221: Interview with Kate Milford

Interview with Kate Milford

Tips from an Award-Winning Mystery Writer

October 9, 2020

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Kate Milford is the New York Times bestselling author of The Thief Knot, as well as Greenglass House, which was a winner of the Edgar award for juvenile literature, long-listed for the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, and a nominee for the Andre Norton Award and the Agatha Award for Children’s/YA.

We talk about:
• What makes a good mystery?
• Do you write it differently than any other kind of novel?
• What are 3 things every mystery should have?
• What are 3 things every mystery writer should avoid?
• Self-aware ironmongery
• Here’s a mystery: 9 books and two kids - how?

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Katie Davis
October 16, 2020

It’s possible it could have been caught in a critique but An author like Kate goes through many revisions and critiques. Sometimes you just don’t know what will catch an editor’s eye.

George Busby
October 12, 2020

The question, when Kate Milford is expressing her frustration to her editor; wouldn't that come out in the Critique Service?

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