#INDIE SPOTLIGHT-Get to know Alison Clarke, fellow author, sister in writing and life, sharing her experiences with us through her wonderful voice. I am so excited to announce her new book has arrived.
(Racine is the second part in her award winning (Sisterhood Series.)
Alison was awarded 2016 Author of The Year Award by the Canadian publication 'Diversity Magazine.' She holds an MA in English, with a focus on Children's Literature. Congratulations on both achievements!
Racine : A Sisterhood Story Is hot off the press. Available here now on Amazon.
The cover is drop-dead gorgeous! I cannot wait to get my hot little hands on it! Included is a brief Q & A and also a way to meet Alison in person and listen to her talk about the writing life in London!
Read on and thank you for joining us!
What does it really feel like when you are well into the final creation of your second book?
"It is a good feeling, like a journey is almost over, but another one is beginning,
in terms of promoting the book."
Is there a new wisdom to your writing discipline since you are on book two?
"For me, it’s continuing to be patient with myself, that I can only do so much, in terms of time. It’s important to take care of yourself, staying healthy, and maintaining stamina. Writing a book is like running a marathon--you have to pace yourself."
(I love the last sentence! So true!)
If you could write in one sentence why someone should read this book, what might it be?
"In reading Book Two, which is called Racine, you see the importance of embracing Possibility."
Do you have advice to share with writers who have not finished a project?
"Keep going. Don’t give up. The hard work pays off in the end."
Does your life experience reflect in the wisdom of your characters? A better question is,…is fiction always fiction or is it really truth wrapped in story?
"For some authors, the work that they create is primarily a fictional one. For others, it is more biographical. In terms of my work, it would be somewhere in the middle. "
Aug 25 & 26, 2017 - Meet Alison in London this Summer!
St. Mary's University in Twickenham
Waldegrave Road, Strawberry Hill
United Kingdom TW1 4SX.
Friday Aug 25th, 2017
Alison is a panelist on, Representation In Young Adult And New Adult Literature--Gender, Ethnicity, And Family
from 3:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. It is called Panel V.
Open to the public! Book signings-
Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
& Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Do you want more information or tickets to the events and panels? Please visit their official site here.
Alison, thank you so much for sharing your good news! Sending a huge hug and good vibes for the new book and the conference!
When her new book is published I will add a link to it here, so you can pick up your own copy! If you want to start from Book One- her first book, The Sisterhood is available to read now.
Until next time, find your Peace, Love, Hustle and then Write.
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