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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  John Reed Clark  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Fiction Other

Born: 1966 in Waukegan, Illinois


Illinois Connection

John Clark grew up in Lake County, Illinois, in Venetian Village, near Lake Villa. He spent his childhood swimming, riding bikes, sneaking into places he shouldn't go, and stealing fruits and vegetables from neighborhood gardens and yards. He was a louse.

Biographical and Professional Information

The backdrop of his Illinois childhood has allowed John to develop a rich palette from which to draw his characters. Inspired to write creatively as a sophomore in high school, he's never looked back. John co-wrote the fantasy novel Sorrow's Ashes and is currently working on a sequel as well as several other creative projects.

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