Clancy Tucker


Clancy Tucker writes young adult fiction for reluctant readers but has also achieved success as a poet and photographer. Clancy has lived in four countries, speaks three languages, has photography accepted and published in books in the USA (Innocent Dreams, Endless Journeys & A Trip Down Memory Lane), used as covers for magazines (‘The Australian Writer’ - 2008 & ‘Victorian Writer - 2008), has work registered with the International Library of Photography, published in literary magazines and he’s written more than 90 short stories.

Clancy’s been short-listed and highly commended in writing contests: 2006, 2007 & 2011 Australian National Literary Awards, Raspberry & Vine (twice), Positive words, Australian Writers On-Line, Shaggy Sheep Tale, The Cancer Council Arts Awards (2005 & 2008), The Dusty Swag Awards (2010) and had ten short stories published in literary magazines (Page Seventeen, Branching Out & Positive Words), newspapers (The Standard, Mountain Views & The Advocate), written articles for Kid Magazine in the USA and won a poetry prize to name a life-size statue designed by renowned Belgian sculptor, Bruno Torfs. In 2010, Clancy was awarded a two-week mentorship by the National Education & Employment Foundation. He is now a full time writer but has been a speechwriter, public servant, farmer and small business operator. Clancy lectures students in the U3A, mentors more than 48 aspiring writers around Australia, has worked with street kids and draws on life’s experiences to write entertaining stories for kids.

‘Gunnedah Hero’ has been published as a paperback and also in eBook format via

Clancy is about to publish his next book, ‘Pa Joe’s Place’. It is the powerful story about Boo, a seven-year-old girl he met in 1973 in Thailand. The sequel to ‘Gunnedah Hero’ will be the next to be published – ‘A Drover’s Blanket’.

Clancy also writes an eclectic daily blog, mainly directed to authors and emerging and aspiring writers. The blog has regular guests from around the world - human rights lawyers and campaigners, authors, social justice activists, illustrators, musicians, journalists, young adults etc: