Mary Higgins Clark

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Mary Higgins Clark, #1 international and New York Times bestselling author, is the author of 46 books and counting: she’s written thirty-three suspense novels; three collections of short stories; a historical novel, Mount Vernon Love Story; two children’s books, including The Magical Christmas Horse; and a memoir, Kitchen Privileges. She has also written five holiday suspense novels with Carol Higgins Clark and The Cinderella Murder, a new thriller in collaboration with bestselling novelist Alafair Burke.

Clark’s books have sold more than 100 million copies in the United States alone. Her books are beloved around the world and have made her an international bestseller many times over.

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Mary Higgins Clark The advice would be to everyone who wants to write: start it.

But specifically, if you want to be a suspense writer, something I did that was…more
The advice would be to everyone who wants to write: start it.

But specifically, if you want to be a suspense writer, something I did that was extremely helpful may work for you. I wanted to see how Daphne Du Maurier was able to give the suspense to "Rebecca" that made that book a classic. I wrote the first paragraph and the last paragraph of every chapter and did a synopsis of what went in that chapter. It was a wonderful way to see how she built suspense in such a subtle manner. (less)
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“Funny, when you finally faced reality, it was amazing how clearly you could see things.”
Mary Higgins Clark, Loves Music, Loves to Dance

“When someone is mean to me, I just make them a victim in my next book.”
Mary Higgins Clark

“It's funny how, even long after you've accepted the grief of losing someone you love and truly have gotten on with your life, every once in a while something comes up that plays "gotcha," and for a moment or tow the car tissue seperates and the wound is raw again.”
Mary Higgins Clark, The Second Time Around

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