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Author Talk: Snowgirls Series by Clark James

Massive Pacific subductions trigger overwhelming tsunamis. Three volcanoes eject ash that circles the Earth. Temperatures plummet. Plant and animal life are obliterated. Young women lead survivors from devastation and deprivation, in Yorkshire, the Riviera and Queensland.


Clark spent his first 21 years in a One Tree Hill, Auckland State House. With his wife Charmaine he moved to South Te Atatu, and here wrote the 6-volume novel Wind From The West. He was also involved in several organisations. They had three children: a boy and two girls. Separated in 1968, he moved to Titirangi, spent the early70s in the UK and Europe, then in 1978 with a friend Jean to South Australia and Queensland, managing motels. His father’s death in 1982 brought him back to New Zealand, where he re-met Anne. Later that year they bought a cottage in New Lynn and lived there for over 30 years, writing several novels, including Plantation (now Earth’s Revenge) after visiting East Africa. He also began an indoor plant hire business. The couple made numerous overseas trips. Early in new century he was diagnosed with Melanoma, survived that, then was struck down with Pancreatitus. While in hospital he wrote the opening pages of Snowgirls, and is following that up with another four books in the series.

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