Clark Nielsen

Biography

Clark Nielsen is an American-born author, teacher, and web/game developer who's been writing stories since he was six years old. On the non-fiction side, his influences include David Sedaris and Bill Bryson. But when he's writing sci-fi or fantasy, he turns to Jack Vance and Eiichiro Oda.

Series

Hazel Haven
The Hazel Haven trilogy is a labor of love that combines the quirky characters and over-the-top fights of Japanese anime with a Western sense of humor and pacing. Inspired by stories like One Piece and Ranma 1/2, this lighthearted tale of islands, monsters, pirates, and castaways is a fun read for all ages.

Books

Growing Up Gamer: A Video Game Memoir
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 60,920. Language: American English. Published: November 12, 2018 . Categories: Nonfiction » Computers & Internet » Games, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Growing Up Gamer follows one gamer’s relationship with video game consoles over the span of 30+ years, from the NES to the Nintendo Switch and everything in between. Real and digital adventure awaits in this funny, insightful, and honest memoir about growing up with video games.
Hazel Haven 3: Of Tourists & Fugitives
Series: Hazel Haven. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 25,670. Language: American English. Published: January 18, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fairy Tales
With Heather and her friends split apart again, and the enemies they've made still on the loose, there's no slowdown in action and adventure that spans multiple islands and ship battles. In their attempts to regroup, the characters are blackmailed, kidnapped, stranded, and ambushed by everyone from monstrous criminals to gun-toting maniacs.
Hazel Haven 2: Of Slaves & Treasure Hunters
Series: Hazel Haven. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 24,710. Language: American English. Published: November 18, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fairy Tales, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
After reuniting with her friends from Hazel Haven, Heather sets out to find the legendary treasure on the island of Darby's Grave. But their plans hit a snag when they're forced to deal with the slave/prison system of another island and run into other pirates looking for the same reward. And, of course, old rivals are still on the lookout for Heather, waiting for the chance to get their revenge.
Camping on Other Planets
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 82,810. Language: American English. Published: October 14, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Science Fiction
What was supposed to be a fun weekend camping trip turns into a dangerous hike across another planet when three teenage boys are abducted from Earth. Their only hope of ever returning home is to escape from the laboratory that captured them and make their way across the alien deserts, oceans, and mountains.
Hazel Haven 1: Of Pirates & Castaways
Series: Hazel Haven. Price: Free! Words: 25,080. Language: American English. Published: September 20, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fairy Tales, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
Of Pirates & Castaways is the first book in the Hazel Haven trilogy. The series is a labor of love that combines the quirky characters and over-the-top fights of Japanese anime with a Western sense of humor and pacing. Inspired by stories like One Piece and Ranma 1/2, this lighthearted tale of islands, monsters, pirates, and castaways is a fun read for all ages.
Yes Thailand! A Bittersweet Second Attempt at Teaching English Overseas
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,380. Language: American English. Published: June 11, 2013 . Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region » Asia, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Yes Thailand! is one part memoir, one part travelogue, and five parts humor, tying together funny stories from Nielsen's childhood with the amusing obstacles inherent to working and living in Thailand. Written as a series of interconnected essays, Yes Thailand! covers everything from the humid weather to the Thai language, holidays, public restrooms, ladyboys, and visas.
I Dream of Flying Pancakes (And Other Dream Journal Stories)
Price: Free! Words: 14,020. Language: American English. Published: June 10, 2012 . Categories: Nonfiction » New Age » Dream interpretation, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Do you keep a dream journal? Well, you should! Dreams are fascinating and can make for some great short stories. At least, this author thinks so. Over the years, he has meticulously recorded every dream he could remember in as much detail as possible. I Dream of Flying Pancakes is a small collection of his favorite ones.
Yes China! An English Teacher's Love-Hate Relationship with a Foreign Country
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,310. Language: American English. Published: May 14, 2012 . Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region » Asia, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Yes China! is a humorous, self-deprecating, and brutally honest travelogue/memoir about teaching English in modern China. The author, an American fish out of water, shares a unique perspective on the Chinese classroom as well as what it's like to grow up post Mormonism and how living abroad helped him overcome those insecurities.
The Second Page: An Offbeat Fantasy Adventure
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 82,360. Language: American English. Published: May 14, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Fairy tales
Blending together The Odyssey and Alice in Wonderland, The Second Page is filled with both silly humor and dangerous situations. Page and his quirky crew travel to the bottom of the ocean, crash into bizarre islands, and defy the laws of physics at every turn. But while it's all fun and games at first, Page soon realizes he's in over his head, that he's not invincible, and neither are his friends.