a really sockeroo contract

Posted: December 20th, 2017 | No Comments »

draft post from 2014 (!) about mary higgins clark living her best life, reminded of it by this npr interview with clark:

mary higgins clarkmary higgins clark, courtesy of Tony Cenicola/The New York Times

Ms. Clark’s own tenure on Central Park South began when, like Alvirah, she hit the jackpot. There she was, a widowed mother of five living in suburban New Jersey, sitting at the kitchen table and writing the novel, “Where Are the Children?” which was published in 1975. Its success led to a “really sockeroo contract” for the next book, “And I thought: ‘What do I want?’ because I realized I could afford a luxury,” recalled Ms. Clark, whose new novel, “The Cinderella Murder,” a collaboration with Alafair Burke, will be out in November. “And a voice from the cloud said, ‘Mary, every Irish Catholic girl from the Bronx has wanted an apartment on Central Park South.’ ”

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