Class of 2014/2015

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


THE EUTHANIST
Diversion Books
6/2/2015
DEVIL'S HARBOR
Forge
6/23/2015
THE SAFFRON CROCUS
Black Opal Books
12/6/2014
THE LIFE WE BURY
Seventh Street
10/14/2014
CIRCLE OF INFLUENCE
Henery Press
3/25/2014
INTERPRETATION OF MURDER
Black Opal Books
4/18/2015
THE RED QUEEN'S RUN
Henery Press
12/9/2015
A CRY FROM DUST
Thomas Nelson
8/12/2014
WOLF WINTER
Hodder Stoughton
1/27/2015
DRESSED TO KILL
Black Opal Books
8/29/2014
THE WILD INSIDE
Atria
6/16/2015
CONCH TOWN GIRL
Black Opal Books
11/1/2014
CALVIN'S HEAD
Bold Strokes Books
9/15/2014
BLACK VENOM
Endeavor Press
7/15/2014
THE FOURTH RULE
Oak Tree Press
12/1/2015
HOUSE OF HOMICIDE
Oak Tree Press
6/1/2015
CHASING THE DOLLAR
9/22/2014
THE UNDYING
Simon & Schuster
10/7/2014
PAST CRIMES
Willam and Morrow
3/3/2015
THE MEMORY PAINTER
Macmillan
4/28/2015
PRODIGIOUS SAVANT
Black Opal Books
9/23/2014
DEADLINE
Suspense Publishing
6/9/2015
JESUS JACKSON
The Poisoned Pencil
10/1/2014
THE BOY WHO KNEW TOO MUCH
Intrigue Publishing
6/1/2015
CONDUIT
Dark Fuse
9/16/2014
NIGHT OF THE JAGUAR
Minotaur Books
9/9/2014
RUINS OF WAR
Berkley
5/5/2015
FIVE DAYS LEFT
Putnam
9/9/2014
HOW WE FALL
Merit Press
11/3/2014
RELUCTANT ASSASSIN
Oak Tree Press
7/17/2014
DEAD DON'T LIE
Harlequin
9/1/2014
NASHVILLE MERCY
Greenleaf Book Group
3/1/2015
MURDER AT THE BOOK CLUB
Pocket
12/10/2014
WHO R U REALLY
Merit Press
9/18/2014
MR. WICKER
Raw Dog Screaming Press
9/16/2014
NAMES OF THE DEAD
Fledgling Press
7/31/2015
DEATH IN NOSTALGIA CITY
Black Opal Books
9/13/2014
TRUST ME, I'M LYING
Delacorte
10/14/2015
SABOTAGE
Forge
9/9/2014
COTTONCREST CURSE
LSU Press
9/10/2014
PLAYLIST FOR THE DEAD
Harper Collins
1/27/2015
ICE SHEAR
William and Morrow
7/22/2014
REVENGE SCHOOL
Suspense Publishing
12/9/2014
BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT
Macmillan
5/12/2015
THE KILL LIST
Alibi/Penguin Random House
12/2/2014
THE COMMUTER
Argo/Navis
7/22/2014
LAST WORDS
Camel Press
10/1/2014
TERMINAL LIFE: A Suited Hero Novel
Oceanview
7/11/2014
STINKING RICH
Down and Out Books
8/24/2014
GEMINI
Black Opal Books
TBA
LANE CHANGES
Black Opal Books
12/20/2014
LITTLE BLACK LIES
Grand Central Publishing/Hachette
2/17/2015
METHOD 15/33
Oceanview
5/5/2014
DEAD OF AUTUMN
Sunbury Press
9/1/2014
THE THIN BLACK LINE
The Story Plant
4/7/2015
BLACK WOOD
Black and White Publishing
3/19/2015
THE DEFENCE
Orion Books
3/12/2015
THE FOUNDATION
Momentum
9/11/2014
THE ORGAN BROKER
Skyhorse
5/1/2015
TUNNEL VISION
Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin
1/20/2015
BLOWN RED
Simon & Schuster
1/1/2015
FETA ATTRACTION
Berkeley
1/6/2015
LINCOLN'S BODYGUARD
Oceanview Publishing
4/7/2015
THE DARKEST HOUR
William Morrow
9/23/2014
UNTRUE COLORS
Entangled Select Suspense
3/10/2015
AMAZON BURNING
Astor & Blue
11/7/2014
A TWIST OF HATE
Five Star
6/17/2015


 

ITW Member Spotlight Monday

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Today’s Spotlight is ITW member Benjamin Kane Ethridge

 

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Bio:

Benjamin Kane Ethridge is the Bram Stoker Award winning author of the novel BLACK & ORANGE (Bad Moon Books 2010). For his master’s thesis he wrote, “CAUSES OF UNEASE: The Rhetoric of Horror Fiction and Film.”Available in an ivory tower near you. Benjamin lives in Southern California. When he isn’t writing, reading, videogaming, Benjamin’s defending California’s waterways and sewers from pollution.

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ITW Member Spotlight Monday

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Today’s Spotlight is ITW member Rebecca Drake

 

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Bio:

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I was born in New York City and moved to Indiana, Ohio, back to Indiana, Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. I was the always the new kid at school, attending nine schools in 12 years including four different high schools.

Wherever we moved, one thing was a constant—we always lived near a library. Books were the friends that never said goodbye and great companions on long, dusty U-Haul trips from one town to the next. Each new apartment or house became home once the books were unpacked.

I was a petty thief as a child, a skilled liar, a card cheat and a Girl Scout. My siblings and I weren’t allowed to watch TV, listen to anything but classical music, or eat junk food so of course we did all three in spades.

After high school, I attended two small colleges before graduating from Penn State with a degree in Journalism. I married and settled in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but the wanderlust has remained. I’ve traveled to countries I read about as a child–the Cook Islands, Egypt, China, and Turkey among others. I’ve also had the good fortune to live for a time in Qatar, a country I came to regard as a second home.

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ITW Member Spotlight Monday

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Today’s spotlight is ITW member Leonard Cassuto

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Bio:

(from the author website)

Lots of writers say that writers’ lives are boring, and they’re right.

I got my BA from Columbia University and my PhD from Harvard, and I’ve been teaching at Fordham University since 1989, with the exception of half a year in Tanzania as a Fulbright lecturer. I live in New Jersey with my wife and daughter, travel when I can, take notes when I do, and try to recognize good stories when they happen around me (or to me). But mostly I teach undergraduate and graduate students, and I write about books, ideas, and whatever else comes to mind.

I’ve written a lot of scholarly articles besides the ones that are collected elsewhere on this site under Other Writing.

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ITW Member Spotlight Monday

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Today’s spotlight is ITW author Sandra Balzo

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Bio:

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

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Bio:

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,

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1000 Thrillers Giveaway

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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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iBooks Opportunity for ITW Members

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Here are the details:
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ThrillerFest XI: Register Today!

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Register Online Today!

We have a fabulous line-up of special guests this year, including:

  • 2016 ThrillerMaster Heather Graham
  • 2015 ThrillerMaster Nelson DeMille
  • 2016 Spotlight Guest C.J. Box

Other special guests will be announced soon. We have something for everyone, whether you’re an aspiring author, a fan, an industry professional, or an ITW author. Some of the highlights include:

Master CraftFest: Taking place on Tuesday, July 5, 2016, this inaugural one-day, intensive workshop on craft is a unique opportunity to work in small groups under the tutelage of the following teachers: Steve Berry, David Corbett, Grant Blackwood, Meg Gardiner, Heather Graham, Andrew Gross, and Gayle Lynds.

CraftFest: Running from Wednesday, July 6, to Thursday, July 7, 2016, this fastest growing section of the conference is ideal you are looking to hone your writing skills. Everyone is welcome, from aspiring authors to established authors, and you’ll hear writing secrets from New York Times bestsellers. Sign up soon so you don’t miss out.

PitchFest: Taking place on Thursday, July 7th, if you’d like to pitch your novel to the best literary agents in the business, this is the event for you. Last year, we had over 50 agents attending PitchFest. Read about the incredible tales of success under the Success Stories tab.

ThrillerFest: Running from Friday, July 8th, to Saturday, July 9th, we’re planning on some fabulous panels, workshops, and lectures for ThrillerFest this year. Stay tuned for more details.

Banquet: Saturday, July 9th, please join us at the annual Saturday night banquet for the presentation of the Thriller Awards and other fabulous entertainment.

Volunteers are an integral part of the ThrillerFest experience. We couldn’t do it without you. If you would like to assist us, please send an email to registrar@thrillerwriters.org. Volunteering is a great way to meet people and get involved in ITW.

We look forward to seeing you next July in NYC!