Michelle St. Claire

Biography

Michelle St. Claire
New and upcoming author of Young Adult fiction, Christian fiction, Poetry, and Multilingual Academic Readers.
Contact me: dreamwriterms@gmail.com
Web: may3rdbooks.com
Blog: jesusdreaming.com

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes. I wrote a wonderful little story on a teenage romance. I was 15 years old at the time. I remember writing everyday after school. Unfortunately, I lost the notebooks and never recovered those words. However, the experience revealed to me that deep down, I am a writer.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The first story I ever read was Why Do Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears? by Verna Aardema, Leo Dillon and Diane Dillon. A beautiful, delightful and very popular children's book! I loved this book. I was fascinated not just with the creativity, but the imagination behind the story. I found that writing is much more than just story-telling. There has to be some element of a truth, whether real or fabricated. Regardless, the reader needs a truth to compel them to keep reading, to keep them engaged.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Michelle St. Claire online

Series

Beautifully Unbroken (TM)
CLEAN stories. FRESH voices. SOULFUL spirits. ***www.facebook.com/cleanteenstories***
Being Davanté
Price: $2.99 USD.
A Garden for Raina
Price: $2.99 USD.
Cheap Justice
Price: $2.99 USD.
My Name is Marisol
Price: $2.99 USD.

Books

SAYMYNAME: A Christian Poem
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,690. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2020. Categories: Poetry » Spiritual, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Biblical Meditations / General
A simple poem celebrating the magnificent names of the Triune God.
Saved by the Blood
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,310. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2020. Categories: Poetry » Spiritual, Poetry » American poetry » African American
Written between 1990 and 1994, Saved by the Blood is a poetic memoir revealing honest, intimate poems exploring the Divine from the perspective of an urban public high school student.
My Father's Soup
Series: Beautifully Unbroken (TM). Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,270. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2017. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » General, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
Told through the voice of a precocious Haitian-American urban tween, My Father's Soup is a story of hope and perseverance in the face of family strife. The Bassy family suffers division, financial pitfalls and extreme heartache as they grapple with the sudden changes of Mr. Bassy. Eventually, the family manages to dispel the darkness of family turmoil with the light of genuine family love.
Fast Punk
Series: Beautifully Unbroken (TM), Book 11. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,430. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Urban, Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life
Brooklyn, New York is where it all begins. We are all teenagers. My cousin Pete is the youngest. He plays guitar while my brother, Benny, keeps time on percussion. Mickey rips it out on the horns while I take the lead on vocals. I will take you on the crazy journey of how four Caribbean-American teens make it out of the hard-knock Brooklyn tenements to become Fast Punk.
Carlos Solo
Series: Beautifully Unbroken (TM), Book 9. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,930. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama
Carlos Alza braves the Mexican wilderness, corrupt coyotes and violent gangs in order to cross into America, a journey he reluctantly agreed to for the benefit of his ailing mother. Although the teen suffers through dangerous and tragic circumstances, with prayer and friendly help, Carlos eventually finds real and legal refuge in America.
Song of Sonya
Series: Beautifully Unbroken (TM), Book 10. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,950. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
Sonya Love grapples with crushing grief and just anger at the death of her big brother, an innocent young Black man gunned down by a White police officer. Struggling to understand what happened, Sonya loses her joy of singing and decides to give up on her future. But an unlikely friend and a delightful message from heaven helps Sonya to forgive through God's love, to heal and move forward.
Fighting Felicia
Series: Beautifully Unbroken (TM), Book 8. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,640. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Religion, Fiction » African American fiction » Christian
Now a young woman, Felicia Robinson ponders her violent past in the dark confines of prison. She experiences a glorious encounter with the Divine that leads her on a journey of self-reflection, forgiveness and inner peace. Eventually, Felicia is changed for the better and despite her angry childhood and dismal circumstances, she clings to hope and the chance of living a new life for God.
A Tale of Two Brothers
Series: Beautifully Unbroken (TM), Book 7. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,280. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family
The fraternal bond of twin brothers is tested by the announcement of their parents' impending divorce. Mr. and Mrs. Dareem talk tearfully of separating their teenage sons - taking one to America while leaving the other at home in Barbados. Yet despite the burdens of school exams, a threatening bully and burgeoning teenage love, Charles and Willard finally discover a way to stay together.
My Name is Marisol
Series: Beautifully Unbroken (TM), Book 6. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,430. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family
My name is Marisol Vega. I am Latina. Beautiful. Mesmerizing. A young mermaid filled with intrigue and power. A thinker of profound truths. A speaker of words like stone and fire. I relish the thought of using my prose to bravely reveal secrets. Dangerous secrets of the Colombian government, of fanatic warlords and of my father's untimely demise.
Cheap Justice
Series: Beautifully Unbroken (TM), Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,110. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Religion, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
The SWAT swarm Mona Blaise’s house like heavily armed black bees to a honeycomb. The notorious Mona Blaise, drug kingpin, is defeated and finally shut down, but her son, Tyler, is arrested, too. After Tyler struggles with lying police officers, angry judges, bloodthirsty prosecutors and a vengeful mother with everything to lose, he miraculously wins his freedom.
A Garden for Raina
Series: Beautifully Unbroken (TM), Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,700. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Religion, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family
Raina Calyx, a recent high school graduate, is excited about her once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. She was just accepted to a prestigious university with a full scholarship! Her dreams of becoming a chemist are finally coming true. But her mother, a stern, formidable woman, has refused to let Raina go. Both mother and daughter struggle to overcome their differences and finally see eye to eye.
The Evolution of Max Fresh
Series: Beautifully Unbroken (TM), Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,410. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Religion, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama
Max Fresh, a teen amateur soccer star, experiences the worst natural disaster to devastate his island in centuries. He suffers familial loss, physical disability, and tremendous heartache. Miracuously, his heart begins to heal as he embraces a new famliy, a new body and a new concept of 'home.'
Being Davanté
Series: Beautifully Unbroken (TM), Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,320. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Urban, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Religion
Davanté's heart sinks to the lowest of depths. He cannot lose his mother now. He is only seventeen years old. Alone and confused, Davanté receives support from an unlikely friend. Finally, Davanté can see the light at the end of the tunnel. He learns to forgive. He learns to live. He learns to love.
The Last Princess of Saint-Domingue
Series: Beautifully Unbroken (TM), Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,010. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Religion
The African Queen prays to the gods for her first and only girl-child. She longs for a princess, a beautiful girl who will stay with her and never go off to battle. The gods grant her wish. Nya, her newborn princess, journeys to the French Caribbean island of Saint-Domingue

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