DIY MFA Radio Episode 120: Creating a Great Crime Novel — Interview with John Sandford

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In this podcast, Gabriela Pereira speaks with John Sandford about his writing process and the latest installment in his Virgil Flowers series. During the interview, they discuss how to create compelling characters within the context of a crime novel, how Sandford shifted from journalism to writing fiction, and the biggest pitfall beginning writers face (and how to avoid it). is a hub for booklovers and dedicated to on-the-rise authors that readers may not have heard of. For readers constantly in search of new titles, authors and ideas for their next read, BookTrib will introduce them under-the-radar writers who might be a perfect match. BookTrib has it all: new and noteworthy, exclusive reviews, video interviews, the hottest book podcasts, and all the buzz to enhance readers' understanding and enjoyment of books and up and coming authors. Top-notch contributors. In-the-know content partners. Expert recommendations. Behind-the-scenes peeks. is produced by Meryl Moss Media, a 25-year-old literary marketing, publicity and social media firm. Visit

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