Death of a Legend #ThursdayThoughts

She was simply-legendary!

Joan Hall

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…

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