Clarke, Kenneth 1957-
CLARKE, Kenneth 1957-
PERSONAL: Born March 22, 1957, in Wichita, KS; son of Carolyn Gunnels Clarke. Ethnicity: "Caucasian." Education: El Centro Junior College, A.A.S., 1981; East Texas State University, B.S., 1986. Politics: Republican. Religion: Protestant. Hobbies and other interests: Collecting vintage radio tapes, 1925-65; learning to speak French.
ADDRESSES: Home—3130 Royal Gable Dr., Dallas, TX 75229-3787. E-mail—[email protected]
CAREER: Spring Corp., Dallas, TX, customer service associate and departmental assistant, 1987-2001; writer.
MEMBER: Mystery Writers of America, National Writers Association.
The Case of the Magnolia Murders (mystery novel), 1stBooks Library (Bloomington, IN), 1998.
Deadly Justice (mystery novel), 1stBooks Library (Bloomington, IN), 2002.
SIDELIGHTS: Kenneth Clarke told CA: "I've always liked mystery books. It's because of the challenge involved with solving a crime which baffles everyone else and bringing the criminal to justice.
"Every good mystery writer should make a concerted effort expand the perimeters of the genre, instead of expanding upon pre-existing plots. Doing so makes their work new and different and helps showcase the author's talent. The mystery genre has been around for quite a while, but the scientific and technological techniques used today have not. It should be incumbent upon every mystery author to reflect these changes in his or her novel. Readers deserve something new and exciting!"