A Special Guest Author Spotlight~I Welcome Award Winning Writer, Clancy Tucker.

Hello and Welcome Readers, Friends, and New Visitors,


We are all in for a very special treat today, as I have the Honor and Welcome a prolific writer, and award-winning Author, Clancy Tucker. Now one of my favorite things about being a book promoter is, besides getting to read great books of my clients, I get to meet so many wonderful talented authors and writers, and Clancy fits right into this category! We met a short time ago as he inquired about my book promoting services. But he really didn’t need me, OH NO, he needed a real literary agent or publicist, as he has many awesome award-winning short stories and many books under his belt. How about to the tune of 90 short stories, and several published books. WOW!

Also, the book buzz I’m hearing on the literary streets about Clancy? Well,  as a gifted writer and published author, he is SO good that his books and stories should be made into featured films! Well, that’s what I’m hearing on the street anyway…LOL.
So, who is this Australian Man of Mystery? 
Well let me share a wee bit more about Author, Clancy Tucker  . . . .

Award winning writer & author, Clancy Tucker . . .

About The Author:

Clancy Tucker is an award-winning author with three awards in the Australian National Literary Awards. He writes young adult fiction for reluctant readers, but has also achieved success as a poet and photographer. Clancy has lived in four countries, speaks three languages, has photography accepted and published in books in the USA, Australia and the UK (Innocent Dreams, Endless Journeys & A Trip Down Memory Lane), used as covers for magazines (‘The Australian Writer’ – 2008 and ‘Victorian Writer’ – 2008), has work registered with the International Library of Photography, been published in literary magazines and he’s written more than 146 short stories and swags of poetry.

Clancy’s been short-listed, ‘Commended’ and ‘Highly Commended’ in writing contests: 2006, 2007& 2011 Australian National Literary Awards, Raspberry & Vine (twice), Positive words, Australian Writers On-Line, Shaggy Sheep Tale, The Cancer Council Arts Awards (2005 & 2008), The Dusty Swag Awards (2010) and had twelve short stories published in literary magazines (Page Seventeen, Branching Out, Positive Words and The Australian Writer), newspapers (The Standard, Mountain Views & The Advocate), written articles for Kid Magazine in the USA and won a poetry prize to name a life-size statue designed by renowned Belgian sculptor, Bruno Torfs.

He is a full-time writer but has been a speechwriter, public servant, farmer and small business operator. Clancy teaches students at the University of the Third Age (U3A), has worked with street kids and draws on life’s experiences to write entertaining stories for kids.

‘Gunnedah Hero’ has been published as a paperback and also in e-Book format via www.morrispublishingaustralia.com This book has won two of three awards he has claimed in the Australian National Literary Awards: ‘Highly Commended’ in the FAW Jim Hamilton Award – 2007 and ‘Commended’ in the Christina Stead Award – 2011. It also has a seal of approval from IndiePENdendents.org – having been passed by three peer judges.

Clancy also writes a daily blog which includes top guests from around the world: human rights lawyers, authors, musicians, artists, illustrators, senior diplomats, young adults and many more: www.clancytucker.blogspot.com.au Check it out.
He has also been a guest on dozens of blogs, writes a monthly editorial for a newspaper, contributes articles for literary magazines, and mentors young writers. Clancy has also been a contributing guest editor for the Australian Prostate Magazine.
Not only, Clancy has been a human rights activist and social justice campaigner for decades. Don’t forget to check out his book reviews too! They are very impressive, especially the one on Morris Publishing! www.morrispublishingaustralia.com

Now as my readers know, I only ask 2 questions of all my author friends when I spotlight them here on my blog. So here are the 2 questions I asked of Clancy, and the answers he kindly shared with me.

1.) What do you enjoy most about being a writer and published author?

Mm … Interesting question, because it is a lot of hard work. I guess the biggest enjoyment is the challenge. Having been a fulltime author for more than 16 years, I’ve learnt heaps about the entire industry. However, as a self-published author, one has to learn about technical things, and how to achieve them: ISBN numbers, book cover design, fonts, paper etc.
Thus, it is very satisfying when it all comes together in the shape of a book. I’m also a photographer, so I use my own photographs for my covers. As a daily blogger who features guests from around the world, I’ve managed to hook up with some amazing people. We support each other and promote our own work. The absolute enjoyment as a writer is to write a story, involving characters that I have invented. However, no matter what you write, we as authors must wait for reviews from those who have read our work. They are the real judges.

2.) Now that you have won many awards for your craft of writing, what is the one amazing thing that has happened to you as an author?
Mm … Another tricky question. I guess the big plus for me is that I find writing so easy. It is an adrenalin rush; from start to finish. I don’t plan any story. No, I have an idea and run with it. Then, when finished, it is a buzz to read the entire document and learn how cleverly, or otherwise, I’ve tried to keep the interest of my readers.
Sometimes, it is so easy to slip up and tell the reader too much too early.The secret is to keep them on their toes, flipping pages to find out what happens next. I guess writing is a gift. If you’ve got it, use it!

I want to thank Author,Clancy Tucker for allowing me to share a little of what he does as an award-winning writer and author, and to make sure you grab a copy of his latest book available on Amazon Books online today. Also, take some time and visit his website here: http://clancytucker.com.au/ as he also enjoys photography too!
You can connect with Clancy on Twitter @ClancyTucker
On Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/clancy.tucker.5
And also on GoodReads here: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5231844.clancy_tucker

Thanks for your visit readers! Hope you enjoyed your stay.
Catherine Townsend-Lyon, Author & Lyon Book Promotions
Clancy’s most current book is now out on Amazon!