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    Aussie Women Writers in NY

    On Wednesday June 11, I was part of an all-star Aussie panel of awesome female writers yakking about writing, New York, and writing in New York. That was me, and my friends Rachel Hills (The Sex Myth, forthcoming though Simon & Schuster) and Christine Piper, (After Darkness, winner of the 2014 The Australian/Vogel’s Literary Award). Rachel’s […]

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    Bestseller, here we come: Girlfriend magazine feature

    My pals over at Australia’s Girlfriend magazine (#1 teen mag in Oz) published a feature I wrote this month. Check out the pretty design here, or keeping reading for the text! How To Write Your First Novel Did you know Veronica Roth penned Divergent when she was still in college? If you’ve always dreamed of […]

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    School visit to Metropolitan Expeditionary School!

    I had such a great time meeting with the smart kids at Metropolitan Expeditionary School in Brooklyn to celebrate Children’s Book Week! And they really were supersmart: we had great discussions about dystopias, and girl heroes, and sustainability and more. One of my favorite questions (that still has me thinking) is whether a dystopia could ever […]

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    Five Ways to Survive a YA Dystopia

    Here’s a guest post I did for Teen Reads: check it out on their site here! It’s going to happen eventually. Whether it’s the undead, Mother Nature’s wrath or the aftermath of a corrupt government who like to dress alike, a dystopia is in all of our futures. Here’s the best way to survive, as […]

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    The Booklist review for Parched is awesome!

    Spoiler alert: it’s totally rad. Booklist Issue: May 15, 2014.  “Though she grew up in water-rich, privileged Eden, now—a year after the suspicious death of her famous scientist mother—Tessendra Rockwood lives in a flea-filled hole-in-the-wall in the deadly, arid Badlands, where the water supply has been usurped by the wealthy government of Eden to supply the lush, walled city. […]

  • We came, we saw, we launched!

    I had a phenomenally good time at the book launch for Parched! Check out the full gallery here. So wonderful to have so many people I love in one room at once—the events space at Word bookstore in Greenpoint to be precise. More amazing photographs of this special night to come, thanks to snapper extraordinaire, […]

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    Welcome to the Writing Process Blog Tour

    I’ve been passed the baton for the Writing Process Blog Tour by my good friend Sweta, a super talented writer with a work ethic equal to none. Each week, a writer reveals their process and why they do what they do by answering four Big Questions.  Q. What are you working on? A. I’m a […]

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    Reviews and Interviews

    Lots of people had nice things to say about Parched!   Critical Reviews Kirkus Reviews called Parched chilling and bold. Ooh. Reader Reviews Erogan, 13, said he finished Parched “under the covers with a flashlight” over at Teens Know Best. Jacky, 19, gave it 4 stars, at Greene Teens Books: “better than most”. I’ll take […]

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    Read the first chapter of Parched!

     “My eyes snap open with familiar panic. Bang. Awake. There used to be a time when waking up was a gentle seesaw in and out of dreams, safe in a cocoon of warm blankets. Back then, the word sleep perfectly matched what I was emerging from: a long, drawn-out, sultry affair: sleeeeep. These days, I jerk […]

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    Q+A with Georgia Clark

    Georgia Clark talks about her new novel, what inspires her and why you should pursue art over money. Q: What was the inspiration behind Parched? A: When I was nineteen, I left Sydney, Australia, for a three-month backpacking stint in Mexico and Guatemala. The culture shock, combined with being away from home for the first […]

Hello, welcome to my site!

Your internet travels have brought you to the official site for me, Georgia Clark. I'm a Young Adult author living in Brooklyn, New York.

Kirkus Reviews called my newest novel, Parched, a "bold futurist adventure with unusual romance, riveting action and ominous ecological red flags." School Library Journal think "Readers who eagerly followed the rebellions against Panem’s Capitol and Divergent’s Erudites will root for Tess and her Kudzu allies." Nice.

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Pickles and Hargraves: THE KICKSTARTER!

The comic murder mystery I co-wrote with Ryan Williams has been given a 5-show run in the New York International Fringe Festival, and we need your help to put it on! We’ve launched a Kickstarter to help gather together the dolla-dolla bills to pay for everything from production fees to rehearsal space to silly wigs. […]

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How To Write Your First Fiction Novel

Your grew up finishing books with a flashlight under the covers, and now you want to write one of those wild reads you remember so well. Whether its closely felt contemporary realism or high-stakes high-concept adventure, you know you have a tall tale inside you.  Having just published my second YA novel, Parched, I know […]

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Is Parched the new Divergent? School Library Journal thinks so!

So excited to share this incredible review from the renowned School Library Journal, who compare Parched to Divergent and Hunger Games! Is teen dystopian fiction your thing? Read on, comrade…  “In a decaying world, Eden stands alone in its prosperity. Ruled by the seemingly benevolent Trust, those lucky enough to be born within the city’s […]