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C. Hope Clark

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C. Hope Clark was born and reared in the South, from Mississippi to South Carolina with a few stints in Alabama and Georgia. The granddaughter of a Mississippi cotton farmer, Hope holds a B.S. in Agriculture with honors from Clemson University and 25 years’ experience with the U. S. Department of Agriculture to include awards for her management, all of which enable her to talk the talk of Carolina Slade, the protagonist in most of her novels. Her love of writing, however, carried her up the ranks to the ability to retire young, and she left USDA to pen her stories and freelance.

Lowcountry Bribe‘s won several awards to include finalist status of the Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense sponsored by Romance Writers of Am
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C. Hope Clark My initial inspiration as a writer came from a 10th grade English teacher, a dear lady I keep up with to this day. She frequents many of my signings…moreMy initial inspiration as a writer came from a 10th grade English teacher, a dear lady I keep up with to this day. She frequents many of my signings in my home state of SC. I've been writing since the beginning of time, but I didn't take it seriously until 1998, and by 2003 I was writing full-time. What started as a hobby, became freelance writing, then morphed into crime fiction. I cannot imagine living any other way than as a writer.(less)
C. Hope Clark I find no two books are alike, Patty. I always try to just get it done then edit it into shape, but sometimes it comes flying out like with Murder on…moreI find no two books are alike, Patty. I always try to just get it done then edit it into shape, but sometimes it comes flying out like with Murder on Edisto. Sometimes it's horribly difficult and takes forever, like with Tidewater Murder. I say just write it, without thought to how.(less)
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Justin Ashford Hi C thanks for the friendship on GR, looking forward to reading your books.


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C. Clark Joanne wrote: "Just started Low Country Bribe--pulls you in right away--what a great setting for a movie. I've followed your newsletter for a long time and was happy to watch the progression of writing from rough..."

Thanks so much, Joanne. I'd LOVE to see this as a movie, and I wholeheartedly agree. Enjoy and remember to leave a review on Amazon!

Hope


Joanne Just started Low Country Bribe--pulls you in right away--what a great setting for a movie. I've followed your newsletter for a long time and was happy to watch the progression of writing from rough draft through publication and promotion. More power to you! Hope it's a best seller!


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Dana Davis Thanks for the GR friendship, Hope. Happy writing! www.danadaviswriting.com


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