My name is Shawnie Clark. I'm a successful author/writer of children's books. I have published several to date with more on the way...
I enjoy book readings and participating in book fairs. I also do book reviews for children's books. If you have an event you would like me to participate in or any questions feel free to contact me at:
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New book in the works!
The main character in Bug Off Big Bully will now be the focus of this next book...
"Peter Perry and the Mysterious Note"
Excerpt from book:
Peter Perry is my name. It’s that name that got me where I am today, cool kid on campus.
It all started when my family moved to a new town called Dixie.
I was frantic!
When I started the 3rd grade I had two friends, Tashi and Chad. They had helped me through a rough time, starting a new school, making new friends, and dealing with a big bully.
It was Billy the bully that helped me to become one of the cool kids.
The sticky situation we found ourselves in became the talk of the school. It skyrocketed me to the cool kid status and cleared big bully’s name. We even became good friends.
I was enjoying my new found fame as one of the cool kids until one day I found a ripped piece of paper on the floor by my desk...
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A special Thank you to Christine Chapple at River Islands Elementary School for inviting me back for another year of Book Fair Fun. I greatly enjoyed sharing Bug Off Big Bully with the children.
Had a wonderful time at Barnes n Noble located at the Weberstown Mall in Stockton California, as a guest author, to participate in a special story time and book signing.
I greatly enjoyed reading to the children!
Thank you Barnes n Noble!
The Great Valley Book Fest was a huge success!
The weather was perfect and a nice steady crowd of people showed up. Thank you to the coordinator for putting together such a wonderful event!
I met so many wonderful people!
I'm already looking forward to next year.
On another note, the winners of the free book and T-shirt drawing was Andrea Rush and Roman.
Hope you enjoy your Bug Off Big Bully book and t-shirt!
Record Staff Writer
MANTECA — It was only three years ago that Shawnie Clark began writing children’s books, a creative bug that grabbed her almost from the moment she first put pen to paper.
“I was writing (magazine articles) for a publisher out of New York,” Clark recalled. “He asked me to do some short stories for children. It was wonderful. I loved it. After that I was hooked. I love writing. The best part of it is sharing it with kids.”
Clark, a long-time Manteca resident, was one of more than 60 authors who gathered Saturday at her hometown’s third-annual Great Valley Bookfest, a literary celebration that played out for six hours beneath a brilliant sun cooled by a gentle breeze.
Visitors to the free event had the opportunity to speak one-on-one to authors of works whose topics included politics, mystery and cooking. Folding chairs for small group presentations were set up in several spots, among them venues dubbed “Poets’ Corner,” “Writers’ Nook” and “Fire Up! Theatre.”
Balloon artists, face painters and food trucks with names like “Grubb City” and “Flavors of Korea” added to the carnival-like feel of the gathering. Used-book stands also attracted large groups of browsers.
Clark, a mother of five, did not begin writing for kindergartners through fifth-graders until after her own children already had aged out of her genre. Her books, with drawings provided by an out-of-town illustrator, feature names like “Lila and the Leaves,” “Caribou Wild Fun” and her most recent effort, “Bug Off Big Bully.”
Between visits to her table by parents and children Saturday, Clark, 46, said she was pleased by the large turnout at the book festival.
“I think it’s good for the community,” Clark said. “It helps the community come together, and grows and promotes education. And it gets you away from the cell phone and tablet. You can interact with people.”
Below are slide shows from events I've done in past months.
Loads of Fun!
Mossdale Elementary School
Mrs. Boyds Class
River Islands Elementary School
GK Music and Fine Arts Academy
South Main Street Baskin Robbins in Manteca