It’s my honor today to welcome author Bri Clark, who is here to tell us a bit about herself and to show off the amazing cover for her upcoming release, GLAZIER. Pull up a chair and settle in for some good old fashioned Southern hospitality as we chat with the “belle of Boise.”
Welcome, Bri! It’s fab to have you here. Your life itself is an amazing backstory for your work as an author. Which events had the most influence on your path to publication?
When you lose everything it’s easy to put yourself out there. You have nothing left to lose. I was a Realtor if that indicates losing everything.
Ouch. What inspired your latest release?
It all started when I was out walking and was listening to a song by Evanescence, and I saw this woman kicking ass and took off from there.
That’ll do it! Which genre are you drawn to as a reader? Do you prefer to read in the same genre as your WIP or do you mix it up?
I mix it up a little But I prefer the fantasy, paranormal romances. However, I do review some thrillers and other romances.
I bet you do have a good variety as a reviewer. That’s a neat way to discover new genres! Have you ever battled with any of your characters over their personality traits? If so, who won – you or the character?
Yes I’ve battled with many characters. We usually come to a medium.
Can’t be the good ol’ fashioned compromise! Have you ever made big changes in your story because someone – your crit partner, a friend, or beta reader – really didn’t like it? Are you glad you did (or didn’t)?
Usually those suggestions spur a whole knew better idea than either any of us could have considered.
That outside perspective can be awesome – especially when we’ve been staring at our ms for son long! As a suspense writer, how do you keep track of the clues and plot twists?
It’s just natural. I’m lucky I guess.
*Jealous!* LOL. What are you currently working on?
Glazier releases at the end of May 2011. I’m in the final editing stages. It’s been a long but rewarding road.
Without further ado, let’s check out the blurb for GLAZIER:
Marie Kincaid suffering the greatest loss a woman can know runs from the pain. Falling asleep deep within the forest she awakes in an infirmary with a loss of memory and a power, she’s always possessed yet never known: Glazier. Glazier enables Marie to embark on a new life free of pain but most importantly free of the past. Heightened senses, accelerated strength, speed, and learning abilities make Marie a perfect candidate to be a spy…also a perfect companion for Henry Tenison…the only other known Glazier.
Henry, a loner and proud rogue finds his world upended when his connection to Marie is forged through Glazier. Unsure of how to progress with any relationship with her he endeavors to keep it strictly platonic and professional. As far away, missions and romantic surroundings entice him into pursuing his deeper desires he caves. However, Marie’ love changes everything.
Determined to free them both of the spy world and hold Abram their superior has over them Henry implements a plot to disappear. However, when things become dangerous in their latest mission, their first undercover, and memories of Marie’s past surface suggesting another man…will Henry’s efforts prove to come too late? If Marie remembers her past, will she still want their future?
Bri Clark is a real example of redemption and renewal. Growing penniless in the South, Bri learned street smarts while caring for her brother in a broken home. She watched her mother work several jobs to care for their small family. Once her brother could fend for himself, Bri moved on to a series of bad choices including leaving school and living on her own. Rebelliousness was a strong understatement to describe those formative years. As a teenager, her wakeup call came from a fight with brass knuckles and a judge that gave her a choice of shaping up or spending time in jail. She took that opportunity and found a way to moved up from the streets. She ended up co-owning an extremely successful construction business. She lived the high life until the real estate crash when she lost everything. She moved west and found herself living with her husband and 4 kids in a 900 square foot apartment. She now fills her time, writing, blogging, leading a group of frugal shoppers and sharing her southern culture. Her unique background gives her writing a raw sensibility. She understands what it takes to overcome life’s obstacles. She often tells friends, “I can do poor. I’m good at poor. It’s prosperity that I’m not used to.” Bri and her husband Chris live in Boise. Bri is known as the Belle of Boise for her true southern accent, bold demeanor and hospitable nature.