I was lucky enough to meet Kate Milford on the afternoon of Wednesday, 6 May 2015 at the Edgewater Community Library. She took some time out to visit with the fans of her newest book "Greenglass House". This is Kate's 5th book and it's getting a lot of recognition. I posted about the book when it was first published because the cover really caught my attention. As I always say, you really do judge a book by it's cover and this one is beautiful! I was pleasantly surprised when it was on the middle school list for next year's MD Black-Eyed Susans! Kate is also the recipient of the 2014 National Book Award Longlist and is a recent nominee for the Edgar Award for Juvenile Mystery.
Kate Milford is a local to our area! She calls Riva home and attended Central Elementary, Central Middle and South River High. She now lives in Brooklyn with her husband and 2 year old and is looking forward to an upcoming adoption. She does come home to visit though. A few of Kate's favorite books growing up were "The Phantom Tollbooth", "The Westing Game", "Dark is Rising" series as well as Agatha Christie and Nancy Drew books.
Kate has tried many types of writing throughout her life from poetry to playwrights to screenplays before arriving at fiction. With a little one underfoot, it's hard to find the time to sit down and write lately, but she does make some time and also spends time at a local diner where she can get uninterrupted time. Kate enjoys writing and says "Half the fun of writing a story is seeing where it's gonna go."
I can't wait to read "Greenglass House"! How about you?