, that deals with losing a beloved pet. I hope I can find it a wonderful home. Wish me luck!
INTERVIEW WITH SCHOOLING DISCOVERIES
In January, 2021, (date TBD) I've been invited to chat with Addy Marie McVay of Schooling Discoveries, a YouTube channel dedicated to travelling and homeschooling families. We'll be discussing art, writing books, The Big Ol' Bike, and I'll even share a special illustration demo. I documented the creation of an original illustration for my upcoming picture book Keep Mommy Safe just for this, and I'm excited to share it with the world.
The interview will be posted on the Schooling Discovery YouTube. Here's the link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpt3DgQnuFXjmB6hnax8eeg. It should be lots of fun. Exact date yet to be announced, so stay tuned.
FEB READING MONTH - SCHOOL VISIT
In February, 2021, I will be visiting a local Hutterite school in person or online via Zoom to help celebrate Reading Month. I will chat with the kids about writing and illustrating, read a couple chapters of The Big Ol' Bike, and more. I'm super excited!
BOOK LAUNCH - THE BIG OL' BIKE
DEC 6, 2020 - Online Launch Party celebrating the official release of The Big Ol' Bike, my children's chapter book for ages 7-10. The big event will be held on my Facebook author page: https://www.facebook.com/rachaelclarkewrites/. Expect fun book giveaways, the book trailer release, a special author reading, and more. Hope to see you there!
Note: there will also be a physical in-person come and go launch party/author signing, to be held at the Portage la Prairie, MB Library - Date TBD (pending Covid restrictions). I will announce when this is happening as soon as I'm able.
QUERYING ANNUAL MONSTER CLUB MEETING
I am officially sending query letters, seeking representation/publication of my new rhyming picture book Annual Monster Club Meeting. This was a very fun book to write, and I hope I can find it a wonderful home. Wish me luck!
QUERYING KEEP MOMMY SAFE
Gulp! On April 6, 2020, I started sending out my first query letters for Keep Mommy Safe. I am keeping my expectations realistic, as rejection is expected in the writing industry. I'm excited for the learning experience, regardless of the outcome. Cross your fingers, your toes, and your eyes for me! Thank you!
SHORT STORY SUBMISSIONS
I write a lot of short stories, in all genres. And I like to toss my word babies out into the world of publishing, nudging them off the branch to see if they can fly. Some do, some don't. But, when they do, it's gives the most amazing sense of accomplishment. If you like to write, you should really give it a go. ;)
Check out the R.A. Clarke tab to see my short fiction publications. Note: they're not written for a young audience, which is why they have their own page. There are links to read, as well as selling links to the anthologies available for purchase. Enjoy, and thanks for reading.