Clara Kensie, author of dark fiction for young adults
…don’t forget to breathe…
Clara Kensie grew up near Chicago, reading every book she could find and using her diary to write stories about a girl with psychic powers who solved mysteries. She purposely did not hide her diary, hoping someone would read it and assume she was writing about herself. Since then, she’s swapped her diary for a computer and admits her characters are fictional, but otherwise she hasn’t changed one bit.
Today Clara is an award-winning author of dark fiction for young adults. Her debut, the super-romantic psychic thriller Deception So series, was named an RT Book Review Editors Pick for Best Books of 2014, and Deception So Book One: Deception So Deadly, is the winner of the prestigious 2015 RITA© Award for Best First Book.
The first two books in the Deception So series, originally released as a six-part serial titled Run to You, are now compiled into full-length novels, Deception So Deadly and Deception So Dark (Snowy Wings Publishing). Clara’s critically-acclaimed novel Aftermath (Simon and Schuster), a dark, ripped-from-the-headlines drama about hope, healing, and triumph over tragedy in the tradition of Room and The Lovely Bones, is on Goodreads’ list of Most Popular Books Published in November 2016, and Young Adult Books Central declared it a Top Ten Book of 2016.
Her newest release is Kill Me Once, Kill Me Twice, a dual-POV, dual-timeline, dual-romance, dual-mystery/thriller with elements of magical realism, for fans of The Walls Around Us and Vanishing Girls.
Clara’s favorite foods are guacamole and cookie dough. But not together. That would be gross.