Hi, I write under the moniker, Clarke Collins. As a pop culture writer and former film critic, I’ve drawn inspiration from a deep well of influences. As an author I’ve been inspired by the works of Toi Derricotte, Ai Ogawa, Clive Barker, Toni Morrison, Octavia Butler, Mary Gaitskill, Tama Janowitz and Gillian Flynn to name a few. Through reading and studying my betters — as well as observing our ever changing culture and current events — I’ve gained a broad range of tools that have enabled me to define and layer my approach to storytelling. I love writing tales that touch upon the psychological effects of love and relationships. How they shape us for the better and for the worst. As we move forward into this new year, I’m focused on releasing my debut novel. So keep an eye on the blog and look for it some time in the near future. Its been a long journey, too long, but I’m getting there. I hope you’ll take this ride with me.

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