We had the good fortune of connecting with Michael Clark and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Michael, what led you to pursuing a creative path professionally?
I’m 55 years old and have been “consuming” movies, TV shows, and books for so long that I grew tired of seeing the same old things either remade or rehashed. For example, how many different versions of Batman have we seen in the last thirty years? And why did they remake Pet Sematary? I found myself complaining more than enjoying. The kicker was, my nephew turned to me and said: “Why don’t you like anything?” So I decided to put up AND shut up!
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I am the author of “The Patience of a Dead Man” trilogy, a chilling story that starts out with a divorced man buying a fixer-upper farmhouse in the country only to find out that it is haunted. This might sound familiar but there are enough twists and new takes on things that I can honestly say you’ve never read anything like it.
Book One was published in 2019 so it’s a new career for me, and NO, it wasn’t easy. I self-published starting from scratch and of course, made some mistakes and spent money on some things I shouldn’t have.
What I would like the world to know about my brand is that I strive to avoid cliches and create fresh stories that don’t remind you of anyone else’s writing.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I live in Massachusetts on the New Hampshire border, so I think I’d start by taking my friend out for some terrific gourmet Mexican food at Cafe Azteca in Lawrence, MA. The next day we’d take a road trip up to Portsmouth, NH, and then Portland, ME to see the sights and eat the food. On the next day, we’d head up to the New Hampshire White Mountains for a hike. On the fourth day, we could go to Salisbury Beach and get some fried clams. On the fifth day, we’d go to Boston for a Red Sox game. And if I really want to fill the week up with fun stuff I’d schedule a ferry to Martha’s Vineyard where we could check out all the places they filmed the movie “Jaws.”
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My wife Josi, for supporting my work.