Anne Clarsen


Anne Clarsen is an artist, teacher, writer and traveller.
Anne first started non-academic writing while sailing the Mediterranean with her husband in their yacht. Over four and a half years, Anne wrote travel stories about ports of call and sailing matters for the yachting press, as well as travel stories about destinations visited while back-packing through Europe, Northern Africa and the Middle East during the winters. These were published in Australian Yachting, the Melbourne Herald Sun newspaper and in various travel magazines.
The travelling and boating adventures continue, as does the travel writing, but so does the teaching. Anne is currently writing a series of teachers’ resource books for Southern Grampians Adult Education in Hamilton, Victoria. These books are targeted at Adult Literacy students.
Thirteen years ago, after living in China for two years, Anne and her husband moved from Melbourne to Balmoral in the countryside of the Western District of Victoria, Australia. There the adventures of their two kelpies, Bluey and Curly, unfolded in her mind. “I just had to put the stories on paper. I kept talking their dialogue in my head."
She has plans for further such stories about her beloved kelpies and other animals.

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The Adventures of Bluey and Curly
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,090. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Bluey and Curly are sheep dogs growing up in the country town of Balmoral, Australia. They round up sheep, learn new tricks and give racing a go. Sometimes they get into trouble and argue; worse still, something terrible happens. This book is for young readers aged from approximately 7 to 11 years old. They may like to read the dialogue with friends or even make the stories into plays.

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Smashwords book reviews by Anne Clarsen

  • Patch on Dec. 20, 2013

    I really enjoyed this story about Patch and his elderly owner, Poppa Book. I could visualise the scene really well from the description of the lovely beach at sunset and the people sharing it with them. The moral content is valid for young and old. Also the fear of losing a pet is something we all dread. It is something I may also address in my own short stories about my dogs. I wonder if the author has a dog called Patch.
  • Dogs on Dec. 28, 2013

    Some amazing facts about dogs and interesting comparisons with humans, for example, the sense of smell. I think children and adults would be interested in thinking of extra facts. One I can think of is that the Australian Dingo can turn its head almost 360 degrees.