In C. Hope Clark’s novel, TIDEWATER MURDER, Carolina Slade establishes herself as a new genre superstar, taking her place beside Dave Robicheux and Harry Bosch . Well-written and informative about a little-known arm of law enforcement, Clark has written a story that carries the reader along as surely as the tides of the lowcountry. Don’t miss this one! ~Carl T. Smith, Author of A Season For Killing and Lowcountry Boil
Riveting. A first-rate mystery and a real education. C. Hope Clark continues her series following Carolina Slade, an agriculture investigator, in Tidewater Murder. All I can say is if all government employees had Slade’s get-the-job-done tenacity, I wouldn’t mind paying taxes. ~ Donnell Ann Bell, Author of The Past Came Hunting and Deadly Recall.
Terrific. Smart, knowing, clever…and completely original. A taut, high-tension page-turned—in a unique and fascinating setting. An absolute winner! ~Hank Phillippi Ryan, Agatha, Anthony and Macavity winning author
“Lowcountry Bribe is as good a suspense thriller with a strong female protagonist as I have read, and that includes the likes of Patricia Cornwell, Janet Evanovich, JD Robb or Jan Burke. Slade can, and does, run with the best of them. I don’t often do this for a first time novelist, but 5 stars out of 5 for Lowcountry Bribe by newcomer C. Hope Clark. (see the rest of this review).” ~David Roth, Tampa Bay Writing, Examiner.com
“Clark lives in South Carolina, has a degree in agriculture, has worked with the USDA for 25 years, and is married to a former federal agent. This information appears on the novel’s back cover. By the time readers finish the novel and find out the worst that can possibly happen, they will have discovered that Clark also knows the territory of deftly plotted fiction, realistic dialogue and place settings, and how to tell a story that burns like a stiff drink with a touch of sugar.” ~Malcolm Campbell, Amazon, Amazon UK, Goodreads, Malcolm’s Roundtable Blog
“Featuring a fiery and feisty Southern Belle with a wickedly dry sense of humor and an endless supply of priceless (and quite quotable) one-liners, you are transported into the South Carolina Lowcountry with a fresh set of eyes. The suspense is palpable from the first page to the last as you traipse through the farmlands that inhabit the outskirts of historic Charleston and get to know the people who call the Palmetto State home.” ~Lori Richardson, Pomaria, SC, Amazon book review
“It’s an inauspicious setting for a mystery. Clark instantly dunks both Slade and the reader headfirst into the criminal underbelly found anywhere money and greed intersect–even in sleepy farming communities. Not only is Slade up to her neck in mystery and corruption, she’s also a loving mother trying to keep things together for the sake of her kids. I absolutely LOVE this aspect of Slade’s character. Watching Slade struggle to balance work and home makes her eminently relatable. The writing is tight, Slade is a marvelous protagonist, and her story will keep you turning pages long after you should have turned the light out. I can’t wait for the next installment in the Carolina Slade series.” ~V. George, Columbia, SC, Amazon book review
“Protagonist Slade loses ground and gains it back again and again in LOWCOUNTRY BRIBE, but she never stops trying—and she never loses the stranglehold on integrity that’s helped her succeed in a man’s world. This is a good one, folks. I’m giving Ms. Clark’s effort five sterling stars, and you can bet I’ll be watching eagerly for the second installment in her Carolina Slade mystery series.” ~SC Pennington, Barnes and Noble book review
THE SHY WRITER REBORN:
“If you’re a shy writer looking for both inspiration and practical how-to advice, C. Hope Clark’s THE SHY WRITER REBORN is the operations manual for you; filled with tips on a range of issues facing introverted authors, Clark’s engaging work offers assistance with everything from blogging to self-promotion to holding a successful book signing to finding your authentic voice, all while honoring your deep need for solitude in which to write.” – Kelly L. Stone, author of TIME TO WRITE: No Excuses, No Distractions, No More Blank Pages (Adams Media)
“Shy types, rejoice! Introversion may seem like a major obstacle to building a successful writing career, but this wonderful ‘covers-all-the-bases’ book handily debunks the notion. The only bad news? You’ll have no more excuses not to succeed! Highly recommended.” ~Peter Bowerman, Author “The Well-Fed Writer” series www.wellfedwriter.com
“The number one thing that holds writers back is fear. For introverts — who, ironically, are drawn to writing because they think you can do it alone — the fear is even bigger. Interviews, book signings, public speaking — many of the tasks of a freelance writer demand that you be social and perform. But don’t fret — Hope has solutions in The Shy Writer Reborn that let you make the most of who you are instead of asking you to change your personality. “
~Linda Formichelli, owner of The Renegade Writer Blog (http://www.therenegadewriter.com) and co-author of The Renegade Writer: A Totally Unconventional Guide to Freelance Writing Success
“I love The Shy Writer Reborn! As a self-diagnosed introvert, I know the fears of many writers who are literally afraid to follow their passion and be successful. C. Hope Clark shares how to overcome that fear while navigating interviews, pitches, queries, and more. She even finishes the book with a great set of mantras! If you’re a shy writer, this is the book that will help you find and cultivate an audience for your writing.” -Robert Lee Brewer, Senior Content Editor, Writer’s Market
“Hope Clark has done an incredible service for authors by writing The Shy Writer Reborn. She guides you through the steps to overcome fears and finally get a book out of your head and on to paper. This book will help a lot of would-be authors realize their dreams. Highly recommended!” ~ Stephanie Chandler, author of The Nonfiction Book Marketing Plan: Online and Offline Promotion Strategies for Serious Authors, www.StephanieChandler.com
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