C H Clepitt

Biography

C H Clepitt has a Master’s Degree in English Literature from the University of the West of England. As her Bachelor’s Degree was in Drama, and her Master’s Dissertation focused on little known 18th Century playwright Susannah Centlivre, Clepitt’s novels are extremely dialogue driven, and it has often been observed that they would translate well to the screen.

Since graduating in 2007, she gained experience in community and music journalism, before establishing satirical news website, Newsnibbles in 2010. In 2011 she published her book, A Reason to Stay, which follows the adventures of disillusioned retail manager, Stephen, as he is thrust into village life and the world of AmDram. Clepitt’s feminist fantasy, The Book of Abisan not only crosses worlds, but confuses genres, and has been described as a crime drama with magic. She has often said that she doesn’t like the way that choosing a genre forces you to put your book into a specific little box, and instead she prefers to distort the readers’ expectations and keep them guessing. Her 2016 work, I Wore Heels to the Apocalypse does just that, as just like the characters, the readers won’t know what’s going on in this laugh out loud satirical scifi.

Smashwords Interview

What's the story behind your latest book?
I'll talk about Curtain Call for this one, as that's my latest Smashwords release. It's about Jen, a sort of every woman who finds a job in a theatre which turns out to be more than she bargained for. The story behind it is that a friend and colleague of mine, A.M. Leibowitz was doing a call for submissions for an anthology. The brief was "women who love women in the theatre", which was pretty specific. I wanted to support them, so I wrote and submitted Curtain Call, and it was pushing the 15k limit. I felt it still had more to say, so when I learnt it was 4x longer than most of the other submissions, I withdrew it, turned it into a novella and released it independently. So far I'm pleased with how it's done.
What are you working on next?
I am currently working on the third book in my Guild of Dream Warriors series of urban fantasy novellas, and another contemporary fiction story along the same lines as Curtain Call, called A Walk in the Park.
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Where to find C H Clepitt online


Where to buy in print


Books

Everything is Better With a Cape: The Second Part to I Wore Heels to the Apocalypse
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 48,640. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Having survived the apocalypse, Kerry is back to being a socially awkward web developer, but when apocalypse survivors start ending up dead, with her next on the list, events begin to spiral out of control. Follow Kerry as she deals with life and fashion challenges, whilst trying to save the world in this hilarious sequel to I Wore Heels to the Apocalypse.
Curtain Call
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,040. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
When an assistant to the director role turns into P.A. to her favourite film star, Jen can’t believe her luck. Eleanor Francis is charming, kind and funny, but she has a secret, and when tragedy strikes, things threaten to unravel at an uncontrollable pace. Despite being out of her depth Jen has to adapt to her new role quickly, to protect Eleanor, with whom she is rapidly falling in love.
The Book of Abisan
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 66,560. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
(5.00 from 1 review)
Do you believe in destiny? When two worlds collide a new hope is born. Step into the exciting world of The Book of Abisan.
I Wore Heels To The Apocalypse
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 35,240. Language: British English. Published: May 26, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
(4.75 from 4 reviews)
Is anyone truly prepared for the apocalypse? Well, Kerry certainly isn’t, and she fairly quickly discovers that looking sharp in a business suit and heels is not going to help anyone when there’s an apocalypse, with possible zombies!

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