All of us at rĀthe® mourn the passing of Mary Higgins Clark.
Her books inspired the founder to pursue her life’s dream of becoming a mystery novelist.
Thank you, Mary Higgins Clark, for leaving humanity the gift of your work.
Sleep well “My Pretty One”
“She became a world-renowned author writing about ‘nice people whose lives are invaded.’
Higgins Clark, a fixture on best-seller lists for decades whose more
than 50 novels earned her the sobriquet Queen of Suspense, died on
Friday in Naples, Fla. She was 92.
death was confirmed by her daughter Carol Higgins Clark, also a mystery
novelist. In addition to Naples, Ms. Higgins Clark had homes in Saddle
River, N.J., and Manhattan and on Cape Cod.
Higgins Clark, whose books have sold more than 100 million copies in
the United States alone, was still writing until recently, her daughter
said, and had a book published in November.
Legions of readers were addicted to her page-turners, which popped up on the market one after another. She wanted to create stories that would make a reader say: “This could be me. That could be my daughter. This could happen to us,” she told Marilyn Stasio in a 1997 interview in The New York Times.”
A Hell’s Angel, a virus-chasing Reporter, and a time traveling musician. Add to that, prisoners reincarnated as famous artisans, a Rock and Roll Truck driver, and a 1720’s London Gentleman. We didn’t forget church, either – Church/devotional, and a Pizza Fight!
All that in booth #104 at the Texas Book Festivalon October 26 and 27!
Come meet the amazing authors of these characters and stories!! Francis Hicks, Ron Seybold, Michael Inman, JL Civi, Bill Thomas, Tobias Garrett, Petrena Wilbur, and Kerry McAvoy!
Meet them in person at the rĀthe booth at various times throughout the weekend for readings and signings. Check out the schedule below for times.
Saturday October 26th in Booth #104
11AM: Francis Hicks shares his coming of age tale of runaway kid in a tribe of the Hells Angels in TheLong Ride: Learning About Life from An Outlaw Biker.
At Noon: Ron Seybold tells of his crack reporter who must discover and erase the first networked bio virus before it wipes out humanity in Viral Times.
1 PM Come have fun with the Happy Texan, Michael Inman, on the road with some of the most famous bands we all grew up with, from Willie to Pink Floyd.
2 PMJL Civi reads from his debut novel Timely Persuasion about a music critic who goes back in time to fix his love life. And from his Short Story about a world where customer service agents’ immense power and influence, a screenwriter uses a magic website to get out of jury duty.
3 PMBill Thomas brings to life his falsely imprisoned long-haul truck driver/ reincarnated Ernest Hemingway who meets fellow inmates/ reincarnated artists Vincent Van Gogh and Amadeus Mozart in The Three Souls.
4 PM: Tobias Garrett tells of Peter’s escape from the 1720’s debtors’ prison to take down the ruthless and greedy Lord Banks that wrongfully engineered his family’s fate in Hunted.
Sunday October 27th in Booth #104
12:30 ( just about time for Church!)
Kerry McAvoy encourages readers to challenge their most basic assumptions about God and urges them to look at the quality of their relationship with him. In addition to daily devotionals, psychological questions, spiritual discipline exercises, and worship in her new Devotional, Pain is a Starting Point.
1:30: rĀthe hosts a live demonstration of how to upload your content and control your future as an Author.
Find out more about the Live Demo and RSVP to it here.
2:30: A good old-fashioned Food fight – well, a Pizza Fight to be specific!
Petrena Wilbur captures the moment near the end of a relationship where enough is enough in Pizza Fight.