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This week we join ITW Members J. M. Leduc, Lisa von Biela, Daco Auffenorde and Colby Marshall as they discuss the changing world of thrillers: “Is epublishing changing the world of thrillers? And, if so, how?” You won’t want to miss this!


Mark Adduci, writing as J. M. LeDuc is a native Bostonian, who transplanted to South Florida in 1985. He shares his love and life with his wife, Sherri and his daughter, Chelsea. Blessed to have had a mother who loved the written word, her passion was passed on to him. It is in her maiden name he writes. J.M. LeDuc’s first novel, CURSED BLESSING, won a Royal Palm Literary Award in 2008 as an unpublished manuscript in the thriller category. It was published in 2010. He has subsequently written CURSED PRESENCE and CURSED DAYS, books two and three of the Trilogy of The Chosen, as well as a novella, PHANTOM SQUAD. He is a proud member of the Florida Writers Association (FWA) and the prestigious International Thriller Writers (ITW).

Lisa von Biela worked in Information Technology for 25 years, then left the field to attend the University of Minnesota Law School, graduating magna cum laude in 2009. She now practices law in Seattle, Washington. Lisa’s first short storyappeared in The Edge in 2002. Her short works have appeared in various small press venues, including, Twilight Times, Dark Animus, AfterburnSF, and more. THE GENESIS CODE is her first novel.

Writer by day, ballroom dancer and choreographer by night, Colby Marshall has a tendency to turn every hobby she has into a job, ensuring that she is a workaholic. She is also a proud member of International Thriller Writers and Sisters in Crime. She is actively involved in local theatres as a choreographer and occasionally takes the stage as an actress. She lives in Georgia with her family, two mutts, and an array of cats that, if she were a bit older, would qualify her for crazy cat lady status.

When not practicing law with her husband at Auffenorde & Auffenorde, P.C., Daco writes novels and manages the busy lives of two children. Her education includes a B.A. and M.A.S. from the University of Alabama in Huntsville, and J.D. from Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law. Her memberships include ITW, Romance Writers of America, Authors Guild, and Alabama State Bar.

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