Seasons Greetings

Another year has rolled by and I realised it’s been a rather busy one for myself on the writing front. The obvious distractions of fatherhood deterred my thoughts for so long that it’s only now that I feel I can happily hang my hat up for 2017. It was a great relief to finally publish The Will of the Wisp back in July, and re-visiting Tenebrae Manor in order to get the definitive edition published was a blast. With my sister’s help I was fortunate enough to have a few short stories featured in The Australia Times online magazine; it is always so exciting to have other people read the work that is so personal to the writer.

What else? Well I continued on my merry way writing stories for a third novel; a novel with absolutely no release date in sight. Becoming a dad has had the expected effect on my priorities, and this new novel idea has been sculpted around those effects. I find it very difficult to focus on one idea for an extended period of time now; The Will of the Wisp and its long production can attest to this. It ain’t like the days of writing Tenebrae Manor, where I could write whenever I pleased! So these new stories are short snippets that are all set in a similar universe / time frame. The result is numerous story arcs in the air all at once, ready for me to pluck down at leisure and continue forward. It’s a great way to write (at least for myself).

Of books? I read plenty of fantastic novels this year. Now that the holidays are on the horizon, should you need something good to peruse here are some of the best books I read in 2017:

  • A Voice Within a Cloud – Denton Welch
  • The Narrow Road to the Deep North – Richard Flanagan
  • Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier
  • Train Dreams – Denis Johnson
  • The Evenings – Gerard Reve

I wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a prosperous 2018.

– PSC xx



Published by P. S. Clinen

Official website of Australian author, artist and musician, P.S.Clinen. He has published two novels - Tenebrae Manor and The Will of the Wisp, as well as the illustrated poem A Boy Named Art. His most recent release is a poetry collection Vignettes - An Anthology. All of his works are available to purchase on Amazon. He has several albums available on Bandcamp and other streaming services. Check back often for more by this author, including poetry, short stories, new music and other updates.

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