Monthly Archives: March 2011

Publisher’s Marketplace Announces Sid! Hooray!

The announcement reads: March 23, 2011    Colleen Clayton’s debut novel ERASING SID MURPHY, about a tenacious sixteen-year-old girl who’s afraid of getting close to anyone after a life-altering incident on a school ski trip, and her unlikely relationship with…

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Irish Writers on Books, Writing & Life:

W.B. Yeats: “Come Fairies, take me out of this dull world, for I would ride with you upon the wind and dance upon the mountains like a flame!” “All empty souls tend toward extreme opinions” “Being Irish, he had an…

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YSU English Festival is Approaching!

As a YA writer and mother of two teens, I consider myself very fortunate to be a part of Youngstown State University’s literary community.  YSU is home to one of the oldest, largest, and most unique YA English Festivals in…

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Spent the weekend in Lakewood…

I spent this weekend visiting my sister and her kids at her in-laws in Lakewood, Ohio.  We went to some of the places that inspired me to set my YA story there.  It was very surreal, going to The Diner…

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Thought of The Day

To dismiss Young Adult Literature is to dismiss Young Adults.

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Thought of the Day

Literary Fiction is not a genre, it is a quality of writing.   To say a piece of writing “transcends genre” is to say: “You play good…for a girl.”

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Great News!

My Young Adult Novel has been acquired by Poppy Books, a teen imprint of Little, Brown/Hachette Books.  The working title of the novel is Erasing Sid Murphy and the story is about a sixteen-year-old spitfire named Cassidy Murphy who is…

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About Colleen Clayton

Welcome to my fledgling blog, everyone.  You can check out my bio and recommended reads above.  Come back often and soon, as I will be posting and adding to this site frequently.   Colleen  

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