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Becky Clark | Author-Reader Match

April 9, 2019

Instead of trying to find your perfect match in a dating app, we bring you the “Author-Reader Match” where we introduce you to authors as a reader you may fall in love with. It’s our great pleasure to present BECKY CLARK!

Light-hearted, cozy mysteries with funny, quirky characters you want to hang out with in real life. The newest book is Foul Play on Words, book #2 in the Mystery Writer’s Mysteries, following Fiction Can Be Murder. In both, Charlemagne “Charlee” Russo is a mystery writer who keeps stepping in the metaphorical (and sometimes literal) dog poo of life.

Married Colorado empty-nester who gets much too excited about forensics, tap dancing, FBI profiling, Broadway musicals, the purses she makes out of rescued books, true crime cases, German chocolate cake, coffee, vinyl LPs, and wine … not necessarily in that order.

What I’m looking for in my ideal reader match:

  • Must love funny books.
  • Must love dogs because there’s at least one in every book I write.
  • Must understand the phrase “suspension of disbelief” because how many bad things can happen to one protagonist??
  • Must love stories about ordinary people going about their ordinary lives when—BLAMMO—something terrible happens to them! All they want to do is crawl back under the covers until they come to the realization that eating grilled cheese sandwiches isn’t going to make their problems go away.
  • Must not be offended by a wayward expletive lobbed, almost always, out of frustration, fear, or shock. No different than what you’d say if you were driving with me.

What to expect if we’re compatible:

  • a rollicking good time with a cast of characters to love and look forward to
  • a free bonus story related to Foul Play on Words when you subscribe to my So Seldom It’s Shameful newsletter
  • Giveaways from me and other authors via my newsletter  
  • your favorite places to connect and interact with me …






A Mystery Writer’s Mystery #2

Foul Play on Words

Between a kidnapping, a double booking, and a crew of hapless volunteers, Charlee is worried the writing conference will go to the dogs…

Mystery author Charlee Russo agrees to speak at a Portland writers’ conference organized by her friend Viv Lundquist. When Viv picks her up at the airport, she frantically explains that her daughter Hanna has been kidnapped. Unfortunately, Viv has a history of embellishing the truth and Hanna has a history of disappearing.

Charlee takes over the conference preparation so Viv can search for her daughter, but the situation gets tense when the hotel double-books the event with a dog show. Despite it all, Charlee is compelled to investigate after she learns shocking secrets about both Hanna and Viv. Can she find Hanna in time, or will a plot twist lead her to a ruff ending?

Mystery Woman Sleuth | Mystery Amateur Sleuth | Suspense [Midnight Ink, On Sale: April 8, 2019, e-Book, ISBN: 9780738753669 / ]

About Becky Clark

Becky Clark

Becky Clark is the seventh of eight kids, which explains both her insatiable need for attention and her atrocious table manners. She likes to read funny books so it felt natural to write them too. She surrounds herself with quirky people and pets who end up as characters in her books. Readers say her books are “fast and thoroughly entertaining” with “witty humor and tight writing” and “humor laced with engaging characters” so you should “grab a cocktail and enjoy the ride.” They also say “Warning: You will laugh out loud. I’m not kidding,” and “If you like Janet Evanovich, you will like Becky Clark.”


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