My new book, Racing The Sun, will be available late Summer 2017
Miami Morning, All Things That Matter Press 2016
Leila Payson loves her life as a high school teacher, but she is at heart an adventurer. You’ll meet her parents, her first love, her friends, and the people who influenced her most, bringing her to the present moment when she can make decisions with maturity and courage, decisions that will affect the rest of her life.
Called a genre-defying book by one reviewer, this story of the friendship between an aging Bohemian artist and a young aspiring poet from the suburbs, turns into an unexpected exploration of the psyche of both: their hopes, shortcomings, talents, and quest for enlightenment. There's hysteria and hallucination, longing and love, and dialogue about life, death, romance, and of course, intuition.
"Mary Clark's memoir underscores the miracle of unexpected relationships in transforming lives." Diane M. Denton, author
"It poses the interesting question..as to the extent to which life can become art, and how a life devoted to art can be sustained in the modern world." David Turnbull, Coaching Occupational Communities
Covenant The strength of childhood friendships is tested by family dysfunction, relocation and transience, and the changes of the 1960s. Set in semi-rural, part-suburban Florida, this novella takes the children through school integration, the plight of migrant workers, and the explosion of rock’n’roll music. In their personal lives, they deal with parental absence, divorce, and a lack of stability as their families move in search of work, or for other more suspect reasons. The specter of murder, illegal activity, and betrayal are just beneath the seemingly normal surface.
"Mary Clark has brought us an achingly beautiful chain of poems that both watch and listen: the sun, the sea, the darkness, the light, the passing of time—and the people who live among them." Rev. Barbara Cawthorne Crafton
Now online at tenpennyplayers.org - BardPress chapbooks, Children of Light will be available in late 2017 in digital and ebook formats.
Copyright by Mary A. Clark 2017. All rights reserved.