C. Hope Clark lives on the banks of Lake Murray in central South Carolina, reading aloud to her federal agent husband, dachshunds at the ready, bourbons in hand (with the occasional cigar). They spin mysteries even when there isn't a deadline, so they have a ball editing the mysteries under contract. Hope has eight novels under her belt with many more pending. Two series (Carolina Slade Mysteries and the Edisto Island Mysteries) keep her busy, but rumor has it there's another in the making. She also happens to be founder of FundsforWriters.com, selected by Writer's Digest Magazine for its 101 Best Websites for Writers for 18 years in a row. She loves her life.