Rockford’s Karla Manarchy Clark publishes second book

Karla Manarchy Clark announced the publication of her second book—Knotted Pearls—a collection of 13 short stories. The new book, published by AuthorHouse, comes out just 13 months after Clark launched her first novel, Between Courses: A Culinary Love Story.

Clark is a graduate of Boylan High School, Rock Valley College and Northern Illinois University. She holds a degree in journalism, has worked as a free-lance writer and is currently employed as a pharmaceutical representative for Abbott Laboratories. She lives in Rockford with her husband and their two sons, where she is at work on a new novel, this one, set in her hometown of Rockford.

While editing the new book of short stories, Clark actively promoted her novel, talking about her book and the writing/publishing process to the media, professional groups, school children, and to women’s book clubs. Clark is slated as guest speaker at the Women Educators’ Luncheon at Klehm Arboretum in April 2005, and has been invited to host a book discussion at the Rockford Woman’s Club/Rockford Public Library Foundation’s fourth annual fund-raiser—the Literary Evening Downtown on Saturday, April 16 at the Main Library in downtown Rockford.

The author will launch her new book on Saturday, Jan. 22, at the North End Neighborhood Coffee Bar, at 1408 N. Main St. in Rockford. Clark will be available from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. to sell and sign copies of Knotted Pearls. The public is welcome.

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