Clancy





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BIOGRAPHY:
Clancy Tucker writes young adult fiction for reluctant readers but has also achieved success as a poet and photographer. Clancy has lived in four countries, speaks three languages, has photography accepted and published in books in the USA (Innocent Dreams, Endless Journeys & A Trip Down Memory Lane), used as covers for magazines (‘The Australian Writer’ - 2008 & ‘Victorian Writer - 2008), has work registered with the International Library of Photography, published in literary magazines, and he’s written more than 100 short stories.


Clancy’s been short-listed and highly commended in writing contests: 2006, 2007 & 2011 Australian National Literary Awards, Raspberry & Vine (twice), Positive words, Australian Writers On-Line, Shaggy Sheep Tale, The Cancer Council Arts Awards (2005 & 2008), The Dusty Swag Awards (2010) and had thirty short stories published in literary magazines (Page Seventeen, Branching Out & Positive Words), newspapers (The Standard, Mountain Views & The Advocate), written articles for Kid Magazine in the USA, and won a poetry prize to name a life-size statue designed by renowned Belgian sculptor, Bruno Torfs. 

In 2010, Clancy was awarded a two-week mentorship by the National Education & Employment Foundation. He is now a full time writer but has been a speechwriter, public servant, farmer and small business operator. Clancy lectures to students in the University of The Third Age (U3A), mentors more than 48 aspiring writers around Australia, has worked with street kids and draws on life’s experiences to write entertaining stories for kids.

‘Gunnedah Hero’ has been published as a paperback and also in eBook format via www.morrispublishingaustralia.com

Clancy is about to publish his next eight books which have already been written. Subjects of those books? Kidnapping, bullying, environmental, migrants, bushrangers etc. 

‘A Drover's Blanket’ has just been published. It is the sequel to 'Gunnedah Hero'. The latest book published is 'KY!'  - the story of a young Muslim refugee in Australia who is bullied. The latter story won an award in the Australian National Literary Awards in 2006.

Clancy also writes an eclectic daily blog, mainly directed to authors and emerging and aspiring writers. The blog has regular guests from around the world - human rights lawyers and campaigners, authors, social justice activists, illustrators, musicians, journalists, young adults etc.


Other than writing and snapping photographs, 'CT' has been a human rights campaigner and social justice activist for decades. He has also been an ardent advocate for the rights of independent authors. Stay tuned ...