ThrillerFest XIII: Register Today!

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Your ThrillerFest team proudly announces that the 2018 conference, held at the Grand Hyatt, New York City from July 10-14, will include:

• 2018 ThrillerMaster George R.R. Martin
• 2018 Silver Bullet Award James Rollins
• 2017 ThrillerMaster Lee Child
• 2017 Silver Bullet Award Lisa Gardner
• More spotlight guests will be announced soon – stay tuned!

ATF Pre-Conference Workshop: Presented by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF). Add authenticity to your thrillers! The pre-conference ATF Workshop is a limited attendance event on the day before the main elements of the ThrillerFest conference. The cost is $150 which includes morning coffee service. Lunch is on your own during a 1.5 hour break. Space is limited and has previously sold out quickly. The workshop will be held at the Grand Hyatt.

Master CraftFest: This one-day intensive writing program allows your instructor to focus on your craft and your story. Everyone is welcome, from beginning writers to well-established authors. Teachers for Master CraftFest 2018 include top-selling members of ITW who will work with you in a small class setting. Instructors this year will be Steve Berry, Gayle Lynds, Grant Blackwood, F. Paul Wilson, Don Maass, Steven James, DP Lyle, and others. Space is limited, so sign up soon.

CraftFest: Learn the craft of thriller writing from the best in the genre! Hone your thriller writing skills on many topics to provide you with the tools needed to take your writing to the next level. Special feature: CareerFest! Now that you’ve written that sparkling manuscript, where do you go from there? You don’t want to miss it!

PitchFest: You asked for a time dedicated to pitching your projects to agents, editors, publishers, and producers – we listened! Face-to-face pitching with top agents who are actively looking for new thriller writer clients. Don’t miss this exceptional opportunity. Purchase an admittance package that includes PitchFest.

ThrillerFest: Spotlight guests, extraordinary programming, author book signings, and camaraderie. Includes the ThrillerFest Grand Opening Reception on Thursday evening.

Thriller Award Banquet: 2018 ThrillerMaster George R.R. Martin will receive his ThrillerMaster Lifetime Achievement award, introduced by 2017 ThrillerMaster Lee Child. 2017 Silver Bullet Award Lisa Gardner will present the 2018 Silver Bullet Award to James Rollins. All Thriller Award Winners will be announced. Fun, entertainment, and before and after cocktail parties!

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Why You Should Choose ITW by Peter James

2017 ITW Thriller Award Nominees

Class of 2016/2017

Please note: Class designations are based on members’ release dates, and run from ThrillerFest to ThrillerFest. (August – July)

Murder in G Major
Henery Press
Sept 13th 2016
I'll Eat When I'm Dead
Grand Central
May 2nd, 2017
Kill Devil Falls
Midnight Ink
April 8th, 2017
Howard Books
13th Sep 2016
Skin of Tattoos
Martin Brown
August 16, 2016.
The Cutaway
March 21ast, 2017
The Necessary Deaths
DSP Publications
November 1st 2016
The Midnight Man
Tyrus Books
January 1st 2017
Lyrical Underground
August 30th, 2016
Strange Things Done
Dundurn Press
Sept 18, 2016
Death Postponed
Touchpoint Books
Jan 7th 2017
Baby Doll
July 12 2016
Midnight Ink
March 8, 2017
In From The Cold
Dreamspinner Press
Ocotber 4th, 2016
In From The Cold
Dreamspinner Press
Ocotber 4th, 2016
Grand Central
Sept 13th 2016
Jennifer Soosar
Parent Teacher Association
Black Opal
June 24th 2017
Crooked Lane Books
August 7th 2016
The Wages Of Sin
Headline (UK), Pegasus Books (US)
1st June, 2017
Karen McManus
One of Us Is Lying
May 39th, 2017
The Seventh Sun
April 18th, 2017
The Freedom Broker
Feb 7th 2017
Dancing With The Tiger
G.P Putnam's Sons
July 12, 2016
Black Opal
Sep 12th, 2016
January 10th, 2017
Half Life
Fiery Seas Publishing
September 6, 2016
Eyes Like Mine
Bonnier Zaffre
February 9th, 2017
Vice City
Dreamspinner Press
June 20th, 2017
The Pot O'Gold Murder
Black Opal
October 21st, 2016
The Hemingway Thief
Seventh Street
July 19th, 2016
Color Blind
Merit Press.
October 1st 2016
Simon Maltman
Chaser On The Rocks
13th September 2016
Orenda Books
October 15th, 2016
A Short Time to Die
January 31, 2017
Tracee de Hahn
Swiss Vendetta
February 7th, 2017
The Red Line
May 2nd, 2017
Tears Of The Assassin
February 7th, 2017