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About Antoinette M. Clarke and Tricia Clarke-Stone
Antoinette Clarke is a two-time Emmy Award-winning television producer and the vice president of branded entertainment and media innovation at CBS. She has worked as a producer for The Tyra Banks Show, Rachael Ray, and The Nate Berkus Show and as the director of broadcast sales integration for Martha Stewart Living. In 2017, she was honored with a Black Women in Media award and in 2018 was named 1 of 39 featured in Adweek's annual Disruptors list.
Tricia Clarke-Stone is an entrepreneur, innovative marketer, and CEO of WP Narrative_, a creative and tech agency she cofounded with Hip Hop mogul Russell Simmons that was acquired by Hollywood producer Will Packer. Tricia has earned spots on both Ad Age's and Crain's New York's 40 Under 40, Adweek's Disruptors list, and Refinery29's Black Is the New Black list. Her work has been honored at SXSW, Cannes Lions, the Clios, the Shortys, and the Webbys.
About Double Down: Bet on Yourself and Succeed on Your Terms
As African American women who have climbed their way to the highest ranks of the media world, Tricia and Antoinette have learned that to win when the deck is stacked against you, you need to ditch the old Status Quo rules. Whether you’re starting your career, wondering why you’re not further along, or looking to pivot,you’ve got to double down on yourself, and you’ve got to cultivate a tribe of people who will double down on you, too.
About Barbara Kavovit
Barbara Kavovit, aka Barbara K is a real-life heroine reminiscent of a Jackie Collins’ character. The People magazine headline said it best: “Construction CEO Barbara Kavovit is Tapping the Glass Ceiling with a Hard Hat - and Telling her Story in a New Novel”. Barbara K, is a constructiontrailblazer and women’s tool creator who founded one of the first general contracting and construction management firms in New York, becoming one of Crain’s “100 Most Influential Women in Business” by the time she was thirty. A New York Post columnist for six years, she’s authored two nonfiction books, Room for Improvement and Invest in Your Nest. Barbara has been featured in Marie Claire, the New York Times, Vogue, Forbes, Women’s Wear Daily among others. She lives in New York City with her son Zachary and was a member of the season eleven cast of The Real Housewives of New York City.
About Heels of Steel
In her sparkling fiction debut, HEELS OF STEEL taps into her real-life adventures as a pioneering construction company owner to craft a seductive, fast-paced novel set in the heady world of Manhattan renovations and new builds. This compulsively readable tale centers around a powerhouse heroine with lofty dreams of changing the cityscape and plenty of obstacles threatening her ascent. Pulsing with humor, heat, and tons of juicy drama stirred up by a colorful cast of characters and introduces a vibrant new talent in contemporary women’s fiction.
About Hank Phillippi Ryan
HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN is the on-air investigative reporter for Boston’s WHDH-TV. She's won 36 EMMYs, 14 Edward R. Murrow awards and dozens of other honors for her groundbreaking journalism. A nationally bestselling author of 11 mystery novels, Hank has also won multiple prestigious awards for her crime fiction: five Agathas and the coveted Mary Higgins Clark Award.
National reviews have called Hank a "master at crafting suspenseful mysteries" and "a superb and gifted storyteller."
Her novels have been named Best Thrillers of the year by Library Journal, New York Post, BOOK BUB, PopSugar, Real Simple Magazine and others. Her newest book is the acclaimed standalone psychological thriller THE MURDER LIST. CNN named it an Ultimate Beach Read and the Library Journal rave starred review calls it "a riveting must read!"
About The Murder List
With THE MURDER LIST, Ryan has spun a stunning new psychological standalone that delves deep inside the twists, turns, and complicated manipulations in the search for justice—as well as the twists, turns and complicated manipulations of marriage.
Law student Rachel North will tell you, without hesitation, what she knows to be true: She's smart, she’s a hard worker, she always does the right thing. She’s successfully married to a faithful and passionate husband, a lion of Boston's defense bar. And her internship with a powerful DA's office guarantees her ticket to a successful future.
Problem is—she’s wrong.
It's a cat and mouse and cat game--where the battle for justice becomes a battle for survival.
Rachel. Jack. Martha.
Who is next on THE MURDER LIST?