Tuesday, June 2, 2009
C.HOPE CLARK finals in the Daphnes!
C. Hope Clark, editor and founder of FundsforWriters.com, has been selected a finalist in the Daphne du Maurier contest for mystery/suspense for her novel HOG-TIED: A Carolina Slade Mystery. The Daphnes are sponsored by the Kiss of Death Chapter of the Romance Writers of America. The KOD Chapter features the mystery/suspense writers within RWA. Hope has fancied herself a closet mystery writer for about as long as she's managed FundsforWriters, about ten years. Upon completing her first novel in a proposed series, she submitted it to several contests. After winning one, she placed in several others, to include a semi-finalist slot in the huge Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award, the top one percent of the ten thousand entries. She sees contests as a barameter for struggling novelists, a way to judge the quality of the work. The Daphne du Maurier winners will be announced on July 16, 2009 in Washington DC at the Romance Writers Association Annual Conference. www.fundsforwriters.com - Chosen by Writer's Digest for its 101 Best Website for Writers for 2001 through 2009.