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ITW Members Joseph Amiel, Eyre Price,  Maria Hudgins and Robert Dugoni discuss the importance of high stakes. You won’t want to miss it!


Maria Hudgins lives in Hampton, VA with her two Bichons Holly and Hamilton. She loves to travel and always visits the site of a story before she writes about it. Her plans for this year will take her to Africa and to Mexico. Her mystery novels include four Dotsy Lamb Travel Mysteries, the last of which will be out this month,  Scorpion House, and The Man on the Istanbul Train. Publisher’s Weekly calls Death of a Second Wife, “a cozy that readers will hate to see end,” Kirkus says “a mystery with an intriguing group of suspects,” and Library Journal calls it, “an unforgettable wedding party cum murder plot.”

Robert Dugoni is the critically acclaimed and New York Times Best Selling Author of the David Sloane series, The Jury Master, Wrongful Death, Bodily Harm, Murder One and The Conviction. He is also the author of the best-selling stand alone novel Damage Control as well as the nonfiction expose, The Cyanide Canary. Robert also has contributed to several anthologies and is a speaker and national teacher on the craft of writing. Bodily Harm and Murder One were each chosen one of the top five thrillers of 2010 and 2011, respectively.

Joseph Amiel is an internationally best-selling author, whose novels include STAR TIME, BIRTHRIGHT, DEEDS, HAWKS and A QUESTION OF PROOF. He has also won awards for screenwriting and for his comedy-mystery web series Ain’t That Life. A graduate of Amherst College and Yale Law School, he is married and lives in New York City.

Eyre Price was raised in Northeastern Pennsylvania, but has called a lot of places “Home.” A litigator for 15 years, Eyre left the law to become a stay-at-home dad–and write. His debut novel, BLUES HIGHWAY BLUES, will be published by Thomas & Mercer in June 2012. He has traveled the Blues Highway from Minnesota to Louisiana and stood at Robert Johnson’s fabled crossroads. He lives in Illinois with his wife and son.