Saturday, March 26, 2011
The Case of the Best-Selling Author - How a former Pan Am stewardess has stayed at the top of the publishing game since 1975..
"They don't want 'From the Mary Higgins Clark tradition,' " Clark said. "I say, 'I think you're foolish.' " Her children object on the grounds that the brand would be degraded, even if there's more money to be made. . "Either she wrote it, or she didn't," son Warren Clark said, with daughter and fellow bestselling author Carol Higgins Clark adding "Her readers have a certain kind of attachment to her. You couldn't have someone else writing them." S&S CEO Carolyn Reidy didn't want to talk about the subject at all: "We don't even want to think about a time when we're not publishing Mary."