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Read the stories that were featured in the August edition of The Big Thrill.

36 new thrillers this month from ITW members, including three from first-time authors Adrienne Giordano, Pascal Marco and Daniel Polansky, plus a Special to the Big Thrill: No Rest for the Dead, a serial novel, and a ThrillerFest VI wrap-up!

Print the Big Thrill list and head on down to your favorite bookstore, or download your selections to your electronic e-reader, and enjoy a month’s worth of great reading from your friends at the International Thriller Writers.

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Coming Next Month

Coming next month: the latest thrillers from Lee Child, Nick Daniels, Simon Wood, J.T. Ellison, L.J. Sellers, Kelli Stanley, Dave Zeltserman, Johnny Shaw, Devon Vaughn Archer , Raymond Benson, Steven James, Trevor Shane, Christy Reece, Sandra Parshall, Michael Haskins, Alma Katsu, Laura Joh Rowland, Carla Neggers, Amy Rogers, J.E. Fishman and more. It’s gonna be a thriller!

2011 Operation Thriller USO Tour

In Fall 2011, ITW members Clive Cussler, Sandra Brown, Kathy Reichs, Mark Bowden, and Andrew Peterson will deploy to the Middle East on a week-long USO tour to visit and uplift troops. The authors will sign autographs, pose for photos with the troops and talk about their books, movies, television series and writing.

The tour, conceived of and organized by Andy Harp, and entitled Operation Thriller, is the second USO Operation Thriller tour. Last year, authors David Morrell, Douglas Preston, James Rollins, Steve Berry, and Andy Harp kicked off the tour with a special visit to Washington, D.C., where the group visited with troops at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and National Naval Medical Center. The group then flew to the Persian Gulf, visiting five bases in Kuwait and Iraq, where they talked fiction, inspired service men and women, spread cheer and, most importantly, showed their heartfelt gratitude.

Read more about last year’s tour here, and find links to what the authors had to say about their experiences.

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 what inspires them, who their favorite hero characters are, what advice they’d offer the next generation of thriller authors, and more. Between now and September 5th we’ll discuss which books are on your summer reading list. You won’t want to miss it!

Monthly Giveaway

Congratulations to Keith Rowley, the winner of this month’s BIG THRILL giveaway. Keith will receive an assortment of signed thrillers including A Game of Lies by Rebecca Cantrell, Tunnel Vision by Gary Braver, Dark, Deadly Love by Denise A. Agnew, Senior Moments are Murder by Mike Befeler, Fall From Pride by Karen Harper, Silent Enemy by Thomas W. Young, A Simple Act of Violence by R.J. Ellory, In the Presence of Evil by Autumn Jordan, The Pink Tarantula by Tim Wohlforth, Louise’s War by Sarah R. Shaber, Children of Paranoia by Trevor Shane, Kage by John Donohue, The Square Root of Murder by Ada Madison, Serial by John Lutz, Midnight Fear by Leslie Tentler.

All subscribers to THE BIG THRILL webzine are automatically eligible for the monthly drawing. CLICK HERE to subscribe to the BIG THRILL email.

ITW “Fear” authors support RIF at ThrillerFest

During the 2011 Thrillerfest, authors from the YA anthology, FEAR: 13 Stories of Suspense and Horror, edited by R.L. Stine, crowded together to support Reading Is Fundamental (RIF), the nation’s oldest and largest children’s literacy organization.

You can read all about it, here.

All of the authors involved in this anthology including R.L. Stine have generously donated their stories to this effort. Half of the proceeds from the FEAR anthology go to support RIF (Reading is Fundamental), and the other half go to support ITW. The International Thriller Writers warmly thanks the authors for their time and effort.


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