The aspiration to become a writer came at an early age for Clyde Davis. If you were to ask him why, to this day, he would attribute it to his parents and the diet of literature they offered him. Before he could comprehend the premise of such tales, Clyde spent his afternoons in his mother’s classroom and listened as she taught the likes of Shakespeare, Fitzgerald, Miller and Hemingway. These figures always fascinated him - men and women who were able to craft timeless bodies of work. Stories which would last forever. For him, this was a temptation he could not deny. Besides the grand stories from his mother’s classroom, Clyde’s father would read to him at night. Before sleep would take him, he would lie and listen to his father read The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Romeo and Juliet, The Great Gatsby, the Misty Mountains and the mystery of the Elves - how could any young boy resist such magnificence. Unbeknownst to him, these would become the foundations of his own storytelling.

 

Through the years, Clyde has continued to develop his own appetites for literature - exploring both literary fiction and fantasy - and has found the attraction in both. As a writer, he swings between both genres, often looking for the point at which they meet. His writing combines the realism of fiction with the magical elements of fantasy, lending aspects from one genre to give a unique impression on the other. With this as his core principle, Clyde refuses to isolate himself to any specific genre. He enjoys inhabiting both worlds, and is a firm believer that a writer can move between realms, pursuing inspiration as it comes. According to Clyde, the process of creation is intrinsic to the human condition, no matter the complexity or form. Whether it’s a conversation or a novel, we are all born with the ability to tell tales and be creative. It is only in the way that it is told that makes us different.

 

Clyde’s works are eclectic and varied. As with anyone’s imagination, there are different dimensions, aspects and inspirations - and as a writer, Clyde strives to offer his readers tales from every corner of his creativity.

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