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Jill St. Clare pens relatable new autobiography of life in Australia, ‘Frantic Fan Dancer’

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If we can hold on through all the disorder, everything good is recycled,Our goodness is never wasted.

“My most significant memories were crammed into the attic of my mind and I was fast running out of time and space,” writes Jill St. Clare, explaining the impetus behind her new memoir, “Frantic Fan Dancer: Losing My Feathers” (published by Balboa Press). “I had the story. I had the memory to describe with such an outpouring. I was immediately empowered to write. And so I began.”

Set mainly in Australia, “Frantic Fan Dancer” opens with charming, childhood memories and observations of whimsical urban living typified by “backyard cubbyhouses and starched rag sunhats,” St. Clare writes.

An excerpt from “Frantic Fan Dancer”:

“The dull and lifeless atmosphere of Grandma’s front bedroom was slowly enveloping us. It was creeping over me and pressing me down to where it wanted me to be. Maybe I was suffocating, or I would have a scary attack of the wheezes, as my sister and I lay in Grandma’s iron bed. Both of us were rolled separately in a blanket like a sausage in pastry and then inserted down deeply into the depths of the bed and tucked tightly across by a woven twill bedspread. No chance of kicking or having some fun!”

“If we can hold on through all the disorder, everything good is recycled,” St. Clare writes. “Our goodness is never wasted.”

“Frantic Fan Dancer”
By Jill St. Clare
Softcover | 5 x 8 in | 300 pages | ISBN 9781452507774 |
E-Book | 300 pages | ISBN 9781452507781 |
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Jill St. Clare was born Jill Roberts in Newcastle, New South Wales. While studying for a bachelor’s degree in 1989, she was encouraged to consider a career pathway change from that of teaching to writing. It was not until 2007, when Jill participated in a Life Writing Sojourn in Paris with author Patti Miller that the stories in “Frantic Fan Dancer” jettisoned into reality.

Balboa Press, a division of Hay House, Inc. – a leading provider in publishing products that specialize in self-help and the mind, body, and spirit genres. Through an alliance with indie book publishing leader Author Solutions, Inc., authors benefit from the leadership of Hay House Publishing and the speed-to-market advantages of the self-publishing model. For more information, visit To start publishing your book with Balboa Press, call 877-407-4847 today. For the latest, follow @balboapress on Twitter.

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