One could be pardoned for thinking that Mary Jane Clark picked up her talent for plotting suspense while she was a part of the Higgins Clark (think Carol and Mary) family: she was once married to Mary Higgins Clark’s son. But her interest in intrigue started young; her father worked for the FBI’s espionage division during the Cold War. Clark turned to her experience working at CBS news for her first series of thrillers, centered on the fictional KEY News network. With her 13th novel, she takes a different tack—To Have and to Kill is the first in a new series staring actress-turned-wedding-cake-baker Piper Donovan.
Mary Jane Clark is our January Meet the Author guest—click here to read her handwritten Q&A. In the Q&A, Clark tells us who she would be if she could change places with one person for a day—who would you be? Leave a comment telling us on this post, and you’ll be entered to win one of two copies of To Have and to Kill. Deadline to enter is Friday, December 24.