Fordham Notes: Mary Higgins Clark, On Her Fordham Education

Monday, June 10, 2013

Mary Higgins Clark, On Her Fordham Education

Internationally renowned author Mary Higgins Clark’s first suspense novel, Where Are the Children? (Simon & Schuster, 1975) marked a pivotal moment in her life. Higgins Clark, a widower and mother of five children, used the book’s bestselling success to pursue a lifelong dream: earn a college education.

“When we educate young leaders, we give not only a gift to them but to the next generation,” Higgins Clark said in an interview in the June/July issue of Kiwanis Magazine.

Mary Higgins Clark, FCLC '79

Even as a student at Fordham College at Lincoln Center, she continued writing. A Stranger is Watching (Simon & Schuster, 1977) and The Cradle Will Fall (Simon & Schuster, 1980) became bestsellers. She graduated summa cum laude in 1979 with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy. Today, Higgins Clark’s 32 novels have sold more than 85 million copies in the U.S. Her most recent suspense novel, Daddy's Gone a Hunting, was released in April.

Read more from the “Queen of Suspense” in her interview with Kiwanis Magazine.

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