Lovely coming of age tale set in the south, where racial tensions still run deep. Young Jason Lee transforms from a boy to a young man and is judged by townsfolk because his best friend is black. Jason Lee’s birthright sets the stage for his ability to stand up to bigotry: His father marched in Montgomery and Selma. Sadly, Jason Read the rest of this entry »

Honest review of The Clock of Life

Cover: A very simple yet elegant cover that is as southern as the book, love the tree being the 12 symbol on the pocket watch. My Thoughts: Now, I am southern which makes me love about reading where I come from, but just like anything author’s will either get it right like Margaret Mitchell, author of Gone with the Wind Read the rest of this entry »

And The Award Goes To . . .

The Clock Of Life is racking up awards.   Writer’s Digest Self-Published e-Book Awards Finalist, 2013 Next Generation Indie Book Awards  Finalist, Readers’ Favorite Book Award Contest.   Semi Finalist, The Kindle Book Review 2013 Best Indie Book Awards.   Honorable Mention, San Francisco Book Festival 2013  

Read All About It . . .

It’s always nice to have your work appreciated.  I’d like to share some of my favorite review quotes. “This is not only a fine read, this is an important novel by an important new voice in the art of blending fiction and fact and making sense of it all. Grady Harp, Literary Aficionado “The Clock Of Life by Nancy Klann-Moren Read the rest of this entry »

I’m very pleased to say The Huffington Post published “The Silver Twinkie”  in their Featured Fifty Fiction section.  It is one of my short stories included in  “Like The Flies On The Patio”.  Check it out here.

A Valiant Conflict

For Jason Lee Rainey in the 1980s, living in a small Mississippi town, the clock of life ticks toward the day he’ll become the brave and honorable man his father was. Klann’s voice seems perfect for the times, for the young Jason Lee and for the South. The tension of the racism Jason Lee must face is firmly threaded throughout Read the rest of this entry »

Intriguing, Enjoyable Read

Well-paced, coming-of-age story redolent with the southern charm of rural life in 1970-80s Hadlee, Mississippi. A place where Jason Lee forms a strong friendship with Samson, a black boy, and together they must battle bigotry and bullies. A time when Jason Lee has a close relationship with his traumatized Vietnam vet Uncle Mooks who is the one to explain to Read the rest of this entry »

History Unleashed

If you enjoy historical fiction, you will love this book, a coming of age story about a young man who seeks to know and understand his past. Klann-Moran expertly peels away the story of his father gradually unveiling the man Jason Lee aspires to be. Having lived through this time period in Mississippi and Alabama, I can tell you Klann-Moran Read the rest of this entry »

I was hooked from the first few paragraphs. I became quite attached to the characters and was sad to finish! Nancy Klann-Moren tells us a story not only of growing up in the South during a contentious time in history, but also of self discovery, family relationships, and the importance of friendship. It is serious subject matter, bringing forth sadness Read the rest of this entry »

Too Real for Fiction

I don’t have a lot of time for reading, but once I got into this story I couldn’t put it down. The Clock of Life is a coming of age story during our nation’s fight for Equal Rights. Jason Lee is a boy trying to define himself in the racially charged town of Hadlee, Mississippi. The southern ambiance, the Selma Read the rest of this entry »

An Outstanding Debut Novel

In the tradition of some of the great Southern writers, Nancy Klann-Moren brings us Jason Lee Rainey, a white boy growing up in 1980s Hadlee, Mississippi, where simmering racial tensions provide a bumpy road for Jason Lee and his best friend, Samson Johnson, who is black. The author skillfully blends the two boys’ growing friendship and the taunting and violence Read the rest of this entry »

Southern Delight! Great Book!

When I think about books that influenced from the South, names that come to mind are Harper Lee, William Faulkner, Zora Neale Hurston to name a few. As we read their stories now, they take us back to a place in time that for some it reminisces good or bad but for others there is only a captured sentiment. After Read the rest of this entry »