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North Cariboo author releases another romantic suspense novel

Christine Clark has now written eight books published by The Wild Rose Press
Christine Clark holds a copy of her newest novel Forging Forgiveness. (Robyn Clark Photography)

An award-winning author near Quesnel has recently released her eighth romantic suspense book.

Christine Clark hasn’t slowed her creative writing since publishing her first novel in 2016.

Her latest Forging Forgiveness, written under the pen name C.B. Clark, is about a small-town college instructor who discovers bloody, bare footprints while running in a state park in the Colorado Rockies. The footprints bring back nightmares of the past for the instructor, who joins forces with a detective determined to redeem himself in his new position in Colorado.

“Together, they fight off somebody trying to kill them and end up — well, I won’t tell you the ending,” Clark said.

Clark decided to try her hand at writing after being forced to take a year off from her job as a teacher when a botched operation on her thyroid caused her to lose her voice.

She has since retired and usually puts pen to paper at her home in Kersley with classic country songs playing in the background by artists such as Patsy Cline.

“I’ll never forget,” Clark said of receiving the phone call while camping in the Okanagan that her first story would be printed. “I was incredibly thrilled, of course.”

Initially, Clark said she was hesitant to tell others she wrote romantic suspense as some automatically think of Harlequin Romance or believe that the genre is not real literature.

Now, however, there is no holding back.

“The time of writer I am is I just start with an idea, and I don’t know where the story is going,” Clark said. “To not know where the story is going to go is fun.”

Clark’s latest novel is available at Books & Company and other online retailers, including Amazon.

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