Sue J. Clark, Writer
Award-Winning Writer Sue J. Clark

Sue J. Clark, writer

Sue Clark was featured in "Women of Distinction" magazine, a publication distributed through the National Association of Distinguished ProfessionalsSue J. Clark is a professional writer, book doctor, memorist, writing consultant and tutor, known for having a wealth of experience. She provides for her clientele expert editing, poetry writing, management skills and instruction services. Ms. Clark specializes in editing, instructing, and writing poetry, works of fiction and nonfiction; in addition, she speaks at public events, critiques manuscripts, and edits and rewrites materials for businesses and corporations. She is an award-winning writer who has collected extensive accolades throughout her career for her work. In 2017, she assisted 35 authors in writing and/or publishing their books, including a mystical novel, three memoirs written about an immigrant from the Azores, the Ukraine, and Korea, three love stories, a political wife's memoir, two books of poetry, tales of a standup comedian, a spiritual story, the making and breaking of a scientist, and a coming out story to name a few.

Ms. Clark specializes in writing memoir/biography/autobiography books. She has ghostwritten five memoir books edited hundreds of memoir manuscripts, helped numerous clients get their books published, and had been the literary agent for many other memoirists. 

When she lead the SJ Clark Literary Agency, Ms. Clark conducted workshops to aspiring and current writers and professionals. With a background in teaching, ghostwriting, editing and consultancy, Ms. Clark offers a plethora of services that will help provide the quality that you are seeking in a writing service.


With over five decades of experience as a writer, Ms. Clark is available to work with you and offer her expertise in the area. Her finely-tuned eye can help bring your work to the attention of those in the publishing arena, and help you garner the reputation that your book deserves. She is available to edit and revise fiction and non-fiction manuscripts, poetry, and business journals, letters, flyers, reports and brochures. Ms. Clark teaches the individuals with whom she works to become the best poets and writers that they can possibly be, and brings out their best qualities. Ms. Clark’s dedication to writing, editing, public speaking and most importantly, helping others has allowed her to utilize her skill set and background through creative means.


Ms. Clark teaches weekly poetry classes, fiction and non-fiction classes, as well as a monthly fiction writing workshop. She also teaches literature classes for a special program, called the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Sierra College. 


Ms. Clark has demonstrated continued support for the Sierra College OLLI program by teaching the following courses:

  • America’s Women Authors of the 20th and 21st Centuries
  • Discovering Masterpieces by Some of America’s Greatest Writers
  • The Revival of the Short Story
  • The Influence of Hammett, Steinbeck and Wolff on Today’s Literature
  • Advanced “Creating Poetry”
  • Beginning Poetry Writing
  • Memoirs- The Latest Fad
  • Today's Literature Surrounding World War II
  • Memoir, Anyone?
  • The Life & Times of Max Perkins: The Man Who Created The Greatest American Writers of the 20th Century
  • Writing Your Memoir
  • A Walk Through Jack London's World
  • Writers of the Western Frontier
  • The Three Johns of Modern American Literature: Steinbeck, Updike, Irving
  • The Great American Novel: What will it be in the 21st Century?
  • The Lives of Three Amazing Women of the 20th Century: Muriel Spark, Dorothea Lange, and Marsha Davenport
  • Doris Kearns Goodwin: Best Known American Biographer of U.S. Presidents
  • Today's Masters of the Short Story: Tobias Wolff and Richard Bausch
  • Riveting Memoirs from Around the World
  • The Short Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • How To Write Cowboy Poetry
  • Authors of Famous Serialized Novels
  • The Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway
  • The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
  • The Sympathizer, by Viet Thanh Nguyen
  • The War to End All Wars
  • The Elegance of the Hedgehog

Ms. Clark consults with writers on any type of writing or pre-writing that they might need assistance with, including the preparation of manuscripts for publication and advice on seeking publishers. She has been at the helm of the SJ Clark Literary Agency, and now the SJ Clark Literary Specialities Agency for over 40 years, and although she is not currently accepting new clients, she will advise and consult with writers. 

Her latest book, "Tell Them I Loved Life - Brian's Story," a biography published in 2014, is available on Sue was featured in the 2015 Women of Distinction Magazine and the Inner Circle Executive Magazine. She was awarded the distinction of being featured in the Ten Women Authors Magazine in 2016. She has written articles for the Perspectives on Art Magazine, and is a member of the American Authors Association, Military Writers Society of America, National Association of Professional Women, the International Women's Leadership Association, and the Association of Writers and Writing Programs.


She has begun ghostwriting a book about our judicial system and how some innocent people can end up being judged guilty by a jury of their peers. The book is due out in early 2019.

Sue Clark's latest speaking engagements include the Rotary Club in Granite Bay, the Elders Group at a local church, the Atria Senior Living Community in Carmichael, including a program featuring Cowboy Poetry, guest poet at an Open Mic in Lincoln, and a local chapter of the Marine Corps Veterans organization in Roseville, California.



If you are interested in learning more about Sue J. Clark, experienced ghostwriter and critic of fiction and non-fiction manuscripts, please contact her.

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SJ Clark Literary Agency
237 L Street
Lincoln, CA 95648
p: (916) 434-9226
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