Karin Salvalaggio

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Interview By: Night Owl Romance

Date: May 05, 2014

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Current Release: Bone Dust White

Describe your current release by starting out with "In a world".

*To be read in the husky voice a long time smoker* In a world where winter’s harsh embrace wraps a killer’s victims in a blanket of freshly falling snow there lives a young woman named Grace Adams whose past has finally come in from the cold. But the town of Collier is as unforgiving as northern Montana’s terrain and hidden behind the broken lives and twisted lies of the people who live there is the answer to an 11 year old mystery that’s begging to be solved. Minotaur Books and St. Martin’s Press proudly present BONE DUST WHITE, a haunting thriller by debut novelist Karin Salvalaggio. Making her first appearance on the page, Macy Greeley thrills readers as the outsider detective brought in to catch a killer before they have a chance to strike again, but the troubled ingénue Grace Adams is keeping secrets and as the body count rises so does the pressure. It’s a race to find out the truth in this page-turning thriller that keeps the reader hooked until the very last line. BONE DUST WHITE is coming to a book shop and tablet near you on May 13th. No one is safe. No one is innocent.

What are you working on?

I’m feverishly working on the first draft of my second novel. It isn’t quite finished, but I’m almost there. I’m toying with titles, which for the record is another fine way to procrastinate. I’m also writing for various blogs such as Night Owl Reviews to make sure word gets out about BONE DUST WHITE’s upcoming publication date.

Getting a book to market often takes a village. Who has helped you on the way?

The acknowledgements for BONE DUST WHITE could have gone on for pages, but I squeezed into one very dense paragraph. You’ve been warned. ‘Thank you to my agent Felicity Blunt, whose belief never wavered; my friends Simon Curtis and Elizabeth McGovern for a key introduction, clearly it was fate; my editor Matt Martz and everyone at Minotaur Books, for saying ‘yes’ and then bringing out my best; Curtis Brown UK - amazing, amazing, amazing; my dear readers Karen Drake, Nella McNabb, Paul McNabb, Atussa Dorudi Cross, Julia Bell, and Fiona Melrose, for reviewing those early drafts and then telling me in the nicest possible way to get back to work; my children Daniela and Matteo, whose patience and encouragement saw us through all those evenings when I was writing and dinner arrived by motorbike; my parents Karin and Graham Breck, who always knew I had it in me even if I couldn’t see it myself; my extended and loving family in CA, AK, MT, NC, UK and Germany; my road and everyone who lives on it – I can’t name names but it is the best street in the world; my fellow scribes at Friday Night Writes - Tanya Datta, Terry Eeles, Tray Butler, Fiona Melrose, Timothy Graves and Marissa Chen, your guidance was key when things in Collier started to kick off; my patient friends Carolyn Morgan, Alison Lee, Diane Oakley, Nicolette Krajewski, Lynn Noyce, Genni Combes, Sue Smith, Monique Roffey, David Sinden, James Kennedy and everyone else who let me go on and on about the bloody book I was writing - I consider myself fortunate that you’re all still speaking to me.’

Do you have a favorite or interesting reader meet moment?

I can’t wait to have my very first ‘reader meet’ moment. Just so you know, I will not be cool about it! If given permission I will post pics on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and my website. The unsuspecting reader won’t realize the significance, but I imagine the moment will stick with me for a lifetime.

What is your favorite way to procrastinate?

Procrastination usually involves standing slack-jawed in front of an open refrigerator having no idea how I got there. One minute I’m pecking away at my laptop and the next I’m feeling exceedingly peckish. When writer’s block strikes I tend to eat foods high in fat and sugar. It’s become such a problem that certain items are no longer available in the house when I’m working. Much to the dismay of my teenage children, Nutella, peanut butter, cake, cookies and chocolate have all been banned.

Thank you to those readers who made it this far in my author interview. I look forward to sharing more of my words in the very near future. BONE DUST WHITE’s publication date of May 13th is just around the corner. Come visit me on Facebook, Goodreads, Amazon and blogs such as Night Owl Reviews if you want to hear more about my world and my writing.