Valerie Clark Nominated For Georgia Author of the Year
For Novel Tormented Without A Trace

Author Has Earned Critical Acclaim For Romantic Thriller

Atlanta, GA/December 17, 2002 - Author Valerie Clark was nominated for Georgia Author of the Year for her romantic thriller, Tormented Without A Trace. Tormented Without A Trace is a gripping suspense novel that has earned the author critical acclaim and a devoted fan base from across the country. The Georgia Author of the Year Award will be announced in June 2003. Tormented Without A Trace is the first book of many to come by Atlanta resident, Valerie Clark.

"I am thrilled to be nominated for this award," said Valerie Clark, "To be nominated for the top award given by the Georgia Writers Association is a high honor."

"Writing has always been a dream of mine," continued Clark, "Like most authors I wondered as I wrote Tormented Without A Trace, how would my writing be judged, to be nominated for this award is reward enough for me."

Tormented Without A Trace is a riveting romantic thriller that tells the tale of Natalie Baylor, a high profile player on Wall Street, who seeks love in all of the wrong places. It is her tale of searching for love and coming to face reality with herself. The book is slated to be a feature film.

Tormented Without A Trace has earned Ms. Clark numerous award nominations including the coveted Pen/Faulkner Award, the Before Columbus Foundation Book Award, the Independent Book Award, and 2003 Writers Digest Award.

The Georgia Author of the Year Award is given annually to books judged to be the best written by a Georgia author. Criteria for the award include, original writing style, character development, and dialogue.

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