Other and Writer
|Age Levels:||5-10 and 11-13|
|Will Travel:||Anywhere in the world|
|SCBWI Profile:||Member Profile|
Samantha M Clark is the author of three middle-grade novels, THE BOY, THE BOAT, AND THE BEAST and ARROW from Paula Wiseman Books/Simon & Schuster, and AMERICAN HORSE TALES: HOLLYWOOD published by Penguin Workshop/Penguin Random House, as well as the GEMSTONE DRAGONS chapter book series (Bloomsbury). She has always loved stories about ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances. After all, if four ordinary brothers and sisters can find a magical world at the back of a wardrobe, why can't she? While she looks for her real-life Narnia, she writes about other ordinary children and teens who've stumbled into a wardrobe of their own. In a past life, Samantha was a photojournalist and managing editor for newspapers and magazines. She lives with her husband and two kooky dogs in Austin, Texas. Samantha is the Regional Advisor for the Austin chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators, and explores wardrobes every chance she gets.
Samantha offers a variety of presentations on writing craft, overcoming fear and succeeding through rejection. She also offers free 15-minute Skype Q&A visits for classrooms and bookclubs that have read THE BOY, THE BOAT, AND THE BEAST.