In "Ruin Falls," her second novel, Ms. Milchman ratchets up the tension with the edge-of-your-seat story of a mother determined to find her missing children. The story is thrilling and complex, and showcases the author as an electrifying voice in psychological suspense. The New York Times wrote of the book, “Milchman reveals an intimate knowledge of the psychology of grief, along with a painterly gift for converting frozen feelings into scenes of a forbidding winter landscape.”
Ms. Milchman's debut novel, "Cover Of Snow," was published by Ballantine/Random House in January 2013 and earned starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Booklist, as well as praise from The New York Times, San Francisco Journal of Books, the AP, and many other publications. She is the Chair of the International Thriller Writers Debut Authors Program, and the founder of Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day, which was celebrated by over 650 bookstores in all 50 states and four foreign countries in 2013. The host of the "Made It Moments" forum on her blog, which has featured more than 300 international bestsellers, Edgar winners, and indie authors, she also founded the literary series Writing Matters, which attracted guests from coast-to-coast and received national media attention. She teaches writing and publishing for New York Writers Workshop.
When “Ruin Falls” comes out, Ms. Milchman will set out on a four month/20,000 mile book tour with her family, editing her next novel en route, "car-schooling" the kids, and writing about the adventure for Shelf Awareness. Formerly a resident of Morristown, where she still owns a home, she lives in upstate New York when not on tour with her family.
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