Among Mr. Clark’s fiction works: a science fiction novel, “The Chronicles of Ki – Book 1: In the Beginning,” in the publication process; “Book 2: Nibiru Nights,” being written. A self-published (Amazon/KDP) detective novel, “Lie Down with Silk and Daggers”, and another in the Jazz Malone series in the works, “Lie Down with Cellos and Nightshade;” a children’s picture book, “The Quite Remarkable Tales of Professor Cooper T. Cat and Alouishus B. Hound – Book 1: Only the Nose Knows;” “Book 2: The Buckwheat Bandits,” being written; and over thirty short stories and four dozen poems.
Mr. Clark holds an Associate of Science in Electronics Engineering Technology from St.Petersburg College, St. Petersburg, Florida, and has a Bachelor of Arts in English/Creative Writing pending 4 semester hours from the University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida. He is eligible to join MENSA, and has been qualified through intelligence testing as a PhD candidate by the state of Florida.
An avid reader and writer of fiction and non-fiction, several of Mr. Clark’s non-fiction works have appeared in motor enthusiasts’ magazines such as: Chevy Rumble, Family & Performance Boating, 4 X 4 Builder , and, Ford Builder.
Newsprint articles written by Mr. Clark have appeared in: Tampa Bay Times, Lansing State Journal, and The Oracle, the student newspaper of the University of South Florida.
Mr. Clark has held a real estate salesman’s license in Florida and Hawaii. He has owned and successfully operated five small businesses: Tri-R-Services, a remodeling contractor; Crystal Earth Imports, a Mayan Indian products importer; Homegrown Computers, a computer manufacturer; BioGreen Majic, offering a magical growing solution.
In his youth, Mr. Clark sang tenor in his church choir and his junior and senior high school choirs. He was a member of a barber shop quartet, and a choral group, The Gondoliers, and also played a tenor guitar and sang tenor in a folk group, The Florida Travelers. As a proficient and innovative bass guitar player, he played in two professional rock bands, the Last Rytes, and Pure Blue. While in the Navy, he was invited, but had to turn down the chance, to play bass for a nationally known rock band, the Count Five.
Mr. Clark served his country in the Navy during the Vietnam War, and attained the highest NCO rank possible during that four years of service, Petty Officer Second Class (E-5).
Reading, contemplation, meditation, music and writing are several of Mr. Clark’s passions. Love of Nature, bicycling, and hiking are others. He has performed volunteer work for Habit for Humanity; Florida Social Services, Division for the Blind; and Volunteers of America.
Mr. Clark presently lives the singular life with his cats, Banjo, Billie and Ebon in Riverview, Florida, USA.