Merit Clark writes the Jack Fariel detective series set in Denver. KILLING STREAK, the first book in the series, won the Colorado Independent Publishers Association (CIPA) EVVY Book Award and was a Quarterfinalist in both the 2018 ScreenCraft Cinematic Book Competition and the Amazon Breakthrough Novel contest. KILLING INNOCENCE is book two in the series and delves deep into the world of human trafficking.

Her high-velocity story RESCUE is featured in the anthology Blood & Gasoline from Hex Publishers. Author John Hartness describes the anthology as “Mad Max meets Sons of Anarchy!”

Her short story HOSPICE was awarded fourth place (out of 18,000 entries) in the 74th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition and featured a somewhat less-than-sympathetic hospice nurse.

You’d be correct in assuming this all sounds dark and extremely violent for an unassuming, mild-mannered software developer from Long Island. In the course of research, Merit has been shot at by gang members, worn a bomb suit, and broken into a gangbanger’s girlfriend’s apartment. Not all at the same time.

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