Welcoming S.J. Clarke, author of Mind Over Matter

A short story about Sandra (S.J.). We both attended the Montreal Retreat this past November, and the day of departure, Sandra insisted I take some of her goodies to munch on for the plane ride home. The bag was sealed with a darling fabric flower, which I have to this day. She was this way with everyone she met. Sandra is a generous, thoughtful lady and it all comes through in her writing. But on to our guest’s bio and interview, which are most enlightening:S. J. Clarke is the author of Mind Over Matter, a romantic suspense with paranormal elements. She has published over fifty articles as a columnist and regular contributor for a variety of lifestyle and human interest websites. She is a grateful member of the Writers’ Community of Durham Region, and proud to sit on the Board of Directors for The Ontario Writer’s Conference. Sandra also co-authored Touretties, a touching tribute featuring testimonials from patients and and their loved ones living with Tourettes. Mind Over Matter, released in November, 2011 through MuseItUp Publishing, is her first novel. 1. Who is your favorite writer?I’d have to say Nora Roberts (also writing as J.D. Robb). As a reader, her works hit all of my hot buttons. It’s romance at heart, with lots of mystery, intrigue and suspense thrown in, and often contains elements of the paranormal. As a writer, she demonstrates one individual can reach a wide audience and master more than a single genre if they do it right. 2. What is your favorite writing cliché? I love a Happy Ever After ending, but it doesn’t have to be a romantic one. I just want to be left with the impression the lead character reached a turning point and things are looking up from here. 3. What writing…

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