October 5

#ThirteenforThursday with C.B. Clark


Welcome author C.B. Clark for this week’s Thirteen for Thursday


Who was your first book boyfriend?

Rhett Butler in Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell. I loved that book and loved that man. The novel is 1,037 pages long, but I couldn’t put it down. Rhett was such a dashing hero, handsome, sexy, and a real bad boy.

What is your favorite music guilty pleasure?

Old time Country/Western music. I love all the old country songs, the twang, the heartbreak, the whiskey-roughened voices.

What is the most adventurous thing you’ve ever done while sober?

Canyoneering in Costa Rica down a 400-foot waterfall. My heart was thundering and my knees were weak. All I could think of was what if the rope breaks? It didn’t and I was pretty proud of myself for taking on that challenge.

[K.J. here – I. Would. Have. Died.]

Aside from writing, what different types of jobs have you done?

I worked as an archaeologist and conducted archaeological surveys and digs throughout Northern British Columbia. I’ve also taught a variety of subjects at the college, high school, and elementary levels.

When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?

My Grandmother gave me a book about Howard Carter’s discovery of King Tut’s tomb when I was nine. Ever since then, I wanted to be an archaeologist.

White chocolate, milk chocolate, or dark chocolate?

Any chocolate, anytime, any way, all the time.

If you could witness any event past, present or future, what would it be?

The day in 1922 when Howard Carter discovered King Tut’s tomb. I can only imagine the thrill of entering that musty tomb and seeing all those treasures that hadn’t been seen in thousands of years.

What is the first movie you remember seeing?

One Million BC starring Raquel Welch in all her fur bikini splendor. My family and I watched it at the drive-in movie theatre. I huddled in the back of our family station wagon in my pajamas terrified at all the man-eating dinosaurs.

Favorite Olympic sport?

I competed in Track in high school, so I enjoy watching Track & Field events. I especially love the decathlon. What superior athletes.

Spiders, friends or foes?

I don’t like spiders. Not. One. Bit.

What is the most interesting topic you’ve researched?

I write romantic suspense so I’ve researched many quirky topics for my novels. The most interesting one was poisons. There are so many deadly poisons, many untraceable.

You’re trying to find a brand-new author to read. What’s your decision process?

I read all genres, but my sweet spot is romantic suspense. After that, I look at the cover and read the blurb on the back of the book. I’m tall, so it helps if the book is on the top two shelves in a bookstore.

You have to move somewhere you’ve never been. Where would you choose to go?

Norway. It’s the world’s happiest country.

Bonus Round

What is your non-writing super power?

Making lists. I have lists all over the house. In fact, I made a list when I was preparing this Blog. There’s nothing better than crossing items off a long list as they’re completed.

What is your favorite movie quote?

“After all, tomorrow is another day.” Scarlet says this in Gone with the Wind. This quote shows the Southern belle’s fighting spirit. She’s beaten, but not destroyed. And maybe, just maybe, she’ll win Rhett back.

C.B.’s Online Playground

Blog https://cbclarkauthor.wordpress.com

Twitter https://twitter.com/cbclarkauthor

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/cbclarkauthor/

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/15029617.C_B_Clark

Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/C.-B.-Clark/e/B01BK61TQG/

Author Bio

Broken Trust is C.B. Clark’s fourth romantic suspense novel published by The Wild Rose Press. My Brother’s Sins and Cherished Secrets were released in 2016, and Bitter Legacy in 2017. C.B. has always loved reading, especially romances, but it wasn’t until she lost her voice for a year that she considered writing her own romantic suspense stories. She grew up in Canada’s Northwest Territories and Yukon. Graduating with a degree in Anthropology and Archaeology, she has worked as an archaeologist and an educator. She enjoys hiking, canoeing, and snowshoeing with her husband and dog near her home in the wilderness of central British Columbia.

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Posted October 5, 2017 by K.J. Pierce in category "Authors", "Thirteen for Thursday


  1. By cb clark on

    Thanks for hosting me on your Blog today, K.J. Your questions were fun to answer.

    1. By K.J. Pierce (Post author) on

      Thanks for playing, CB. I love Gone with the Wind, too! Book. Movie. Love. Them. 🙂

  2. By Charlotte on

    Loved getting to know you more CB. Gone with the Wind is a fave of mine too. Read the stellar review you just received on your new release. Congratulations and many happy sales.

    1. By K.J. Pierce (Post author) on

      Thanks for stopping by, Charlotte! Glad to see another Gone with the Wind fan! 🙂

    2. By cb clark on

      Thanks, Charlotte. I really appreciate your awesome support.

    1. By K.J. Pierce (Post author) on

      Thanks for stopping by, Jennifer! Archaeology is fascinating, isn’t is?

    2. By cb clark on

      I love archaeology. I was just in Jordan. Wow! Pera is incredible.

  3. By M. S. Spencer on

    My first class in college was Anthropology, my first professor Walter Fairservis, who had a dig in Hierakonpolis, Egypt. I remember the full skeleton he had hanging from a frame on the stage. I was totally hooked. Ended up in social anthropology rather than archaeology which was toooo hard! Did get to intern at Museum of Natural History in NY one summer & even met Margaret Mead. There’s nothing more exotic and adventurous than anthropology. Tlingit? Kwakiutl? What tribes are northern BC?

    1. By cb clark on

      Wow, M.S. Sounds like we have a lot in common. Margaret Mead is a hero of mine. Incredible that you met her. Northern BC has the Carrier (Dakelh), Nisga, Gitxsan, Tsilhqotin…to name a few.Where did you attend university?

    2. By K.J. Pierce (Post author) on

      I don’t know much about archaeology, but how cool that you got to intern at Museum of Natural History! Thanks for stopping by!

    1. By cb clark on

      Funny! Who knew all these Anthropology folk were romance writers. There’s a study in there somewhere. Nice to meet you.

  4. By Mary Morgan on

    Enjoyed getting to know you more, C.B.! And I’ve always wanted to be an archaeologist! Wow! All the best. 🙂

  5. By Judy Meadows on

    I also majored in Anthropology. And also loved Gone with the Wind. I must have been about twelve or thirteen when I read it. I was way too impressionable. The ending made me actually physically sick (lovesick). I holed away in my room, mooning, until I was ready for real life again.
    Nice to get to know you CB!

    1. By K.J. Pierce (Post author) on

      Hi, Judy – I can’t imagine reading Gone with the Wind at that age – good on you! I think I was still in my Bobbsey Twin/Encyclopedia Brown phase at 12-13. lol Thanks for stopping by!


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