Pen Clements

Biography

I write fantasy, often with a nod to folk and fairy tales, myths and legends. I trained in anthropology and I work in the environmental field, so some of that creeps in too. And sometimes I write YA and sometimes I don't.

I grew up in Africa, Malaysia and England but I now live in the tropical north of Australia. The Great Barrier Reef lies just offshore and world heritage rainforests are on my doorstep. I love exploring it all with my family, especially in our little wooden sailing boat.

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Books

Rosa and the Frozen Tears - short fairytale
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Price: Free! Words: 1,930. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Prince Roderick loves Rosa. He always has and he always will. But Rosa wants to sail the Seven Seas and climb the Mountains of the Sun. Roderick’s sorrow is everlasting. It freezes roses, tears and time. What will it take to thaw him? A short, sweet fairytale with a twist.
The Angel's Ark - short story
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Price: Free! Words: 4,270. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2013. Category: Fiction » Inspirational
(5.00 from 1 review)
The great Bristish naturalist, David Attenborough, has a list of endangered species that he would like to save from extinction. This story is based on that list. It also contains a small boy, an Archangel, a dark green forest and a very unusual Christmas tree.
Green Girl
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Price: Free! Words: 4,270. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
'Green Girl' is Rapunzel retold as a short, post-apocalyptic fairy tale. Anabella's tragedy is that every drop of her green blood commands a fortune. Imprisoned in a ruined tower and surrounded by a desolate land, she longs for freedom. Anabella's blessing is a man with azure wings who shows her how to turn suffering into hope. (Previously published as 'Azure Wings')
Oceanheart
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,940. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Wynn is swept into an island world of crystal seas, deep jungle and strange inhabitants. But it's no island paradise. Paradise doesn't have poison masters called the Teeth and it doesn't have Sorrowmaker patrolling the reef. If Wynn wants to save her sister, she must find the Oceanheart. But the islanders don't trust her, the Teeth are after her and just who, or what, is the wild boy, Soran?
The Word Dealer
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Price: Free! Words: 3,230. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Pieter loves Caroline with all his heart. Caroline doesn't love Pieter at all. But like all good merchant's sons, Pieter likes to trade, especially with Caroline as the prize. The Word Dealer is keen on a bargain too - so who will best the other?
Circe's Pool
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Price: Free! Words: 3,090. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
The water nymphs love their crystal pavilion and the sparkling waters flowing through it. So much so they can't be bothered to fulfill their bargain with Circe, the island's sorceress. It's time the pleasure seeking,comfort loving creatures are taught a lesson. And who better than a sorceress to give it to them?

Pen Clements’s tag cloud

adventure    angel    animals    christmas    circe    extinction    fairy tales    fairytale    fairytale palace    fairytale romance    fairytales    fantasy    folklore    folktale    greek myth    island    love    magic    myth    nymphs    postapocalyptic    prince    rapunzel    roses    sorceress    tears    teen   

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