I’ve written about Mary Higgins Clark before. I came across her first suspense novel, Where Are The Children in the late seventies and was hooked. In a recent post, I named some of my favorite novels written by her.
So, I was saddened to learn the Queen of Suspense passed away on January 31 at the age of 92 from complications of old age.
Not only did I enjoy reading her books, but she also inspired me as a writer. Here are a few things about her.
- Each of her fifty-six novels have become best sellers
- There are over 100 million copies of her books in print
- She remained with the same publisher, Simon & Schuster, her entire writing career
- Like many authors, she had numerous rejections before her first novel was accepted for publication, but she never gave up.
I could write more, but I’ll let you listen to her own words. I think they will inspire you. She is a testiment to the fact we should never give up our dreams.