We have #1 internationally bestselling author Karin Slaughter on the show! Karin is one of the world’s most popular and acclaimed storytellers, having sold over 32 million copies of her books around the world.
Karin unpacks her writing process, shares how she transitioned from Renaissance poetry to writing crime novels, her thoughts on writing workshops, and we dive into the thought processes and technicalities behind her newest book ‘PRETTY GIRLS’. Novelists, crime writers, and loyal fans of psychological thrillers— you’ll love this episode!
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About ‘PRETTY GIRLS’
With PRETTY GIRLS, #1 internationally bestselling author, Karin Slaughter, dazzles with an explosive and chilling standalone psychological thriller. Delving into a buried history of dangerous secrets, cold vengeance, and forbidden truths, estranged sisters must come together to search, finally, for the horrifying details about two harrowing tragedies, perpetrated twenty years apart, that devastated their bond and even their attempts to lead separate lives.
Powerful, poignant, and utterly gripping, PRETTY GIRLS boasts Slaughter’s masterfully created, three-dimensional characters, who wrestle with genuine moral dilemmas and the parameters of their own humanity. Here, once again, Slaughter crafts wildly unpredictable plotting that cast light into the darkest corners of our lives, and challenges the very boundaries of suspense fiction, as she perfects all the tricks and tropes of the genre. This is a haunting and viscerally unforgettable thriller from one of the finest suspense writers working today, and her most riveting novel yet.
What You’ll Learn From This Episode:
The inspiration behind the story of ‘Pretty Girls’
- Advice on character development
The importance of having distinct voices for the characters and how to develop them
- How Karin balances light and dark themes throughout her books and the importance of having that balance
Why you need to understand if writing workshops are the right fit for you
How to define ‘success’ for yourself
- Why it’s beneficial to have a strong grasp of your own writing method and finding out what works best for you
Learn More About Karin Slaughter
A #1 internationally bestselling author, Karin Slaughter is one of the world’s most popular and acclaimed storytellers. Published in 33 languages, with more than 32 million copies sold across the globe, her fifteen novels include the Grant County and Will Trent books, as well as the Edgar-nominated Cop Town and her first psychological thriller, Pretty Girls. A native of Georgia, Karin Slaughter currently lives in Atlanta.