Book Description: Holly Fairchild's memories of her mother are at the center of her life. Day after day, she is haunted by the shadows of the woman she felt never loved her. In the winter of her seventeenth year, those memories have overtaken her life. But at the arrival of a man called "Jay-Jay" and a child with a monster she calls Clancy, Holly's life and heart are about to change...forever. Dori is a young writer, and Taming Clancy is her debut to young adult literature. She resides in Bowling Green, Kentucky with her family and attends university in Virginia.