Read the stories that were in the April edition of the Big Thrill.
In the April issue, we bring you interviews with authors who know how to forge deep connections with their readers, such as Lisa Scottoline, Steve Berry, Allison Brennan and Linwood Barclay. In this month’s “Guided Tour,” Wendy Tyson explores the Italian Dolomites as she researches a novel, while in “International Thrills,” we get to know Dolores Redondo, who sets her psychological thriller in the Basque country of Spain. Back in America, Alex Segura talks about writing a story that unfolds on the sordid back streets of Miami, and Anthony Franze reveals the dangerous high-stakes world of Washington, D.C. players.
We’ve got a trio of historical thriller authors with stories to share: E.M. Powell, whose latest novel takes us to 12th century Ireland; Sam Thomas, whose midwife mystery series is set in 17th century England; and Susan Higginbotham, who tells the tale of conspiring to assassinate President Lincoln from a whole new perspective.
In this month’s “Industry Report,” Andy Martin talks about how Lee Child learned that his 20th novel had hit No.1—and whether that feels as good as other writers assume.
Hot off the press:
Click on the book title below to read the feature story or click here to scroll through all of this month’s articles.
- Between the Lines: Interview with Lisa Scottoline by Robert Rotstein
- Author Guided Tour: Wendy Tyson Discovers the Italian Dolomites
- Industry Spotlight: When An Author Hits the No. 1 Spot, by Andy Martin
- International Thrills: Interview with Dolores Redondo by Layton Green
- Africa Scene: Interview with Todd Moss by Michael Sears
- Up Close: Interview with Steve Berry by R.D. Belsky
- Poisonous by Allison Brennan
- The Advocate’s Daughter by Anthony Franze
- No One Knows by J.T. Ellison
- Far From True by Linwood Barclay
- Down The Darkest Street by Alex Segura
- Beachhead by Jeffery Hess
- The Lord of Ireland by E.M. Powell
- Hanging Mary by Susan Higginbotham
- The Midwife and the Assassin by Sam Thomas
- Orchids and Stone by Lisa Preston
- A Muddied Murder by Wendy Tyson
- Braking For Bodies by Duffy Brown
- A Clue in the Stew by Connie Archer
- Jilo by J.D. Horn
- Jericho by Alex Gordon
- Our Only Hope by Janelle Samara
- Electromancer by Daco
- Those We Fear by Victoria Griffith
- Cambodia Noir by Nick Seeley
- The Good Traitor by Ryan Quinn
- The Travelers by Chris Pavone
- Only Ever You by Rebecca Drake
- The Girl From Home by Adam Mitzner
- Just Fall by Nina Sadowsky
- Sandman by David Hodges
- Savage Justice by Dustin Dodd
- Crosswise by S.W. Lauden
- Baggage by S.G. Redling
- Surveillance by Reece Hirsch
- A Brilliant Death by Robin Yocum
- Moose Fever by A.J. Marcus
- One Dead, Two to Go by Elena Hartwell
- The Semester of Our Discontent by Cynthia Kuhn
- Choice of Enemies by M.A. Richards
- Hard Cover by Adrian Magson
Coming Next Month
The latest thrillers from Charlaine Harris, Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child, Mary Sharratt, Elle Cosimano, Jeremy Burns, Lisa Black, Pamela Wechsler, Con Lehane, Dave Edlund, Jon McGoran, Kate Kessler, Radha Vatsal, Don Mann & Ralph Pezzullo, A. J. Tata, Christine Goff, Larry D. Sweazy and many more!
New E-Releases from ITW Members
- Sliced to Die (A Grace Gabbiano Mystery, Book 2) by Ann Simas
- The Vilcabamba Prophecy by Robert Rapoza
- Kaylee’s Justice, Exposed Series, Case File 1 by Jennifer St. Giles
- The Forbidden Relic by Jeanne D’Août
- A Clear and Studied Vengeance by James Hutchins
- Deviants by Paul Dale Anderson
- Drunk On The Moon: A Roman Dalton Anthology by Paul D. Brazill
- Apocalypse Machine by Jeremy Robinson
- The Thirteenth Disciple: A Requiem for America by Thomas Kirkwood
- How Little We Know by John L. DeBoer
- Exclusion Zone by J.M Hewitt
- Last Ditch by Patricia McLinn
- Girl on the Run by Daryl Wood Gerber
- Fall From Pride by Karen Harper
- The Hidden Reality by Stephen Martino
- A Deadly Beauty by Kathy Bennett
- The Siege by Charlie Flowers
- The Better Part of Valour by Rex Burns
- Born to Die by Winter Austin
New Audio Books from ITW Members
- Fever City by Tim Baker
ThrillerFest XI: Registration is Open!
Your ThrillerFest team is already hard at work planning for next July’s conference where we’ll feature 2016 ThrillerMaster Heather Graham, 2016 Silver Bullet Recipient John Lescroart, and bestselling authors C.J. Box, Gillian Flynn and Walter Mosley. Like a compelling page-turner, we need to keep you in suspense, so stay tuned for more details!
Master CraftFest: Don’t miss this opportunity to study with the masters of the genre in a one-day intensive workshop to take your writing to the next level. Everyone is welcome, from beginning writers to well-established authors. The instructors this year will be Steve Berry, Grant Blackwood, David Corbett, Meg Gardiner, Heather Graham, Andrew Gross, Richard Krevolin (Screen Writing) and Gayle Lynds.
CraftFest: Director D.P. Lyle, M.D. is already recruiting talented teachers to broaden your knowledge about the craft of writing as well as experts in fields like forensics and firearms so you can get the facts right in your novel.
PitchFest: PitchFest is dedicated to pitching your project face-to-face to agents, editors, and producers. It’s an unprecedented opportunity for writers looking to get or change agents. Check out some success stories!
ThrillerFest: We’re planning some phenomenal panels, always trying to innovate and entertain. Join us for the spotlight interviews, cocktail parties, workshops, and fabulous networking opportunities. Please check the volunteer box during registration, as it’s a great way to make new friends and help out ITW.
The Thriller Roundtable
Whether you’re a fan or an author, you’ll want to join the Thriller Roundtable discussions at The Big Thrill website, where each week a new group of authors discuss everything from what they love about writing thrillers, to what they’ve learned, and more.
Check out what’s in store for April. It’s going to be a thriller!
April 4 – 10: “Do you need music or absolute silence when writing?”
April 11 – 17: “Creating fresh and unique action scenes comes with the territory of writing thrillers, how do you do it?”
April 18 – 24: “How do you avoid writer’s block?”
April 25 – May 1: “Imagine you could reach out to any author (living or dead) and ask a single question. Who is the author? What is your question?”
Authors, don’t miss this promotional opportunity! Participate in the Thriller Roundtable by contacting J.H. Bográn.
The Neverending Book Giveaway
If you’re a thriller fan who likes to win free books, be sure to check out the Neverending Book Giveaway on The Big Thrill website. Sign up for as many of the contests as you like! Just post a reply, and you’re entered!
Don’t forget to scroll down the list of contests or CLICK HERE for more contests and giveaways so you don’t miss any. (Tip: to shorten the display, click “Toggle Comment Threads.”) And because this book giveaway is “neverending,” be sure to check back often to enter the latest drawings!
Congratulations to Dotty Young, the winner of this month’s BIG THRILL giveaway. Dotty will receive an assortment of signed thrillers including Interpol Confidential by Michael E. Rose, No One Knows by J.T. Ellison, The Good Traitor by Ryan Quinn, Hard Cold Winter by Glen Erik Hamilton, A Brilliant Death by Robin Yocum, Still Life by DB Kennison, Vince Flynn’s The Survivor: A Mitch Rapp Novel by Kyle Mills and Orphan X (unsigned) by Gregg Hurwitz
All subscribers to THE BIG THRILL online magazine are automatically eligible for the monthly drawing. CLICK HERE to subscribe to the BIG THRILL email.
Interested in becoming a member of the International Thriller Writers? ITW offers Active and Associate memberships.
Latest posts by ITW (see all)
- January 21 – 27: “Which books would you recommend to new writers?” - January 20, 2019
- January 14 – 20: “What is the primary job of a thriller?” - January 13, 2019
- January 7 – 13: “What is your New Year’s resolution for 2019?” - January 6, 2019