Author Interviews

Author Interviews: Interview with Ellen Hart, 07/22/96

This is one of the many author interviews I conducted in the mid- to late 1990s. Who: Ellen Hart What: Started writing her first mystery novel at the age of 37 When: Summer of 1986 Where: University of Minnesota, where Hart worked as the kitchen manager of a sorority Why: She figured it was now or never “I had my summers off at that time, and I wanted to try my hand at writing mystery fiction,” Ellen Hart said. “I’d always been a pretty good academic writer, but that didn’t mean I had the skills to sustain plot, character, tension—everything

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