Clover Autrey

Biography

“Clover Autrey’s books are perfect for the time-constrained reader. They are a quick read jam-packed with action, adventure and emotion.” …from a reader in Utah.

Clover Autrey writes the kind of stories she loves to read, high fantasy and time travels with Scottish Highlanders or magical mermen and shapeshifters, with powerful elements of romance, where the hero and heroine must each make sacrifices to gain something even stronger. She is the author of the HIGHLAND SORCERY series and the ANOINTED series.

Clover serves as the current president of the North Texas Romance Writers of America and is the vice president for the Keller Writers Association. She is a frequent speaker at conferences and workshops.

Inspired by her love of Louis L'Amour historical romantic heroes, Clover (yeah, that's her real name), packed up and moved to Texas where she found a real live Texan of her own. She's been there ever since where she and Pat (who else would a Clover marry but a Patrick?) listen to the coyotes howl at the trains each evening.

Smashwords Interview

What inspires you to write?
My fourteen year old son's body was breaking down from cystic fibrosis. When the lungs start failing, instead of regular oxygen, they produce gases that filter into the brain and cause horrible headaches that even the strongest pain medicine can't relieve. My mom gave him an audio version of Fablehaven and he loved it and asked me to get him the rest of the books in the series.

I watched him hold his forehead with one hand and turn pages with his other hand as he devoured these books, some times even chortling out in laughter at one of the character's silly antics. I've witnessed firsthand how a story can make a dying child forget about his pain and what's happening to him for just a little while.

That's what inspires me.

I don't expect that my silly little time travel fantasies will have the same impact to anyone as those books had on my son and our family, or that my words will be considered any kind of great literacy genius of our time, but anytime anyone gets to step outside of their daily routine for a moment and enjoy the company of my characters along with me, I think that's awesome and incredible and humbling.

No one on this planet can ever tell me there isn't a power in books and reading.
When did you know you wanted to be a writer?
At a very young age, probably around twelve. I remember swinging on my grandparents large swingset, pumping my legs hard to get as high as I could while daydreaming stories. I pretty much spent my life in daydreams. So I was swinging when I had the very coherent thought: I'm going to be a writer. That must be the coolest job in the world.

And you know what? It is the coolest job in the world. I'm thankful everyday that I get to do this.
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Books

Viking Mine
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 53,310. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
When Rovena discovers a wounded Norseman in the woods, she goes against her uncle and hides him from her people. Until his people, the Vikings, find her instead. Tied to the prow of their dragon ship, she is carried away from all she has known to become a northland slave. The one thing that remains free is her heart and she vows she will not let it be captured.
Highland Son
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Series: Highland Sorcery, Book 7. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 34,560. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Time travel
Last sorcerer on earth, Alexander Limont has flung himself to the year 2083 where monsters have nearly killed out the entire human race. Using both magic and science, he has devised a way that will give the last stragglers of mankind the leverage they need to fight off the beasts and rebuild.
A Highland Sorcery Christmas
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Series: Highland Sorcery, Book 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 26,400. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2013. Category: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
Alexander is so close to weakening the monsters who have replaced humans at the top of the food chain. But when he gets near one of the beasts to test his formula, the monster takes a bite out of him and mentally downloads everything Alexander knows. Now it’s up to his family to fight for his life in the past and the future if they are to save him and spare the world.
Highland Sorcery Boxed Set
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Series: Highland Sorcery, Book 6. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 147,720. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Time travel
Books 1 through 4 featuring the 4 Highland Siblings and their quest to right the magic throughout time. Charity Greves has the gift of healing. So when a naked bleeding Highlander materializes out of the air into her kitchen, she does what any rational free-thinking herbalist under the same circumstances would do--she heals him. She didn’t expect to be drawn back to the 13th Century.
Never Ever
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 65,550. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
~Great Expectations Finalist 2012~ My only thought was for Aden. I ran to him, kicking up water and called out his name. He turned and my heart skidded, crumbled and dropped to my feet. Not Aden, but Brad. Then where was . . .? I looked down to where Brad’s gaze had been focused, down, down, in the murky water towards the center of the pond. No. Noooo! I shouldn’t be able to see him through the
Highland Moon Sifter
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Series: Highland Sorcery, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 35,570. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Time travel
Bekah McRafferty has one goal. Travel back in time and kill the Moon Sifter Shaw Limont so that billions of the human race can survive. Yep, that was the plan until she actually meets the Highlander. He’s not exactly the evil guy history made him out to be. Creator of monsters that nearly ate mankind to extinction? Well, maybe. Maybe not.
Highland Shapeshifter
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Series: Highland Sorcery, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 38,570. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Time travel
Flung forward into the 21st Century, Highland shapeshifter Col Limont needs to find the healer Charity Greves in order to get back home and save his family. However, the healer’s sister, Lenore, is determined to do everything she can to keep Col from dragging her sister back to 13th Century Scotland into his family’s supernatural war.
The Vampire and the Highland Empath
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Series: Highland Sorcery, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 32,700. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Time travel
Trapped within a slumbering spell for 700 years, Edeen is awakened by the venom of a handsome vampire--a creature of darkness. Yet she discovers that in 1941, there are worse evils than vampires, when a supernatural Nazi seeks her legendary empathic abilities for Hitler's greatest tool.
Highland Sorcerer
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Series: Highland Sorcery, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 42,570. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
(3.00 from 2 reviews)
Charity Greves has the gift of healing. So when a naked bleeding Highlander materializes out of the air into her kitchen, she does what any rational free-thinking herbalist under the same circumstances would do--she heals him. She didn’t expect to be drawn back to the 13th Century where a dangerous whacked-out witch holds the handsome Highlander captive.
Sea Born
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 87,740. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
One of the Ocean's Children, Daire Tiernan was raised far from the sea, hidden from his cursed destiny and those who would use him.
Fallen Warrior
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Price: Free! Words: 2,760. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Eilwen knew Eaglekins were arrogant, but she never thought trying to rescue one would put her life in jeopardy.

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