S.R. Claridge loves thunderstorms, and chilly fall evenings when she can hunker down in front of her computer with a Vodka Martini and write another romantic suspense novel.
She began her writing career with poetry, being published in the 1999 Sparrowgrass publication of Treasured Poems of America and again in 1999 in Remley Agency & Associates Christian publication, Praise Him. In 2003 she was published by greeting card company, Melting Pot Gifts and in 2007 she had a short story published in Glowing Embers by Aglow International of St.Louis. In 1999 S.R. Claridge expanded into songwriting, having songs published/produced by Capitol Management and again in 2007 on a debut CD by artist Marv Roberts and Midnight Rodeo.
With a background in theatre, she has enjoyed writing scripts for a variety of venues, as well as performing skits, plays and musical productions. One of her passions is speaking to Christian women’s groups on the comedic, yet relevant topic of great sex in marriage.
S.R. Claridge is a romantic at heart, creatively seduced by the allure of a full moon, a glass of red wine and the glow of candlelight. She loves to blast music real loud and dance around like a wild woman until her kids fall over laughing. She believes in true love and that people can change. Rooted in a strong faith, she believes in forgiveness, in Jesus, in miracles and angels and in the power of prayer- professing openly that any good thing in her comes from God.
S.R. Claridge is excited for the publishing of her first romantic suspense novel, entitled No Easy Way. (Fall 2010) She is currently working on another novel, as well as a non-fiction piece.
When asked in an interview why she is a writer, S.R.Claridge responded: “I write because I can’t NOT write. I love it and I loathe it. It lifts me up and it burdens me. It hollows out my insides and it fulfills me. It is a consuming passion, driven not from a choice but from an endless craving. To ask me not to write would be asking me not to breathe.”
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by S.R. Claridge
Price: $4.99 USD. 85130 words.
Published by Vanilla Heart Publishing on May 8, 2012. Fiction.
A jet explodes. Angel is presumably on board. Learning that the explosion was a well-planned attack, Angel’s men set out for revenge. Unknown to anyone, Angel is alive,forced into hiding from the terrorist group exacting revenge on her grandfather, Salvatore. Emotions run high as Angel must face the suffocating reality that her only hope for staying alive is to play dead.
Petals of Blood
by S.R. Claridge
Price: $1.99 USD. 5830 words.
Published by Vanilla Heart Publishing on February 18, 2012. Fiction.
2013 Pushcart Prize Nominee Short Story
She’d heard the stories about the brutal murder of his wife and the tragic death of his former girlfriend. She knew the rumors that oozed behind his back, despite the fact he had never been more than a fleeting suspect in both cases. She knew spending her life with him would thrust her into a public eye of scrutiny; but it was too late to turn back.
by S.R. Claridge
Price: $4.99 USD. 74250 words.
Published by Vanilla Heart Publishing on October 5, 2011. Fiction.
After a brutal attack on Tetterbaum’s Pub...the five Chicago families are infiltrated by the Russian Bratva. Angel is forced to take drastic measures to flush out the infiltrators before more people die. Traitors are friends and friends become enemies in this deceptive Mafia world, where Angel’s only hope of stopping the Russian uprising is to turn against her own blood.
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