My name is Ray Clark and I am an award winning, Yorkshire born author whose first big break came in 1998 with the publication of Manitou Man: The World of Graham Masterton (a biographical account of Masterton's work), nominated for both the World and British Fantasy Awards. It was my first big break into the world of publishing, which gave me the opportunity to work with two of the world's most recognised writers, the other being Peter James. Both have now become close personal friends.
Since then, my writing has been quite varied with publications covering short story collections, horror novels, stand alone cross genre novels, and ghostwriting autobiographies. I am also the author of the highly acclaimed IMP series, featuring detective's Gardener and Reilly in the West Yorkshire city of Leeds, soon to be released by my new publisher, The Book Folks.
Over the last forty years I have also spent a considerable amount of time in the music industry, working both in the UK and Europe as a guitar vocalist and with a number of bands. I also have experience of working in recording studios with my own albums, and in session for other musicians. Nowadays I divide my time between writing books and working live on the music scene, and helping to raise money for the OPA (the Oesophageal Patients Association), a charity I feel very close to.
I have taken part in a number of panels at festivals and many school engagements. I am available for talks and conferences, creative writing classes, as well my musical experiences. My usual audience is late teens and adults but I'm also talking to a slightly younger age group.
One of things I really enjoy at the moment is working with an independent film production company called Edge Waes. All the trailers for my books, and any filmed and radio interviews can be found on his website courtesy of Edge Waes. I am Based in East Yorkshire, and I'm more than happy to travel up to a fifty miles radius for any bookings.
For more information, photographs, interview opportunities, please contact me via this site, my own website, or through my publisher, Erik Empson of The Book Folks.
Rates depend upon distance travelled, but start at £150.