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Award-Winning Writer Sue J. Clark Heads SJ Clark Literary Agency

Sue J. Clark, writer

Sue Clark was featured in "Women of Distinction" magazine, a publication distributed through the National Association of Distinguished ProfessionalsSue J. Clark is a professional writer, book doctor, memorist, writing consultant and tutor, with a wealth of experience, which she is proud to utilize through her position as the owner of the renowned SJ Clark Literary Specialties, LLC. She provides for her clientele expert editing, poetry writing, management skills and instruction services. Ms. Clark specializes in editing, instructing, and writing poetry, works of fiction and nonfiction; in addition, she speaks at public events, critiques manuscripts, and edits and rewrites materials for businesses and corporations. She is an award-winning writer who has collected extensive accolades throughout her career for her work. In 2014, Sue assisted 14 authors in writing and publishing their books, including 2 love stories, 2 mysteries, 1 coming of age, 1 novella, and 8 memoirs.


At the SJ Clark Literary Agency, Ms. Clark conducts workshops to aspiring and current writers and professionals. With a background in teaching, ghostwriting, editing and consultancy, Ms. Clark offers a plethora of services that will help provide the quality that you are seeking in a writing service.

 

With nearly four decades of experience as a writer, Ms. Clark is available to work with you and offer her expertise in the area. Her finely-tuned eye can help bring your work to the attention of those in the publishing arena, and help you garner the reputation that your book deserves. She is available to edit and revise fiction and non-fiction manuscripts, poetry, and business journals, letters, flyers, reports and brochures. Ms. Clark teaches the individuals with whom she works to become the best poets and writers that they can possibly be, and brings out their best qualities. Ms. Clark’s dedication to writing, editing, public speaking and most importantly, helping others has allowed her to utilize her skill set and background through creative means.

 

Ms. Clark teaches weekly poetry classes and fiction and non-fiction classes, as well as a monthly fiction writing workshop. She also teaches literature classes for a special program, called the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Sierra College. 

 

Ms. Clark has demonstrated continued support for the Sierra College OLLI program by teaching the following courses:

  • America’s Women Authors of the 20th and 21st Centuries
  • Discovering Masterpieces by Some of America’s Greatest Writers
  • The Revival of the Short Story
  • The Influence of Hammett, Steinbeck and Wolff on Today’s Literature
  • Advanced “Creating Poetry”
  • Beginning Poetry Writing
  • Memoirs- The Latest Fad
  • Today's Literature Surrounding World War II
  • Memoir, Anyone?
  • The Life & Times of Max Perkins: The Man Who Created The Greatest American Writers of the 20th Century
  • Writing Your Memoir
  • A Walk Through Jack London's World
  • Writers of the Western Frontier
  • The Three Johns of Modern American Literature: Steinbeck, Updike, Irving
  • The Great American Novel: What will it be in the 21st Century?
  • The Lives of Three Amazing Women of the 20th Century: Muriel Spark, Dorothea Lange, and Marsha Davenport
  • Doris Kearns Goodwin: Best Known American Biographer of U.S. Presidents
  • Today's Masters of the Short Story: Tobias Wolff and Richard Bausch
  • Riveting Memoirs from Around the World
  • The Short Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • How To Write Cowboy Poetry
  • Authors of Famous Serialized Novels

Ms. Clark consults with writers on any type of writing or pre-writing that they might need assistance with, including the preparation of manuscripts for publication and advice on seeking publishers. She has been at the helm of the SJ Clark Literary Agency for over 36 years, and although she is not currently accepting new clients, she will advise and consult with writers. In 2014, Sue assisted 29 writers write and publish their books.


Her latest book, "Tell Them I Loved Life - Brian's Story," a biography published in 2014, is available on Amazon.com. Sue was featured in the 2015 Women of Distinction Magazine and will be featured in the 2016 Ten Women Authors Magazine. She was awarded the distinction as one of the Top 101 Industry Experts in 2015, and will be featured in the 2015 Inner Circle Executive magazine. Sue currently writes articles for the Perspectives on Art Magazine, and is a member of the American Authors Association, Military Writers Society of America, National Association of Professional Women, the International Women's Leadership Association, and the Association of Writers and Writing Programs.

Areas of Expertise – Services Offered  

 

MEMOIR WRITER- Ms. Clark specializes in writing memoir/biography/autobiography books. She has ghostwritten five memoir books, edited two memoir books, consulted for seven memoir books and been the literary agent for numerous other memoir books.


GHOSTWRITER – Ms. Clark has ghostwritten four books for noteworthy clients—including the latest published work of art “Is Anybody Listening: The True Story About the POW/MIAs in the Vietnam War” (2005)—and she continues to help her clients to reach optimal levels of success as a ghostwriter. The second edition of the book is now available in bookstores. In 2011, she ghostwrote, "Broken in II: A Soldier's Story of Surviving World War II and PTSD.

 

EDITOR – Ms. Clark edits fiction and non-fiction manuscripts, poetry, business journals/letters/flyers/reports/brochures.

 

WRITING INSTRUCTOR – Ms. Clark teaches weekly poetry classes, fiction and non-fiction classes and a monthly fiction writing workshop, as well as literature classes for a special program at a two-year college. 

 

WRITING CONSULTANT – Ms. Clark consults with writers on any type of writing or pre-writing they might need assistance with, including preparation of manuscripts for publication and advice on seeking publishers. 

 

LITERARY AGENT – Ms. Clark has been at the helm of the SJ Clark Literary Agency for 36 years.She is not currently accepting new clients as this time, but as a literary agent, she will advise and consult with writers (see Writing Consultant).

 

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS – Ms. Clark particularly enjoys speaking to groups about writing, although she has been asked to discuss such things as the resident ghost who lived in her California Gold Country hotel, her experiences with UFO’s, how to organize a poetry Open Mic program, how a ghostwriter writes a book, and book readings and signings, to name a few.    


April 2016 Speaking Engagements:

 

Guest speaker at an Author Event and Luncheon, AAUW, Citrus Heights, California.

 

Guest speaker at Friends of the Auburn Library, "Heminingway: His Life and Times," Auburn, California.

 

Guest speaker at Gold Country Writers group, "The Literary Agent," Auburn, California.


 

If you are interested in learning more about Sue J. Clark, experienced ghostwriter and critic of fiction and non-fiction manuscripts, please contact her.

Please visit http://is-anybody-listening.com.

In 2011, she ghostwrote, "Broken in II: A Soldier's Story of Surviving World War II and PTSD

The Lives of Three Amazing women of the 20th Century: Muriel Spark, Dorothea Lange and Marsha Davenport

            The Three Johns of Modern American Literature: Steinbeck, Updike, Irving

            The Great American Novel: What will it be in the 21st Century?

            Doris Kearns Goodwin: Best Known American Biographer of U.S. Presidents

            Today's Masters of the Short Story: Tobias Wolff and Richard Bausch

            Riveting Memoirs from Around the World

            The Short Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald

            How To Write Cowboy Poetry

            Authors of Famous Serialized Novels



Sue J. Clark
SJ Clark Literary Agency
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