Hope Clark is
founder of FundsforWriters.com, a
well-known writer's reference for grants, contests,
markets, publishers and
agents for the serious writer. The website and
newsletters have existed for fourteen years, and been
recognized by Writer's Digest Magazine in its 101 Best
Websites for Writers for thirteen of those years. 42,000
writers receive her newsletters each week.
She's published in Writer's Digest, Writer's Market,
Guide to Literary Agents (by Writer's Digest), The
Writer Magazine, as well as multiple trades, glossy mags
and numerous Chicken Soup books. She's interviewed often
by both writing and business websites and speaks to
writing conferences throughout the United
States. Her book The Shy Writer: An Introvert's Guide to
Writing Success, continues to sell steadily.
She is also author of The Carolina Slade Mystery Series.
Lowcountry Bribe is the first in the series published by
Bell Bridge Books. The mysteries describe federally
employed Carolina Slade's sleuthing abilities throughout
rural, rarely seen South Carolina
settings, facing crimes not found in your typical
mystery. The second and third books in the series,
Tidewater Murder and Palmetto Poison, are now available.
She has a second series
set on Edisto Beach. The first book is Murder On Edisto,
the second is Edisto Jinx.
her passion for food, great mysteries, and the Northwest
in two light-hearted mystery series: the Spice Shop
Mysteries, set in Seattle, and the Food Lovers’ Village
Mysteries, set in northwest Montana. Her books focus on
strong women who share her passions, and have a talent
for finding trouble!
is the first author to win Agatha Awards for both
fiction and nonfiction. Death
first in the Food Lovers’ Village Mysteries, won the
2013 Agatha Award for Best First Novel. Her guide for
Crooks & Counselors: How to Write Accurately About
Criminal Law and Courtroom Procedure,
won the 2011 Agatha Award for Best Nonfiction.
A Montana native, Leslie graduated from
Seattle University and Notre Dame Law School. After
practicing in Seattle for several years—and shopping and
eating her way through the Pike Place Market
regularly—she returned to Montana, where she still
practices law part-time. Killing people—on the page—is
loves to cook, eat, hike, travel, garden, and paint—not
necessarily in that order. She lives in northwest
Montana with her husband, Don Beans, a singer-songwriter
and doctor of natural medicine, and their Burmese cat,
Ruff, a book cover model and an avid bird watcher.
Media and Wordpress Consultant Barb Drozdowich has
taught in colleges, universities and in the banking
industry. More recently, she brings her 15+ years of
teaching experience and a deep love of books to help
authors develop the social media platform needed to
succeed in today’s fast evolving publishing world. She
owns Bakerview Consulting and manages the popular blog,
Sugarbeat’s Books, where she talks about Romance –
She is the author of 6 books and over 26 YouTube videos
all focused on helping authors and bloggers. Barb lives
in the mountains of British Columbia with her family.