Karin Slaughter

Literary Birthday – 6 January – Karin Slaughter

Happy Birthday, Karin Slaughter, born 6 January 1971.


  1. The stories form in my mind over a period of time, and before I know it, I’m sitting down at my computer writing. Mostly, it’s a matter of thinking of a crime and wondering how Sara, Jeffrey and Lena will respond. I’m also interested in seeing how the town will respond. It’s very important to me that Grant County seems like a fourth narrator in the story.
  2. I’m more of a ‘run off into the mountains and write until I collapse’ author. I wish I could be more structured, but it’s been working for me so far, so who am I to judge?
  3. I’d say on average that the whole process takes around ten to twelve months. Sometimes it goes more quickly, sometimes more slowly.
  4. I have the great fortune of being able to ask agents at the GBI, or retired cops, for pointers and tips about solving (and committing!) crimes.

Karin Slaughter is an American author of crime fiction. With more than 35 million copies of her books sold, Slaughter’s 19 novels include the Grant County and Will Trent books, as well as the Edgar-nominated Cop Town and the instant New York Times bestselling novels Pretty Girls and The Good Daughter. Her novels Cop Town, The Good Daughter, and Pieces of Her are all in development for film and television.

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 by Amanda Patterson

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Posted on: 5th January 2020