About Jill

Jill Clark

Cell/mobile: (386) 624-1125

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My favorite Saturday-night splurge consists of getting lost in a graveyard of long-lost, unusual, and useful information. I love literary intrigue and welcome writing challenges that require technical research, accuracy and interpretation.

I am a graduate of Northwest Missouri State University (bachelors in English), Stetson University (Masters in Reading). and Rollins College (Masters in Liberal Studies).

Hosting the creative writing club, Those Who Wander, at Daytona State College rekindled my longing to write. Presently serving as Group Leader for SCBWI’s Volusia County critique group regional division–if you are interested in getting your writing critiqued, and critiquing for others, then please contact me at jillwriterscafevc@gmail.com. This group is not for reproofing school papers. For those who like to meet face-to-face to critique, we meet online via gmail’s Hangout video-chat feature.

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Jill Morgan Clark freelances prose and poetry. Her poetry has appeared in the endangered species series for middle grades: Vanishing from Grasslands and Deserts, Vanishing from Forests and Jungles, and Vanishing from Waterways (Lerner Publications). Her writing has inhabited books, journals, and newspapers. Lyonesse Press: The Silver Empire, Pocket Change Literary Magazine,Garden Blessings, Hopscotch the Magazine for Girls, Capper’s, The Orlando Sentinel,The Henry David Thoreau Institute, Ariel Chart Literary Journal, Women’s Wilderness,Celestial Musings, Blind Faith Books, Shoofly Audio Magazine. Her children’s poetry book (for ages 4-12) Loose Balloons recently published by Taylor and Seale Publishing, LLC. Where Do Balloons Land?  a child’s book for ages 5-12 will be out in 2021.

Teaching English, communication, reading and creative writing in colleges and high schools in Volusia County, Florida inspired her book-in-the-making: The Other Side of the Smart Board. For a recent sampling of a non-fiction story that will appear in the book see: http://www.orlandosentinel.com/opinion/os-ed-unquivering-cupids-arrow-20170213-story.html Currently, Jill is writing Where Do Balloons Land? a children’s poetry book for ages 5-14.

Awards

Awards:

First Place Children’s Category Ocala Writer’s Conference for Poetry Book Contest: Poetry for the Fun of It. First Place Children’s Category: Florida State Poet’s Association Annual Contest: Poem “The Bathtub Drain” Second Place Children’s Category: Florida State Poet’s Association Annual Contest: Poem “Waterhose.” Third Place Fresh Ink Group Short Story Contest (global): published in Fresh Ink Group “Machete” short story: https://www.amazon.com/Fresh-Group-Short-Story-Showcase-ebook/dp/B00MNLL0KI/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1527344154&sr=1-2&keywords=fresh+ink+group

First Place Newspaper in Education The Daytona Beach News Journal : “Hunt for Read October”

Memberships

Jill is a member of The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), The Daytona Writers Guild, The Florida Writers Association (FWA), The Florida State Poet’s Association (FSPA), and the National Federation of State Poetry Societies (NFSPS).

She presently is group leader for the SCBWI Volusia County regional writer’s online critique group at the following: writerscafevc@gmail.com (Please join us if you would like to be a part of an online critique group.)

 

1 Comment

Jill Clark · May 8, 2019 at 2:32 pm

Thank you Shantee. I appreciate you taking your time to make such a kind comment!

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