Michelle St. Claire

Biography

[Poem: Michelle]

I am a pilgrim on a circuitous path.

With every ring I round, Love wraps me tighter.

Leading me to re-visit spaces I visited before.

To hear at once His ever-faithful beckoning.

To see anew through ancient windows.

To taste afresh the olden songs.

Brown yet un-burnt beneath a forgiving sun – I move.

Hauling questions of love and pain.

Chasing Hope while myself pursued.

Bearing gifts of praise and intention.

Taking turns to sip at Light’s fount – I rest.

Then rise with eagerness reformed.

Beginning at the end of my beginning.

Pushing past forests of doubt into fields of Glory.

To hear at once – again

To see anew – again

To taste afresh – again

For I am a pilgrim….

Copyright 2017 Michelle St. Claire All Rights Reserved.

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.
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Books

My Father's Soup
Series: Beautifully Unbroken (TM). Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,310. 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: 30,490. 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.
Breathe: Jesus Miracles Collection
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,470. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Short stories, Fiction » Religious
A brave pre-teen faces the certainty of death after years of battling cancer. Sadly, she embarks on the painful task of saying goodbye to family and friends. Yet her father's stubborn faith proves too strong to let her go. He passionately pleads with God for his daughter's recovery. God suddenly responds to the father's faith in the most powerful of ways.
Live: Jesus Miracles Collection
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,950. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Short stories, Fiction » Religious
A sister's stalwart faith in the power of Jesus Christ sustains her through family trials while her brother sleeps in a dangerous death-like coma. After witnessing her sister-in-law's doubt and plunging faith, the loving sister decides to entreat God for help. From her passionate intercessory prayer, God delivers a total miracle that shocks the entire family.
See: Jesus Miracles Collection
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,370. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Short stories, Fiction » Religious
Romantic love stirs a blind man's heart for the first time in his life. His affection for his true love deepens as their relationship continues. Even when she brings him the sad news of her impending move far away, he remains confident that God will render a miracle to keep them together. After his thoughtful and loving prayer, God suddenly performs a fantastic miracle.
Think: Jesus Miracles Collection
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,130. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Short stories, Fiction » Religious
A troubled young man lives a lonely, surreal life. His mental instability robs him of reason and rational thinking. Yet, even in his distress, he prays to God in his own way. God hears his feeble call and heals him in the most loving and beautiful of ways.
Touch: Jesus Miracles Collection
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,340. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Short stories, Fiction » Religious
A woman is relentlessly tortured by her own body and struggles with excruciating pain. Realizing that her battle is more spiritual than physical, she decides to turn to God for help. Through a loving plea to Jesus Christ, she finally receives the spiritual and physical healing she desperately craves.
Walk: Jesus Miracles Collection
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,640. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Religious, Fiction » Christian » Short stories
After becoming paralyzed from a tragic car accident, a regretful sinner desperately turns to Jesus Christ in prayer, seeking forgiveness for his sins. Upon receiving a miraculous healing from God, he obeys the prompting of the Holy Spirit to finally atone for the crimes he committed.
Carlos Solo
Series: Beautifully Unbroken (TM), Book 9. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,180. 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: 25,850. 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: 33,900. 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: 22,140. 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: 24,510. 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: 34,690. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Religion, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
Tyler is caught with 84 grams of cocaine hidden in his cargo pants. He is mercilessly charged with drug dealing. He is thrown into a juvie jail cell like unwanted Black trash. After Tyler and his attorney struggle with lying police officers, crooked judges, bloodthirsty prosecutors and a vengeful mother with everything to lose, Tyler miraculously wins his freedom.
A Garden for Raina
Series: Beautifully Unbroken (TM), Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,240. 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: 34,890. 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: 23,850. 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. He has not learned enough about life to be on his own. He does not know how to live. To add to his grief, his long lost father re-emerges in his life with an agenda to make amends. Through a journey of pain, Davanté learns to forgive. He learns to love again. He learns to live anew
The Last Princess of Saint-Domingue
Series: Beautifully Unbroken (TM), Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,360. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Religion
The Queen prays to the gods for her first and only girl child. The gods readily grant her wish conditioned upon her payment of a great sacrificial price. Sadly, the Queen pays this price after her infant daughter is captured by French slave merchants. The Queen's girl child continues on a journey of struggle and pain in the strange new land of Saint-Domingue.

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