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Litter box keeps it real for Karin Slaughter

There is an oft-perpetuated fallacy that big egos and buckets of despair make for great art. In some cases that may be true, but in the case of local author Karin Slaughter, it’s possible to be both grounded and a successful author.

In an article appearing in the Living & Arts section Aug. 2, Slaughter tells AJC freelance writer Gina Webb:

“I think of myself as two people. There’s the person who goes out and goes to book signings and does interviews. And then there’s the person who has to clean out the litter box. I’m real careful to keep them separate. I just keep reminding myself that the only reason I’m doing this is because I want to write. I want to be better with each book, and that’s something that helps me stay grounded… in addition to the litter box.”

Slaughter signs copies of her new crime thriller, “Undone,” 2 p.m. Aug. 8 at Border’s in east Cobb.

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