Four-time New York Times bestselling author WAHIDA CLARK
delivers the final chapter from her “Payback” series
BLOOD, SWEAT & PAYBACK
In stores today from Cash Money Content Books!
FOUR-time New York Times bestselling urban fiction author Wahida Clark delivers the final chapter to her “Payback” series, Blood, Sweat & Payback, on April 22, from Cash Money Content books. Blood, Sweat & Payback marks Clark’s fourth original novel for CMC, the book publishing arm of the iconic record label Cash Money Records, home to platinum artists Nicki Minaj and Drake. CMC is distributed by Atria/Simon & Schuster.
Blood Sweat & Payback follows 2012’s “Payback Ain’t Enough” (CMC) which debuted on the New York Times list at #27. 2008’s “Payback With Ya Life” marked Clarks first appearance on the New York Times list and was one of the first few Urban Fiction novels to make on the list.
Considered the “Queen of Street Fiction,” Clark is one of the most sought after authors of the hip hop generation. She is one of only 4 Urban Lit authors to have ever appeared on the New York Times list and is the only Urban Lit author on the list who has served time. Clark has sold more than 800,000 novels to date. Last year’s release, “Honor Thy Thug,” also from CMC, was her first release in hardcover and followed 2011’s “Justify My Thug” (CMC) which debuted on the New York Times bestseller list at #19, her highest debut to date.
“Payback Is A Mutha,” the first release from Clark’s “Payback” series, was released in 2006 and was handwritten from her prison cell in solitary confinement.
Wahida Clark has an amazing story. Tenacity, vision and sheer determination are what helped her turn her life completely around and rise to become the successful author and business woman she is today. Clark began writing her first novel while serving a 9 ½ year prison sentence, including 9 months in solitary confinement, at the Lexington Prison Camp in Lexington, Ky for money laundering and mail fraud. While behind bars, Clark inked a publishing deal with a major publisher, wrote and released 7 novels, including one NY Times bestseller, and laid the groundwork for her company, Wahida Clark Presents Publishing.
Clark has written 13 successful novels to date. Her novels are written to entertain readers as well as to serve as cautionary tales.
Since opening its doors in 2007, Clarks “Wahida Clark Presents” Publishing has since grown into one of the most successful Street Lit publishing houses in the industry with a net worth of nearly 1 million dollars. She attributes her savvy business model to jail house-mate and multi-millionaire businesswoman Martha Stewart, who she consulted with on her business plan, receiving invaluable advice.
Blood, Sweat & Payback tells the story of ‘around-the way-girl’ Shan and the chaos surrounding her
relationship with her wealthy drug Kingpin lover Briggen. With even higher stakes, danger and glamour
than the novel’s predecessors, Shan and all of her clan are on a treacherous path where ambition and secrets collide in Blood, Sweat & Payback.
As well as an accomplished author, Wahida Clark is a motivational speaker who has shares her amazing at prisons, juvenile facilities, halfway houses and high schools in the New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania areas. “I share my story as often as I can in hopes of opening the eyes of young people caught up in the life of fast money on the streets of our urban communities,” said Clark. “If my story changes the path of just one at-risk youth, I have done what I have set out to do.”
Clark is founder and National Vice President of the East Orange NJ- based Prodigal Sons and Daughters Redirection Services, a foundation whose programs help hundreds of convicts and ex-convicts per year to succeed in home-life, family-life, work-life, as well as in their communities and in society. She also works closely with Phoenix Academy Inc., as Vice President, an organization that provides support groups and mentors for at-risk youth.
For more information on Wahida Clark, log onto www.wclarkpublishing.com. For information on Prodigal Sons and Daughters go to Prodigalsite.org. Follow Wahida on twitter @wahidaclark and on facebook at facebook.com/wahidaclarksrealreaders or facebook.com/wahidaclark.