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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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
THE SOUL OF THE MATTER
Howard Books
13th Sep 2016
Skin of Tattoos
Martin Brown
August 16, 2016.
The Cutaway
Atria
March 21ast, 2017
The Necessary Deaths
DSP Publications
November 1st 2016
The Midnight Man
Tyrus Books
January 1st 2017
Recall
Lyrical Underground
August 30th, 2016
Strange Things Done
Dundurn Press
Sept 18, 2016
Death Postponed
Touchpoint Books
Jan 7th 2017
Baby Doll
Redhook
July 12 2016
BLOOD’S ECHO
Midnight Ink
March 8, 2017
In From The Cold
Dreamspinner Press
Ocotber 4th, 2016
In From The Cold
Dreamspinner Press
Ocotber 4th, 2016
THE SMOKE HUNTER
Grand Central
Sept 13th 2016
Jennifer Soosar
Parent Teacher Association
Black Opal
June 24th 2017
THESE HONORED DEAD
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
Randon/Delacorte
May 39th, 2017
The Seventh Sun
Forge/MacMilan
April 18th, 2017
The Freedom Broker
Quercus
Feb 7th 2017
Dancing With The Tiger
G.P Putnam's Sons
July 12, 2016
Moonspell
Black Opal
Sep 12th, 2016
Adrift
Alibi
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
Solstice
13th September 2016
DEEP DOWN DEAD
Orenda Books
October 15th, 2016
A Short Time to Die
Kensington
January 31, 2017
Tracee de Hahn
Swiss Vendetta
Minotaur
February 7th, 2017
The Red Line
Berkley
May 2nd, 2017
Tears Of The Assassin
Inkshares/Quill
February 7th, 2017

MATCH UP

Class of 2015/2016

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


Still Mine
Simon & Schuster
5/1/2016
The Throne of David
Cedar Fort Publishing & Media
8/11/2015
On the Road with Del & Louise: A Novel in Stories
Henery Press
9/15/2015
SHOOTING THE SPHINX
Tor Forge
6/16/2016
A Line of Blood
William Morrow
9/29/2015
An Unbeaten Man
Down East Books
11/1/2015
PANE AND SUFFERING
Kensington
9/29/2015
The Semester of Our Discontent
Henery Press
5th April, 2016
STILL LIFE
Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
8/11/2015
BOHEMIAN GOSPEL
Pegasus
11/3/2015
Savage Justice
Black Opal
2/27/2016
One Dead, Two to Go
Coffeetown Press (Imprint) Camel Press
4/15/2016
Half in Love with Death
Merit Press (F&W Media)
12/18/2015
PERDITA
Merit Press
8/18/2015
Under The Harrow
Penguin
6/14/2016
NATION OF ENEMIES
Harper Collins
8/18/2015
TENACITY
Headline
7/30/2015
J.L. Delozier
Type & Cross
Wido
3/25/2016
THE FAR EMPTY
G.P. Putnam's
7/6/2016
Our Only Hope
Black Opal
29th January 2016
THE SECRET LIFE OF ANNA BLANC
Seventh Street Books/Prometheus
11/3/2015
Brother's Keeper
Solstice
11/15/2015
TO BREW OR NOT TO BREW
Berkley/Penguin Random House
1/12/2015
The Hanged Man’s Noose
Barkin Rain Press
7/23/2015
The Unmoving Sky
Leap Book, Shine imprint
May 16th, 2016
THE SECRETS OF LAKE ROAD
Thomas Dunne Books
8/4/2015
THE DEMON DOOR
Booktrope
TBD
THE SAND PRINCE
Booktrope
11/3/2015
DESCENT
Imajin
7/25/2015
Between You and Me
Carina
3/17/2016
Cardiac Arrest
Carina Press
11/2/2015
The Drowning Game
Witness Impulse
9/22/2015
Names of the Dead
Fledgling Press
7/24/2015
Friend of the Devil
Black Opal
5/28/2016
TERROR IN TAFFETA
Thomas Dunne
3/22/2016
DEAD EYED
Carina
9/3/2015
OVERWATCH
Atria
3/1/2016
The Short Drop
Thomas & Mercer
12/1/2015
The Monster Underneath
Samhain
5/5/2016
The Ripper Gene
Forge
8/18/2015
CHOICE OF ENEMIES
Sunbury Press
1/10/2016
Borderline
Saga (S&S)
1st March 2016
Decanting a Murder
Midnight Ink
5/8/2016
Swimming Alone
Fire and Ice YA
8/27/2015
Just Fall
Ballantine
3/22/2016
Mission Hill
Minotaur
5/3/2016
THE GIRL IN THE MAZE
Alibi
9/8/2015
Radha Vatsal
A FRONT PAGE AFFAIR
Sourcebooks
5/1/2016
Robert Rapoza
The Vilcabamba Prophecy
Ravenswood Publishing
4/10/2016
Terms of Use
Thomas & Mercer
1/1/2016
POWERLESS
Kensington
10/27/2015

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2015 Thriller Award Winners!

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We’re thrilled to announce the finalists for the 2015 ITW Thriller Awards:

BEST HARDCOVER NOVEL

Megan Abbott – THE FEVER (Little, Brown and Company)

BEST FIRST NOVEL

Laura McHugh – THE WEIGHT OF BLOOD (Spiegel & Grau)

BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL NOVEL

Vincent Zandri – MOONLIGHT WEEPS (Down & Out Books)

BEST SHORT STORY

Tim L. Williams – “The Last Wrestling Bear in West Kentucky” (Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine)

BEST YOUNG ADULT NOVEL

Elle Cosimano – NEARLY GONE (Kathy Dawson Books)

BEST E-BOOK ORIGINAL NOVEL

C.J. Lyons – HARD FALL (Legacy Books)

Congratulations to all the finalists!

The 2015 ITW Thriller Award Banquet was held at ThrillerFest X, July 11, 2015, at the Grand Hyatt (New York City.)

Very special thanks to:

Joshua Corin, Awards Committee Chair
Jennifer Kreischer, Awards Coordinator
Suzanne Rorhus, Awards Coordinator
And all the 2015 ITW Thriller Awards Judges

Carla Buckley, Vice President, Awards
Carla Buckley
ITW Board of Directors, Vice President, Awards

ITW Member Spotlight Monday

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Today’s Spotlight is author Tim Underwood

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About the author:

Tim Underwood of Lexington, Kentucky, specializes in historical fiction as well as modern thrillers, some with a touch of the paranormal. He has been a corporate executive, an entrepreneur, an award-winning investigative journalist, and a professional horseplayer. [Read more…]

ITW Member Spotlight Monday

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Today’s Spotlight is author Paige Tyler

 

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Author Bio:

Paige is a USA Today Bestselling Author. She graduated from The University of West Florida with a degree in education in 2000, but decided to pursue a full-time career as a writer in 2004. Since then, she’s written over fifty books in several genres, including paranormal, contemporary, western, sci-fi and erotica. She loves writing about strong, sexy, alpha males and the feisty, independent women who fall for them. From verbal foreplay to sexual heat, her stories of romance,
adventure, suspense, passion and true love will leave you breathlessly panting for more. [Read more…]