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Ward Clark

Agent: None at present
Aurora, Colorado, United States


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Ward Clark was born in Bremer County, Iowa, in 1961. His first home was a small family farm on the banks of the Wapsipinicon River, in an area rich with hunting and fishing opportunities. Ward immediately set about exploring the local forests and fields. After quickly becoming an accomplished outdoorsman, Ward woke up one morning to learn that his fishing, hunting and woods-loafing was about to be interrupted by Kindergarten.
Ever a rebellious soul, Ward resisted the enforced servitude of Iowa’s school system until age fourteen, when a particularly cruel and sadistic teacher handed him a copy of Ernest Hemingway’s "The Nick Adams Stories." Ward opened the book to a story entitled "The Big Two-Hearted River," and was inspired. He has been reading, and writing, ever since.
After exploring all of the possibilities of Allamakee, Winneshiek, Clayton, Bremer and Blackhawk counties, Ward moved on to Texas and then Virginia, with brief stints in Germany and the Middle East. He has since made his home in Colorado, where his woods-loafing career continues to this day.
Ward holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Northern Iowa, is married, and has three daughters and two grandchildren.

Interests: The outdoors, wilderness advocacy, hunting, fishing, camping, hiking

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: Yes


Published works:


  • The Crider Chronicles