This week join ITW Members William Simon, Laura Griffin, Jon Land, Alexandra Sokoloff, Jeff Ayers, Dianna Love, James Macomber, Pamela Callow and J. T. Ellison as they discuss the inspiration behind their story in the LOVE IS MURDER anthology.
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Go on vacation with Allison Brennan’s Lucy Kincaid, where she saves a man from drowning, only to discover he is in far greater danger on land. Meet Roxanne St. Claire’s “bullet catcher”—bodyguard Donovan Rush—who may have met his match in the sexually charged “Diamond Drop.” Debut author William Simon shows us what happens when the granddaughter of the president of the United States is kidnapped. And Lee Child’s pitch-perfect “I Heard a Romantic Story” puts a whole new spin on Love Is Murder.
Bodyguards, vigilantes, stalkers, serial killers, women (and men!) in jeopardy, cops, thieves, P.I.s, killers—these all-new stories will keep you thrilled and chilled late into the night. You won’t want to miss it!
A member of the Nova Scotia bar, Pamela Callow is the internationally published author of the Kate Lange legal thriller series for MIRA Books. Her critically-acclaimed series has been compared to works by Robin Cook, Tess Gerritsen and John Grisham. TATTOOED, the third book of the series, releases on May 29th, 2012. Prior to making writing a career, Pamela worked as a Strategic Services manager for international consulting firm Accenture.
NYT bestseller Dianna Love spent her early years creating unusual marketing projects for Fortune 500 companies. Now she writes thrillers and urban fantasy, which includes collaborating with #1 NYT bestseller Sherrilyn Kenyon. Their Belador UF series debuted on the NYT, USA Today, PW and Walmart bestseller lists. THE CURSE (Book three) is available September 18, 2012. Dianna speaks at reader events and has taught the popular Break Into Fiction® program nationally and internationally.
Thriller award winner Alexandra Sokoloff’s supernatural thrillers have also been nominated for Anthony, Bram Stoker and Black Quill awards. She is a produced screenwriter and teaches a Screenwriting Tricks for Authors workshop, based on her internationally acclaimed workbook and blog. Alex is the author of THE HARROWING, THE PRICE, THE UNSEEN, BOOK OF SHADOWS, and THE SPACE BETWEEN, and co-author of the paranormal KEEPERS series with Heather Graham and Harley Jane Kozak.
J.T. Ellison is the international award-winning author of eight critically acclaimed novels, multiple short stories and has been published in over twenty countries. A former White House staffer, she has worked extensively with the Metro Nashville Police, the FBI and various other law enforcement organizations to research her novels. She lives in Nashville with her husband and a poorly trained cat, and is hard at work on her next novel. Visit www.JTEllison.com for more insight into her wicked imagination, or follow her on Twitter @Thrillerchick.
William Simon has worked as a computer forensic investigator for over ten years. His novel SPIDER’S DANCE (published under the pseudonym ‘Will Graham’) features Nicholas White from ‘Spider’s Tango’ in THRILLER 3: LOVE IS MURDER. Other works include SOMETIMES THERE REALLY *ARE* MONSTERS UNDER THE BED, PRODROMOS, and STREET HEAT.
New York Times bestselling author Laura Griffin started her career in journalism before venturing into the world of romantic suspense. Her books have won numerous awards, including a 2010 RITA for WHISPER OF WARNING, and her latest novel, TWISTED, became an instant bestseller. Laura lives in Austin, where she is working on the next book in her Tracers series.
Jon Land is the bestselling author of thirty thrillers, most recently the Caitlin Strong series that includes STRONG ENOUGH TO DIE, STRONG JUSTICE and STRONG AT THE BREAK. The next entry, STRONG VENGEANCE, will be available just in time for ThrillerFest. He’s also bringing back his longtime action hero Blaine McCracken in PANDORA’S TEMPLE for Open Road Media this coming fall and this past year published his first ever nonfiction book, BETRAYAL.
James Macomber is the author of the international legal thrillers BARGAINED FOR EXCHANGE (terrorists in academia), ART & PART (assassinations during the trial of the Lockerbie bombers), A GRAVE BEACH (thriller set against the backdrop of the Bosnian war crimes trials), SOVEREIGN ORDER (Iranian-sponsored WMD attack on the Monaco Grand Prix), and EXTRAORDINARY RENDITION (disappearance of sitting justice threatens the balance of the United States Supreme Court).
Jeff Ayers is the author of VOYAGES OF IMAGINATION: The Star Trek Fiction Companion (Pocket Books). He wrote a short story with Jon Land called LAST SHOT that can be found in Thriller 3: LOVE IS MURDER. Jeff reviews suspense thrillers for the Associated Press, Library Journal, and RT Bookreviews.