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Mindy Starns Clark's Bio:

Mindy Starns Clark is the bestselling author of the inspirational Million Dollar Mysteries and Smart Chick Mysteries series. Her novels include A Penny for Your Thoughts, Don't Take Any Wooden Nickels, A Dime a Dozen, A Quarter for a Kiss, The Buck Stops Here, The Trouble with Tulip, Blind Dates Can Be Murder, and Elementary, My Dear Watkins.  Her first standalone mystery, Whispers of the Bayou, will be released in January 2008.

A finalist for the Romance Writers of America's Inspirational Readers' Choice Award, Clark is also the author of numerous plays and musicals which have been performed all over the United States.  She has written textbooks, articles, short stories, and more than 75 computer software manuals.  Clark’s writings also appear in the inspirational anthologies What the Wind Picked Up and Divine Secrets of the Yahweh Sisterhood.  

In The House That Cleans Itself, her first nonfiction release, Clark shows you how to keep your home twice as clean in half the time by learning to adapt your house to fit your behavior.  If you find yourself constantly struggling to keep your house clean but never getting anywhere, Clark reassures you that you’re not alone and there is a solution.  As one who battled chronic messiness herself, she explains that most people who face a seemingly endless struggle with housekeeping are probably trying too hard or doing something wrong. Clark’s unique approach also incorporates a spiritual element as she discusses the benefits of taking a “prayer walk” through the home and creating a devotional area.   If you're tired of wrestling with messiness and disorder in your home, then it's time to consider a new approach, think outside the box, and use creative problem-solving to get a handle on the clutter and dirt you've been battling all of your life. Follow Clark's fun and encouraging step-by-step plan, and sooner than you think you too will have a House That Cleans Itself.

Clark has been interviewed on Cornerstone Television’s Getting Together; Between the Lines on Louisiana Public Broadcasting; WHYY TV’s Chat with the Author; Author! Author! with Lynne Ford in Fort Wayne, Indiana; Point of View with Rosa Dunn; and  Live at the Library in Coatesville, Pennsylvania.

A former singer and stand-up comedian, Clark is also a popular inspirational speaker and playwright.  She enjoys speaking to churches, civic groups, and libraries across the country.  Her unique blend of humor and insight make her an audience favorite. Clark is active in her home church where she serves as library director, a small group leader, and as a Lose it for Life program co-leader. She is also a member of several writers’ groups, including Chi Libris, American Christian Fiction Writers, and Sisters in Crime.

Born and raised in Louisiana, Clark now lives near Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, with her husband, two teenage daughters, and two dogs.  

Visit Mindy's website at www.mindystarnsclark.com