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James O. Youngcliff

James O.Youngcliff is a YA fiction writer, credited with several exciting "telling stories" for adolescents with his BluBerrie Series. His works never fail to impart wisdom for those willing to take the time to go down the "road less traveled." So, prepare yourself for the strange and twisted.

Originally from New York City, he lives in Dade City, Florida now and when not writing, he oil paints, draws and exhibits in art galleries throughout his home state.

An Elusive Singularity Look at Fiction Writer, James O. Youngcliff
"I feel that it is so dismissive when you ask me to explain my writing philosophy when in truth, I don't know; for every author is a story on to himself." - J.O.Y.

In fictional author, James O. Youngcliff, we see a reclusive person, particularly when it comes to discussing his writing, and his unwillingness or perhaps inability to explain his work when asked. He defends his lack of intellectual bravado by admitting, "The literary world wants to define everything and everyone and archive it away in the anuses of posterity... that's not where I don't want to live!"
One positive take away after meeting the author is that he is friendly and unabated when it comes to talking about his kids and grandkids. Much of his children's work comes from the enjoyment of interacting with them, which he said gave rise to his BluBerrie series chapter books and jump-started his writing career.
For his more serious works, the door is locked. We can't find a way to get him to tell us where he gets his ideas from or how he chooses his subjects and characters. Let's say this is where you have to read his novels and try to piece things together yourself as a fan.
If anyone idea emerges after reading some of his more severe fantasies, at the very least, is his self-absorbing accounts of two families: The Lipsky's and Holidays. Two druid family clans, whose member's maladies are symptomatic of their deprave ancestral bloodline.
This is most evident in his up and coming novel, The Whispering Past: A Forbidden Legacy and the sequel, Lost Stars in Winter's Limelight. Let me not turn you off to his works, James O. Youngcliff's new and more serious works are a must-read if you want a free-falling experience into a whimsically bizarre surrealistic world and where you can unearth this unique writer.