Archives for November 2014

ITW Member Spotlight Monday

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Today’s spotlight is ITW author Sandra Balzo



Sandra turned to mystery writing after twenty years in corporate public relations, event management and publicity in Wisconsin. Murder on the Orient Espresso, her eighth Maggy Thorsen coffeehouse mystery was just released, and Hit and Run, the third Main Street Murder, will be out in early 2014. The books, set in the popular vacation destination of North Carolina’s High Country, alternate with the Maggy series. Nominated for both Anthony and Macavity awards, Balzo’s novels have received starred reviews from Kirkus and Booklist, while being recommended to readers of Janet Evanovich, Charlaine Harris, Mary Daheim, Joan Hess and Margaret Maron.

In addition to her books about coffee-maven Maggy Thorsen and displaced journalist AnnaLise Griggs, Balzo writes short stories, two of which have been published in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, winning the Macavity, Derringer and Robert L. Fish awards. Those psychological thrillers, along with two original stories, are available on Kindle in The Grass is Always Greener and Other Stories.

Balzo has managed publicity for three Bouchercons (World Mystery Conventions), as well as the International Association of Crime Writers, and has served as a national board member of Mystery Writers of America. A native of southeastern Wisconsin, Sandy currently splits her time between South Florida and the High Country of North Carolina.

But, wherever she is, she roots for the Green Bay Packers.
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ITW Member Spotlight Monday

Today, we are excited to introduce a new feature on the ITW website called “ITW Member Spotlight Monday”, where each week we will be spotlighting one of our ITW members.

We hope you enjoy!


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Today’s spotlight is ITW author Dr. Gary Aumiller



DR. GARY AUMILLER has appeared on over 140 talk shows as a police and forensic psychologist and author, has written over seventy articles on a variety of topics that have been published in both civilian and police publications, and is the author of a 1995 best-selling book called Keeping It Simple: Sorting Out What Really Matters In You Life. His second book was with Penguin/Putnam Imprint Plume, RED FLAGS!! How to Know When You’re Dating a Loser, which teaches criminal profiling to women to avoid dating relationship losers. His third book, Walk Like a Chameleon: Use Your Animal Instincts to Control Your Relationships and Your Life, was released in 2001 and teaches the animal instincts in our lives. His books are published in 14 countries in 9 languages.
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ITW’s 2015 Online ThrillerSchool!

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Join Stephen James, D.P. Lyle, Robert Dugoni, Gayle Lynds,

Andrew Gross, Linwood Barclay and Heather Graham! [Read more…]

1000 Thrillers Giveaway


1,000 International Thriller Writers authors will donate a book so that you can read a thrilling new title once a week for a year.

And the winners are:

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