Clarissa Southwick

01 Apr

Clarissa Southwick was born to a family of gypsies and spent her childhood traveling throughout the U.S. and Europe.  As a teenager, she was adopted by a Bedouin tribe. For many years, she spent her winters traveling the Sahara , and her summers pirating on the Barbary Coast. It was only after her children insisted she give up her nomadic ways that she settled in Idaho. She now spends half her days writing, and the other half waiting on a quintet of bossy dwarfs.


Posted by on April 1, 2011 in Idaho


6 responses to “Clarissa Southwick

  1. Janis McCurry

    April 1, 2011 at 9:18 AM


    Re the Barbary Coast, I love the local market day there!

  2. Liz Fredericks

    April 1, 2011 at 11:45 AM

    Isn’t it always the way. Kids put a damper on pirating and nomadic activities every single time. 😉

  3. johannaharness

    April 1, 2011 at 12:51 PM

    The dwarves will get you every time.

  4. Lynn Mapp

    April 1, 2011 at 4:53 PM

    I’m brushing tears from my cheeks. The things you gave up for the children.

  5. Carley Ash

    April 3, 2011 at 12:36 AM

    Congrats on being a Golden Heart finalist.

  6. Tina

    May 7, 2011 at 7:13 PM

    I am having brain fart itis. Can’t find where to contact you, Clarissa. So I left this message in two locations.

    Clarissa, this was a fantabulous post. The Contest Entry one. Would you care to reprise it in Seekerville at the end of summer? We’re pretty much booked up until then which is why I say end of summer.

    Tina Radcliffe for Seekerville


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