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Why do you enjoy reading and writing thrillers? Is it the pace? The adrenaline rush? The gut-twisting danger? The discussion is over, but you can still read what authors Jeff SherrattJoe Moore, Carla Buckley, Lorenzo Carcaterra, Mark Terry, Janice Bashman, Todd Ritter, Caridad Pineiro, Robert Gregory Browne and others posted in the comment trail – then check out the current week’s thrilling Roundtable discussion!

Jeff Sherratt has had two novels published by Echelon Press, a traditional independent publisher. The second, Guilty or Else (2009) was nominated for the Left Coast Crime Panik Award. Jeff is a past board member of Sisters in Crime/LA, and currently a member of Mystery Writers of America. Jeff has been a speaker at many book events. Jeff’s third mystery novel in the Jimmy O’Brien series, Detour to Murder, was released by ZOVA Books on October 12, 2010

Joe Moore is Co-President of ITW. Joe joined ITW in 2005 and has previously served as Vice President, Technology. His international bestselling Cotten Stone thriller series has been translated into over 20 languages.

Carla Buckley is the debut author of The things That Keep Us Here. She has worked in a variety of jobs, including a stint as an assistant press secretary for a U.S. senator, an analyst with the Smithsonian Institution, and a technical writer for the Tomahawk Missile System. Named a Thurber House “New Voice in Fiction,” Carla chairs the ITW Debut Authors program.

Number one New York Times bestselling author Lorenzo Carcaterra’s highly successful career spans more than twenty years of writing for the diverse fields of fiction, non-fiction, television, and film.

Mark Terry is the bestselling author of the Derek Stillwater thriller novels, as well as several standalone mysteries, thrillers, and short stories. His novels have been called “blisteringly paced and unrelenting,” (Paul Levine) as well as having “the explosive power of a hollow-point bullet.” (Gayle Lynds). James Grady, author of Six Days Of The Condor says Terry’s work “is closing in fast on grabbing that big-action, ticking-clock thriller franchise market.”

Janice Gable Bashman is co-author (with Jonathan Maberry) of WANTED UNDEAD OR ALIVE: Vampire Hunters and Other Kick-Ass Enemies of Evil. She has written for leading publications, including the NOVEL & SHORT STORY WRITER’S MARKET, THE WRITER, and WILD RIVER REVIEW. Visit her blog at and find her on Twitter (janicebashman), Facebook and LinkedIn.

Todd Ritter was a journalist for more than 15 years when he wrote his first novel. Death Notice was published in October by St. Martin’s Monotaur. When not writing about murder and mayhem, Todd enjoys cooking, classic movies and finding cover versions of (Don?t Fear) The Reaper.

New York Times and USA Today bestselling paranormal and romantic suspense author Caridad Pineiro wrote her first novel in the fifth grade when her teacher assigned a project – to write a book for a class lending library.  Bitten by the writing bug, Caridad continued with her passion for the written word through high school, college and law school.  In 1999, Caridad’s first novel was released and a decade later, Caridad is the author of over twenty novels and novellas.

Robert Gregory Browne is an AMPAS Nichol Award-winning screenwriter and novelist. His first novel, Kiss Her Goodbye, was recently produced in Chicago by CBS Television as a pilot for a television series. Rob is now working on Paradise City, a supernatural thriller, for Dutton Books. Temple Hill Productions, producers of Twilight, are attached to produce for the big screen. Rob has a writer’s advice blog at