Douglas Glenn Clark says...
Simple values guide my work as a writer. My father was a musician. Music was the language of my formative years. I found my song in words.
Midwest Book Review: Shirley Johnson
"The characters live in a world of enchantment and the reader is drawn into that world by the words and story of Douglas Glenn Clark. The descriptive power of his words in many instances was exceptional." (The Lake That Stole Children)
I write contemporary stories — all with strings attached. I'm a former journalist who wrote for the Los Angeles Daily News and other newspapers, and I'm a recipient of writing grants from arts councils in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Michigan. A member of the Writers Guild of America who also creates original entertainment content for TV and film.
The mix of plain and lyrical prose in "The Lake That Stole Children" and "The Memory Songbook" is the result of applying the craft of song lyrics, spoken-word performance and literary fiction to narrative.
"The Memory Songbook began as a novel about youth, first love and music -- and then became a story about the battle of holding onto youth as we age. ...a cry from one generation to another."
I began playing guitar at a young age. My father would have preferred that I stay with trumpet. But you can't simultaneously sing or speak when playing the trumpet. Guitar became an all-encompassing sensual experience: the chords resonated through my fingers to my body. I soon discovered that well-chosen clusters of words that appeared at the nib of my pencil or pen had the same power to move me.
"I particularly liked **little R-E-D*!! dress*** which was poetic, beautifully written and just about perfect. The Cancer Assassin is a fine collection." Joseph Aragon, author of The Paris Plot