Carol Higgins Clark
|Carol Higgins Clark|
July 28, 1956 |
New York City, New York
|Alma mater||Mount Holyoke College|
|Notable work(s)||Regan Reilly series|
Carol Higgins Clark (born 1956) is an American mystery author. She is also the daughter of suspense writer Mary Higgins Clark, with whom she has co-authored several Christmas novels, and the former sister-in-law of author Mary Jane Clark.
Born in New York City and raised in New Jersey, Clark received her B.A. from Mount Holyoke College. During her college career, she began re-typing her mother's transcripts. She also made contributions such as renaming locations and characters. Out of her four siblings, Carol was the only one to become a writer. One thing that made a great impact on this decision was helping her mother. While Mary Higgins Clark attempted juggling a full-time job and trying to finish her second book, the younger Higgins Clark grasped this opportunity to familiarize herself with the process of writing a book and telling tales, not knowing this would be her start in becoming a well-known author. Just as her mother does, Carol Higgins Clark writes suspense books. One main difference in the mother and daughter's writings is that Carol's books contain a slight sense of humor that her mother's, Mary Higgins Clark do not possess. All of Carol's novels feature Regan Reilly (a famous recurring character), plot points about male escorts, and pantyhose conventions that come from real sources. In her video for NJN Public Television, Carol explains how she uses her first job experience to help her with ideas about her book. In her book "Iced", she uses a woman who is working at a dry cleaners. The woman uncovers evidence found in the pockets of a customer.
Carol Higgins Clark chose acting as her profession and began to study acting after graduating from Mount Holyoke College. In 1975, she starred in "Who Killed Amy Lang", which aired on Good Morning America. She also performed in Wendy Wassersein's play "Uncommon Women". She played lead in the film "A Cry In The Night", based on a novel by her mother.
Clark's New York apartment building, The Belaire, was hit by a small plane on October 11, 2006 flown by New York Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle. Her 38th floor condominium was just a floor below the main impact zone ; she was not at home during the accident. Clark has appeared on the game show To Tell The Truth.
- 1992 Decked
- 1993 Snagged
- 1995 Iced
- 1998 Twanged
- 2001 Fleeced
- 2002 Jinxed
- 2003 Popped
- 2005 Burned
- 2006 Hitched
- 2007 Laced
- 2008 Zapped
- 2009 Cursed
- 2010 Wrecked
- 2011 Mobbed
- 2012 Gypped
- Deck the Halls
- He Sees You When You're Sleeping
- The Christmas Thief
- Santa Cruise
- Dashing Through the Snow
- "Just Take My Heart"
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- Carol Higgins Clark at the Internet Movie Database
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