A Traveling Author Returns Home: an Afternoon with Jenny Milchman
Milchman’s babysitter confessed to her one night that he was planning to kill himself. By telling her parents when they returned, the babysitter was found, and saved.
“That experience was formative,” she remembers. “In years to come I felt terrified that the decision had been left in my eight year old hands.”
Milchman eventually started a career as a psychotherapist, helping people professionally find a way out of their desperation. And while her expert background influences her writing, so does the work of literary greats such as Stephen King, Gillian Flynn, and Nancy Pickard, who describes Milchman’s debut as “absorbing from start to finish.”
In Cover of Snow, Nora Hamilton wakes to find her policeman husband missing from their bed. Minutes later, Nora discovers his body, a victim of suicide. He left no note or sign of why he’d take his own life, and the grieving wife wants answers. Her search in an insular, frigid mountain town that is determined to keep its deadly secrets buried proves more and more difficult as she meets resistance from her husband’s friends, partner, and his own mother.
Jenny Milchman is a suspense writer from New Jersey. Her debut novel, Cover of Snow, was published by Ballantine in 2013. Her short story The Closet was published in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine in November 2012. Another short story, The Very Old Man, has been an Amazon bestseller, and the short work Black Sun on Tupper Lake appears in the anthology Adirondack Mysteries II.
Jenny is the Chair of the International Thriller Writers’ Debut Authors Program. She is also the founder of Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day, which was celebrated last year in all 50 states and four foreign countries by 350-and-growing bookstores.
This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Morristown & Morris Township Library.
Refreshments will be served and copies of Cover of Snow will be available for purchase.