Mary Higgins Clark
(1929 - )
||Widely known as the "Queen of the Suspense Novel",
Mary Higgans Clark was born in New York City on December 24, 1929. Before
starting her writing career, she worked in an advertising agency
and as a stewardess for Pan Am. She married neighbor Warren Clark in 1950.
She began writing after marrying and sold her first short story for $100
in 1956. Her husband died of a heart attack in 1964 and Higgans
Clark wrote radio scripts to support herself and her five children.
Her first book, Aspire to the Heavens, was a biographical novel
on the life George Washington. Her second book was the suspense novel Where
Are the Children? (1975) , which quickly became a bestseller. In 1974,
she enrolled at Fordham University at Lincoln Center. She graduated
summa cum laude in 1979, with a B.A. in philosophy. She married John J.
Conheeney on November 30, 1996 and currently lives in Saddle River, New
Jersey. Higgans Clark is the author of twenty bestsellers. Works include:
Stranger Is Watching (1978); The Cradle Will Fall (1980); A
Cry in the Night (1982); Stillwatch (1984); Weep No More,
My Lady (1987); While My Pretty One Sleeps (1989); Loves
Music, Loves to Dance (1991); All Around the Town (1992); Lucky
Day (1992); I'll Be Seeing You (1993); Remember Me (1994);
Me Call You Sweetheart (1995); Silent Night (1995); Moonlight
Becomes You (1996); Pretend You Don't See Her (1997)