CRIMINALLY GOOD: interview with author KJ McGillick

1) So, who are you & what have you written?

Hi, I’m author KJ McGillick and my latest novel is The Last Lie She Told. You can LIKE my Facebook page, follow me on twitter as @KJMcKillickAuth or check out my website, HERE.

2) Why do you write crime fiction?

I enjoy putting clues in front of the readers so they have an opportunity to stretch their imagination an reach a satisfactory conclusion. I also like to make it an easy learning experience for my readers and share my legal and medical knowledge with them.

3) What informs your crime writing? 

Of course like the rest of the world shows like CSI provided a wealth of information. But being an attorney I also come in contact with the nuts and bolts of crime. Sifting through evidence and how it fits into a case is always a challenge. People are so misinformed about how quickly crimes are solved. It can take months for DNA to come back or blood alcohol levels. In addition to that I have a number of law enforcement people that I can depend upon for the nitty gritty of how things work such as weapons.

4) What’s your usual writing routine?

I research everything before hand. I then do a 7 point plot wheel and next flesh out my characters. Every morning I write until the chapter is complete. Then that evening I run my work through Grammarly and prowritingaid and then self-edit the chapter.

5) Which crime book do you wish YOU’D written, and why?

ANY of Kendra Elliot’s books. Her attention to detail makes the book.

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