Clarise Samuels


Clarise Samuels is a Montreal writer. Her poetry chapbook, Fairy Tales for the Bourgeoisie, is available through Amazon and was favorably reviewed by Books in Canada. Her first novel, Loving Brynhild, is a fantasy/philosophical novel based on Norse mythology and told from the point of view of the goddess Brynhild. The book was serialized by the British journal Goddess Pages from May 2010 to May 2012.

Clarise has also published short stories in the genre of fantasy, science fiction, and mild horror in a variety of journals. Clarise has a Rutgers Ph.D. in German literature and is the author of a scholarly tome on the poetry of the Holocaust poet, Paul Celan, which can be found in major university libraries all over the world.

Her second novel, The Many Loves of Edward August von Traugott, was recently completed and is now seeking a publisher.

Smashwords Interview

When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I am an amateur photographer, artist, birdwatcher. I have also been active as a patient advocate here in Montreal, which is a volunteer position to help defend the rights of patients and to improve the health care system. (Canada is an enlightened country--we have universal health care, subsidized nursing homes, and subsidized universities.) And I take care of my family.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
My first story was a conversation between two people in a Japanese restaurant. But I started writing poetry before I wrote stories. Poetry was my first love, and I wrote my first poem when I was only 15. However, I didn't start publishing poetry until I was in my 40's.
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Where to buy in print


Loving Brynhild: A Novel of Norse Mythology
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 80,830. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
When the beautiful Norse goddess Brynhild defies Odin's orders, she is evicted from the heavens and compelled to live a lifetime on planet Earth. Brynhild is destined to marry Sigurd, the greatest warrior of his time. The obstacles endured by these two star-crossed lovers take place against a background of war, jealousy, and chaos that has implications for all of civilization. [16+ audience]

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