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RJ Clarken writes offbeat, quirky humorous poetry and contemporary/fantasy-ish/historical-ish books for kids!


Background Information

For clever, fun poetry, I love the work of poets like Ogden Nash, Wendy Cope, Dorothy Parker, Dr. Seuss, Jack Prelutsky and Shel Silverstein.  For kids books, I was strongly influenced by books like The Funny Guy, Katie John and The Ghost of Dibble Hollow (and Harriet the Spy, of course!)

I've always loved to read and write.  I was an English major at Penn State (Go Nittany Lions!) but I didn't really start writing seriously until I was expecting twins.  That was nine years ago - and I haven't stopped since then!   My kids are a constant source of fun and creativity and ideas, and I very often brainstorm and write with them.  We have several projects ongoing right now.  I'm also lucky enough to have a very encouraging and supportive husband.

I'm also inspired by the members of Women Who Write, a New Jersey not-for-profit writing collective for women.  They are a group of talented and nurturing women who all pull for one another to get their words published.  I am the coordinator of one of the writing groups under this umbrella., and I am also the editor of their annual literary magazine, Goldfinch.

 

Accomplishments

My work has been published in a variety of print and online media. I have been lucky enough to have taken honors and awards in a number of poetry contests at venues like Sol Magazine, Trellis Magazine, AsininePoetry, USA Today Online and other publications.

Additional Information

My middle grade/young adult/contemporary/fantasy-ish/sci-fi-ish/historical-ish book Penny Wishes was released on February 24th, 2009. In April, to commemorate National Poetry Month, I've been asked to present a program on poetry at the Bound Brook Memorial Library.





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