Louise Penny & Hillary Rodham Clinton on their thriller collaboration
The bestselling mystery writer and the former Democratic presidential candidate forged a friendship having experienced loss – and working together on the conspiracy novel "State of Terror" was a form of therapy for both.cbsnews.com
Hillary Clinton is co-writing a thriller novel that reckons with a post-Trump world
Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks onstage during the Hulu Panel at Winter TCA 2020 at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on January 17, 2020 in Pasadena, California. The mystery novel fan and former Secretary of State is teaming up with award-winning author Louise Penny to pen her first fiction book "State of Terror." The novel centers around a novice Secretary of State working in the administration of a rival politician who tries to solve a wave of terrorist attacks. Clinton's transition to fiction writing comes as her husband, former President Bill Clinton, is set to release his second collaboration with mystery writer James Patterson. The pair previously wrote the cyber thriller "The President is Missing" and are set to publish a follow up called "The President's Daughter" in June.cnbc.com
Hillary Clinton and Louise Penny co-writing mystery novel
This combination photo shows former secretary of state Hillary Clinton at the premiere of the Hulu documentary "Hillary" in New York on March 4, 2020, left, and a portrait of author Louise Penny. Clinton is teaming up with Penny on the novel State of Terror, out Oct. 12, 2021. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, left, and Jean-Francois Brub via AP)NEW YORK – One of the world's better known fans of mystery novels, Hillary Rodham Clinton, is now writing one. “Writing a thriller with Louise is a dream come true," Clinton, who has expressed admiration for Penny and other mystery writers in the past, said in a statement Tuesday. Hillary Clinton, secretary of state during Barack Obama's first term, has written a handful of nonfiction works.