Lucinda E. Clarke: One of the Top Ten Writers of Women’s Adventure You Need To Be Reading
April 16, 2020
Her books are filled with action, intrigue, adventure, and danger.
Lucinda E Clarke was born in Dublin but has lived in eight other countries to date. She wanted to write but was railroaded into teaching. She fell into other careers, radio announcer, then scriptwriting professionally since 1986 winning over 20 awards.
She also wrote mayoral speeches, company reports, drama documentaries, educational programmes, adverts, news inserts, court videos, videos for National Geographic, cookery programmes, to name but a few!
She lectured in scriptwriting, had her own column in various publications and wrote articles for national magazines. She was commissioned for two educational books by Heinemann and Macmillan, and book reports for UNESCO and UNICEF.
She ran her own video production company in South Africa.
Walking Over Eggshells was her first self-published book, an autobiography of escaping the emotional abuse she suffered from early childhood.
She published her second book a novel, Amie an African Adventure in July 2014, which was a #1 bestseller in genre on both sides of the Atlantic.
Lucinda’s third book Truth, Lies and Propaganda, was followed by More Truth, Lies and Propaganda – memoirs about her career in the print and broadcast media, highlighting South Africa and its people.
Her new book Amie Savage Safari is the 5th in the Amie in Africa award-winning series – the world’s most reluctant and incompetent spy is in trouble again.
Would you leave your family and friends and follow your husband to start a new life in Africa?
Amie did and lived to regret it. Just an ordinary girl, living in an ordinary town, with nothing but ordinary ambitions, Amie is plunged into danger when her husband is posted to a country she’s never heard of.
As she adapts to a different environment, events overtake her and land her in more trouble than she could ever have imagined.
At the outbreak of the civil war, as the last plane evacuating the ex-pats takes off, Amie is left behind. Now she’s alone with no one to help her.
She’d worked for the government so by chance she was allied to the losing side and the new regime is out to find her. Her husband has a secret he’s not told her which further puts her life at risk.
Now she only has her wits to protect her against the men who would kill her and the predatory wild animals in the African bush.
Amie sets out to rescue the foster child she lost during the civil war, but she has no idea of the dangers she will face.
She finds herself alone in the bush with only her wits to protect her against Africa’s wildlife. She has yet to discover she will be up against a radical and ruthless terrorist organization with international connections.
Then her husband Jonathon disappears.
She meets up with old friends and new, but one of them will betray her and lead them all into danger. Who can she trust?
The witch doctor predicts her future, but can Amie believe what she says?
From naïve, newly-married housewife, Amie faces challenges and dangers that change her beliefs and behaviour beyond all recognition.
Amie returns to her beloved Africa and a settled life, but her enemies have neither forgiven nor forgotten her. They are determined to take their revenge and reclaim their honour.
The horrific events of one night change everything as Amie loses her husband, her home, her friends and even her name. She never expected to stand and watch as they lowered her body into the grave.
She no longer exists and those who are now controlling her make it clear: she either obeys or she dies.
A fast-paced, page-turning read set in England and the wilds of Africa in the modern-day.
Amie, the world’s most reluctant spy, is back.
Amie is assured that her next assignment will be easy and very safe.
How could a safari camp in the African bush along with the President and international representatives from several countries possibly be dangerous?
She has no choice but to do as they say.
Simon has flown back to England for a brief meeting and then disappears. Amie has no idea where he is.
But not everyone is pleased about the rare and precious minerals discovered in the north and they are prepared to do whatever it takes to disrupt the safari and stop the auction even if it causes an international incident and people are killed.
Amie now has two lives to save and faces a bleak future on her own.