C. Hope Clark is contributing the short story “Rich Talk” to Killer Nashville Presents…First Kills. Clark pens Southern crime fiction with two series under her belt, “The Carolina Slade Mysteries” and “The Edisto Island Mysteries,” published with Bell Bridge Books. She is also the editor of FundsforWriters.com, a resource for writers honored by Writer’s Digest for its “101 Best Websites for Writers” for over a decade. Hope speaks across the country about writing and mysteries and is known for her motivational voice. She lives on Lake Murray in central South Carolina when she isn’t at Edisto Beach.