stories about facing fear

by Clint Adams


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BLOG / My Fingers Don’t Go There

June 13, 2011

Tags: storytelling, teens, young adults, social media, cathartic, therapeutic

“Come on, you know you wanna.” Oh, the temptations, the peer pressure. I know it’s what everyone else is doing, but, somehow, it just doesn’t feel natural to me. I try to tell myself that it’ll all be OK…once it’s over.

Maybe Lady Gaga’s right…and I was (more…)

BLOG / Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes

February 16, 2011

Tags: Change, Teens, Teen blog, Adult blog, Spirituality, Books

Jimmy Buffett makes me think of margaritas. Do any of you remember his album (and title track), CHANGES IN LATITUDES, CHANGES IN ATTITUDES? Any of you remember Jimmy Buffett? Rather than dragging you all down that tired, now congested path called Memory Lane, I’ll get to my point pronto.

How many of you (more…)

"K-E-DoubLe-oh...Double-good...Kellogg's-best-to-you!"

September 24, 2010

Tags: Teens, Storytelling, Teen Storytelling, Stories, Communication

Boy, howdy! I may not be no “double-naught” spy, nor do I have the movie-star looks of any Dash Riprock, but sure as shootin’, I got me one fine mess of a story to tell.

As an adult, the letter ‘K’ only represents one word, “karma.” When I was a kid, it stood for (more…)

BLOG / As a writer, no 2 words have more meaning than…THE END.

July 23, 2010

Tags: Destiny, purpose, fear, lessons, writing, books

It was a starry foreboding night long ago now. Rather than the end being in sight, it was an unanticipated beginning, a miracle chance to start life anew. And I was scared shitless.

After having solved the mystery of my lifetime on December 31, 1991, I’d spent nearly the entirety of 1992 wondering ‘What do I (more…)

Headstones, copyright law, a writer’s workplace...and coincidences.

May 24, 2010

Tags: copyright law, death, heaven, fear, fate

“Hey Holger, Why don’t you read one of my books sometime,” I suggested innocently. “No, I don’t zink zo…too deprezzing.” “What are you talkin’ about? No, not depressing. Inspirational. And, they’re actually kinda funny.” Holger shook his head from side-to-side and we went back to guzzling, I mean, zipping our (more…)

INTERVIEW / At 17, college-bound Cady’s got life covered.

April 6, 2010

Tags: change, confidence, fearlessness, teenagers, teens

Let’s rewind the clock a bit, shall we? When I was 17, AT SEVENTEEN by Janis Ian was the #1 hit song on U.S. radio. The coolest people then had it “goin’ on” and disco was just about to be born. Tons of vivid memories flood my mind when I look back to my (more…)

TeensReadToo Book Club blog: Visit with Clint Adams

February 23, 2010

Tags: teens, teen readers, fearless

Wednesday, February 17, 2010 Visit with Clint Adams

Today we're visiting with Clint Adams, who besides being an author of several titles for teens, is the author of several titles for teens focusing on fear - and dealing with that fear. If you haven't checked out his last YA title, DON'T BE AFRAID OF HEAVEN, make (more…)

Showing up is _ /_ the battle.

February 9, 2010

Tags: Expectations, power, compassion

Please fill in the blanks. Which fraction did you come up with?

The traditional 1/2? A third? Two-thirds? 100%? A perfect 10? Well, the last two aren’t really fractions, but you catch my drift. This is a great saying and I think its answer s/b (should be) well thought out. There’s no doubt any (more…)

My 2010 wish for you.

December 29, 2009

Tags: why, destiny, lessons, purpose

Keep asking why. You know why? Because that’s why we’re here. OK, enough with the question words. Yes, over and over and over again, this theme repeats itself, much akin to history (for those who haven’t yet learned from it, because they never asked, w--?) In my opinion, history’s just (more…)

Be An Innovator, Be Yourself.

November 18, 2009

Tags: innovation, newness, originality, individuality

If you agree that ancient cavemen had a sense of humor, here’s a little something they may have said to one another, “Why did the chicken cross the road?” Answer, “Because it had never been done before.” OK, it’s not a belly laugh. It may not even warrant a chiseled-on-a-stone-tablet LOL or : (more…)

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Thriller
"You must discover the cause of your unhappiness by the end of this year…or you will not live to see the next.” Disgusted and disbelieving, 34-year old Paul Jacobson dismisses what he’s told by a Greenwich Village psychic. Only days later though, while running in the New York City Marathon, Paul’s mind leads him back…to a past he’s never known. This journey begins the race for his life.
Fiction: Teen/Young Adult
Currently #1-ranked in Korea (Teen Visionary Fiction) “What if time runs out?” is the question that makes 14-year old Miguel Estes sweat almost every night. Life's short. Have you done all you want?
Now TOP TEN-ranked for tenth-straight month in Korea (Teen Visionary Fiction) Who wouldn’t want to be fearless? After overcoming a fear-filled life, 13-year old Miguel Estes uncovers life’s most potent and debilitating fear while sprinting his way to freedom.
Now TOP TEN-ranked for tenth-straight month in Korea (Teen Visionary Fiction) Miguel is unique. He has a lifetime measured by days not years; he happens to live with E.B., but he spends little time thinking about it. For Miguel, living with fear is far more deadly than this fatal disease could ever be.
Amazon/France TOP-TEN-ranked (Action & Adventure) over 7-consecutive months. Now out of print, but still available via special order at all book retailers.
Fiktion: Jugendlicher
Das einzige Hindernis zwischen Ihnen und Ihr Schicksal ist Angst. Beseitigen Sie Angst...und Sie werden Ihr Traum leben.
Romanzi per Adoloscenti e Adulti
Una lezione per Miguel, per tutti: Una persona che non ha paura di morte, non ha paura.
È facile, è la verità: la vita inizia soltanto quando la paura è eliminata.
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