Nelson Clark


Born in La Mesa, California -- in a working poor neighborhood far from the obscenely beautiful coastal city of San Diego -- Nelson Clark could not wait to get away and see the world. He wanted to become a Writer.

He has lived in a cave in the jungle along the Na Pali coast of Kauai, burrowed down in the double-wides of the deep South, and cavorted in the yankee enclaves of The People's Republic of Cambridge, MA.

He has been an actor, a solider for nine years in the U.S. Army, a tour guide on the Kiluea Volcano, an advertising copywriter and worked in architecture, among many other occupations.

He has published non-fiction, several plays have been staged, television has been written for, and along the way several screenplays have been optioned.

He moved to Los Angeles, and after a couple of decades was chewed up, spit out and landed, only superficially dazed and bruised, one state away. He now lives and writes from his home at the foot of the Phoenix Mountains Preserve. He spends a lot of time outside, at night, staring up at a tremendously glorious Arizona sky. He is working on a new novel.

He remains optimistic. About this life. This world. About most people. That's what becoming a writer taught him. That and knowing that writing in the third person about oneself fools no one.

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Smashwords book reviews by Nelson Clark

  • Hemingway's Bed on Feb. 25, 2011

    Take a long, leisurely trip out onto Key West with this story, past the Spanish moss, palmetto and magnolias. Wave to Papa Hemingway and Tennessee as you pass them along the side of road, sweating a bit in the sultry late afternoon. Where this tale takes you will be like a tall, icy mint julep at the end of the journey; cool, refreshing, mellow, the taste lingering long after you're finished.