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Meet the GEMSTONE DRAGONS, adorable dragons with magical powers. Books 1 and 2 of this chapter book series for ages 7 and up are out now from Bloomsbury Children's Books. Click the button below to learn more, and scroll down for my other books.

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The Boy, The Boat, and The Beast with SCBWI Crystal Kite medal

THE BOY, THE BOAT, AND THE BEAST

When a boy wakes up on a beach alone and with no memory, he has to face his biggest fears before finding his way home. (Paula Wiseman Books/Simon & Schuster)

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ARROW by Samantha M Clark

ARROW

A boy with a limb difference is the only hope to save a magical hidden rainforest. But first, if he must decide who from the outside world he can trust. (Paula Wiseman Books/Simon & Schuster)

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American Horse Tales: Hollywood by Samantha M Clark

AMERICAN HORSE TALES: HOLLYWOOD

Juniper and her horse Able learn that being part of their favorite TV show is more difficult than they had imagined. (Book 2 in the series from Penguin Workshop)

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Praise for Samantha’s Books

ARROW: “A compelling adventure about resilience, hope, and learning to trust your own heart.”

~Lynne Kelly

Award-winning author of Song for a Whale

THE BOY, THE BOAT, AND THE BEAST: “Lyrical and hauntingly beautiful, this is a story for everyone who’s had to learn to face their fears.”

~Jennifer A. Nielsen

New York Times best-selling author of The False Prince series and the Mark of the Thief series

THE BOY, THE BOAT, AND THE BEAST: “[A] well-crafted mystery thriller… [that] speaks to the deepest level of heart and psyche.”

~Susan Vaught

Edgar Award-winning author of Me and Sam-Sam Handle the Apocalypse

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My Book Research: 10 Facts About Animals In Movies

I’m constantly learning new things through the research I do for my books, and each one is different. For AMERICAN HORSE TALES: HOLLYWOOD, I knew a lot about movie making[…]

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Book Birthday Bash: The Other Side of the River

  Happy Book Birthday to THE OTHER SIDE OF THE RIVER! In this middle-grade novel, the story that began in BAREFOOT DREAMS OF PETRA LUNA continues. Having escaped the Mexican[…]

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GEMSTONE DRAGONS Thank Yous

Chapter books don’t usually have acknowledgement pages, but just like all my books, my new GEMSTONE DRAGONS series wouldn’t be in bookstores now if wasn’t for an amazing team of[…]

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