Since 2009, when Barbara K. Clement saw the fruition of her dream with successful publication of her first book, Main Liners: Legacy of Deceit, she has been spinning mystery and intrigue about the community she knows and loves...Philadelphia's Main Line. She has extended her series to five titles and is currently working on her sixth installment in the Main Line mystery series.
In January of 2008 Ms. Clement retired from Villanova University. At Villanova, she had served as Assistant Vice President/Director of the Office of Communication and Public Affairs since October 1994. Prior to that she lived in Manhattan, where for 15 years she was associated with the Estée Lauder Companies, the global cosmetic firm, as their Vice President for Estée Lauder International Public Relations. Before joining Lauder, Ms. Clement served as Vice President of Corporate Advertising and Creative Services for Leslie Fay Inc., a multi-faceted fashion company.
She began her career as an intelligence officer for the U.S. government and went on to become a syndicated columnist for the Newhouse National News Service and Chicago Sun Times/Daily News Wire Service, working directly for the publishing scion Sam Newhouse and his family. Her lively fashion-lifestyle columns appeared regularly in more than 150 newspapers throughout the U.S. She also served as a foreign correspondent for two years, covering European news for the wire services from a home in Amsterdam and the Condé Nast offices at the Palais du Bourbon in Paris.
As an international public relations/marketing executive and member of the working press, Ms. Clement has traveled extensively. She has lived in Europe and Turkey, worked in most European countries as well as Africa, Australia, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, and Taiwan.