America’s #1 best selling “Queen of Suspense,” Mary Higgins Clark, is getting ready to celebrate her 90th birthday. But, true to her feisty nature, this amazing lady is not slowing down in the slightest… nor is she taking life for granted.
Always the adventurous type, Mary become one of the first ever stewardesses for Pan Am. She flew throughout Europe, Africa and Asia in 1949—way before international travel became part of the norm for many people. Yet, as was the case for many women at the time, romance and love literally grounded her as she gave up her travels to marry her first husband.
Soon, however, Mary’s natural curiosity and creativity prompted her to leave the housework behind and start taking a writing course at NYU. The professor challenged his students to ask themselves such creative prompts as “What if…?” “Suppose…?” and “Why…?” These seemingly simple suggestions have now led to scores of stories that have left Mary’s readers eagerly turning pages to discover whodunit and why.
But not only is Mary a gifted writer, she possesses a generous and gracious nature. I’ve been lucky enough to interview this remarkable woman six times and each experience has been special.
Her latest book, Every Breath You Take has just been released and she joined me on Feisty Side of Fifty Radio to share some of the highlights. The interview is a brief 10-minutes and I invite you to take a listen. Not only will you learn about the book, you will hear Mary share some of her thoughts on staying active and engaged.
Mary is a fascinating, adventurous woman who will inspire you to live life to the fullest no matter how many candles sit atop your birthday cake. Long may she celebrate and long may she reign as our very favorite Queen of Suspense!