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


Great Christmas Presents Available

Front Cover FinalTenebrae Manor – Buy Now

Paperback: $18.50 AUD

Kindle: $3.99 AUD

Debut novel of Australian author P.S. Clinen. A unique and haunting gothic novel. For more information, including the first chapter, click here.


A Boy Named Art – Buy Now

$4.99 AUD

A quirky poem for children and adults alike, complete with illustrations by the author.

Lane Cove

Lane Cove Literary Award 2014: An Anthology – Buy Now

$25.00 AUD

A book collaborating the winning entries from the inaugural Lane Cove Literary Awards. P.S. Clinen has two works in this publication – Gull & Leviathan, winner of the poetry section, and Tower Of Fog, a shortlisted story.

Coming Soon! – A Boy Named Art [Paperback]

I hope that everyone is getting into the Christmas spirit! I am pleased to announce the release of the short story / poem – A Boy Named Art. Illustrated paperback copies will be available on Amazon from 1st December 2014. This special edition of the dark and quirky poem is full of illustrations by the author and would make the perfect Christmas present for kids and adults alike. Kindle editions will also be available. Until then I’d love to invite you to add A Boy Named Art to your Goodreads shelf by clicking the image below. Merry Christmas and stay tuned for more information!


Have you read A Boy Named Art? Check it out here before purchasing