Kathy Clark

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Kathy (Wernly) Clark is an American bestselling author of Contemporary Romance novels that encompass the young adult mystery, new adult romantic suspense, erotic romance and contemporary romance genres. She has also published works under the pen names of Kris Cassidy and Bob Kat (Co-written with her husband, Bob Wernly).[1]

Biography[edit]

Kathy Clark was born in Houston, Texas, grew up in Alvin, Texas and graduated from Sam Rayburn High School in Pasadena, Texas. She sold her first book to Dell for their Candlelight Ecstasy romance line in 1983. In 1989 she sold Sweet Anticipation to Harlequin American[2] which began a long association with Harlequin editor Tahti Carter. Clark's 23 women’s fiction (romance) novels have sold over 3 million copies in more than 10 languages and have been on the New York Times’ bestsellers’ list and won numerous awards.[citation needed]

In 2015, she graduated Summa Cum Laude from York College of Pennsylvania with a BA in Mass Communications and Fine Arts with a perfect 4.0 GPA. She then worked as an adjunct professor at York College and taught an upper level Media Writing class.

In 2012 she teamed up with her husband Bob Wernly to write a young adult time travel mystery/romance series called Time Shifters under the pen name of Bob Kat. Also, under the Kathy Clark pen name, they wrote a fictionalized version of his fraternity days at Kent State University in 1970 that mixes the drama of senior year with the first military draft lottery, the Vietnam war and the Kent State shootings.

Beginning in 2013 Kathy began co-writing all of her books with Bob. They have self-published three books in their New Adult series called Scandals under the name Kathy Clark.

In 2015, their Denver Heroes series was published by Random House followed in 2016 with their Austin Heroes series.

Bibliography[edit]

Originally Dell Candlelight Ecstasy Romances[edit]

  • 1985 Another Sunny Day
  • 1985 A Private Affair
  • 1985 Golden Days
  • 1986 A Hint of Splendor (reissued as Starry Nights)
  • 1986 Passion and Possession
  • 1987 Destiny’s Lady (reissued as Tempting Fate)
  • 1987 Carousel of Love (reissued as Risky Business)

Originally Harlequin American Romances[edit]

  • 1988 Sweet Anticipation
  • 1989 Kissed by an Angel
  • 1990 Sight Unseen
  • 1990 Phantom Angel
  • 1990 Angel of Mercy
  • 1991 Starting Over
  • 1992 Good Morning, Miss Greene
  • 1992 Cody’s Last Stand
  • 1992 Count Your Blessings
  • 1993 Goodbye Desperado
  • 1994 Groom Unknown (reissued as Cold Feet, Warm Heart)
  • 1995 Stroke of Midnight

Originally Harlequin Superromance[edit]

  • 1993 Hearts Against the Wind (Crystal Creek Series)
  • 1993 Stand by Your Man (Crystal Creek Series)

Originally Crown Pageant Romances (under the pen name Kris Cassidy)[edit]

  • 1989 No Satisfaction

Originally Kismet Romances[edit]

  • 1990 Born to be Wild

Originally Audio Entertainment Romances (with Margie Hansen)[edit]

  • 1993 Whisper Sweet Nothings
  • 1993 A Man For Molly

Original ebooks Published as Kathy Clark[edit]

  • 2012 Life’s What Happens
  • 2012 After Midnight Book #1 of Denver Heroes Romantic Suspense Series
  • 2013 Cries in the Night Book #2 of Denver Heroes Romantic Suspense Series
  • 2013 Due Dates Book #1 of the New Adult Romantic Suspense series, Scandals
  • 2014 Killer Date Book #2 of the New Adult Romantic Suspense series, Scandals
  • 2015 After Midnight Book #1 of Denver Heroes Romantic Suspense Series Published by Random House
  • 2015 Cries in the Night Book #2 of Denver Heroes Romantic Suspense Series Published by Random House
  • 2015 Worst Date Ever Book #3 of the New Adult Romantic Suspense series, Scandals
  • 2015 Deep Night Book #3 of Denver Heroes Romantic Suspense Series Published by Random House
  • 2015 Fantasy Suite Book #1 of Erotic Romance Room Service Series Published by Loose Id
  • 2016 After Love Book #1 of Austin Heroes Romantic Suspense Series Published by Random House
  • 2016 Master Suite Book #2 of Erotic Romance Room Service Series
  • 2016 Almost Forever Book #2 of Austin Heroes Romantic Suspense Series Published by Random House

Original ebooks Published as Bob Kat[edit]

  • 2012 Change The Past Book #1 of Time Shifters SeriesTM
  • 2013 Day At The Beach Book #2 of Time Shifters SeriesTM
  • 2013 Runaway Lover Book #3 of Time ShiftersSeriesTM
  • 2014 Forever Love Book #4 of Time ShiftersSeriesTM
  • 2016 Not My Life Book #5 of Time ShiftersSeriesTM

Awards[edit]

  • 1988 Romance Writer of the Year
  • 1989 Romantic Times WISH Hero Award for Cmdr. Scott Sanders from Kissed by an Angel
  • 1989 Romantic Times Best Harlequin American finalist for Kissed by an Angel
  • 1989 Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award for Angel of Mercy
  • 1990 Romantic Times Best Harlequin American for Angel of Mercy
  • 1991 Romance Writers of America National Service Award
  • 1991 Romance Writers of America RITA Finalist for Angel of Mercy
  • 1991 Romance Writers of America Region Four Service Award
  • 1993 Colorado Romance Writers Award of Excellence for Cody’s Last Stand
  • 1993 Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Awards Finalist for Stand by Your Man
  • 1994 Colorado Romance Writers Award of Excellence for Goodbye Desperado
  • 1995 Worldfest Houston International Film Festival 1st Place for biographic screenplay Matchless
  • 1995 Worldfest Houston International Film Festival 1st Place for dramatic/original screenplay Run for the Border
  • 1995 Worldfest Charleston International Film Festival 2nd Place for dramatic/adaptation screenplay When Lightning Strikes (adapted from Kristin Hannah’s novel)
  • 2013 Best Indie Book Young Adult for Change The Past
  • 2013 Best Indie Book Suspense for After Midnight
  • 2013 Best Indie Book Mainstream Finalist for Life’s What Happens
  • 2013 Beverly Hills Book Awards Finalist for Change The Past
  • 2013 Readers’ Favorite Suspense Bronze Award for After Midnight
  • 2013 Readers’ Favorite Young Adult Silver Award for Day At The Beach
  • 2014 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award for Cries In The Night
  • 2014 Colorado Humanities Colorado Book Award Finalists for Cries In The Night [3]
  • 2014 Readers' Favorite Young Adult Romance Bronze Award for Runaway Lover [4]
  • 2014 Readers' Favorite Fiction - Historical - Event/Era Bronze Award for Life's What Happens [4]
  • 2014 The Best Indie Book Awards Young Adult for Runaway Lover [5]
  • 2014 The Best Indie Book Awards Romance for Due Dates [5]
  • 2015 Readers' Favorite Book Awards finalist for Rest In Peace [6]
  • 2015 The Best Indie Book Awards Romance for Killer Date 3rd place [5]
  • 2015 The Best Indie Book Awards Romance for Rest In Peace finalist [5]
  • 2017 The Best Indie Book Awards Young Adult for Not My Life 1st place [5]

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