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thriller-roundtable-logo5This week we turn our focus to blogs and the people who write them: “Publishers tend to like writers who blog.  Does blogging provide discipline and organization – or is it a distraction?” Join ITW Members John Florio, Debbie Christiana and Steven James for another can’t-miss discussion.


sugarpopmoonJohn Florio (Brooklyn, NY) is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in print, on the web, and on television. He is the author of the Jersey Leo crime series (Sugar Pop Moon and the forthcoming Blind Moon Alley); he is also the author of One Punch from the Promised Land: Leon Spinks, Michael Spinks, and the Myth of the Heavyweight Title. Visit John on his website and follow Jersey Leo on Facebook.

SolsticeDebbie Christiana loves to read and write about mysteries, unusual love stories and things that go bump in the night. She’s been fortunate to publish two novels, Twin Flames and the recently released romantic suspense, Solstice, by Black Opal Books. In 2012 she published two dark fiction short stories in The Ten Tales anthology series. Debbie is a member of RWA, her local RWA chapter and the International Thrillers Writers, Inc. She lives in Connecticut with her husband and three children.

theKing book coverSteven James has penned 30+ books including his award winning Patrick Bowers thriller series. He has received wide critical acclaim for his work including two Publishers Weekly starred reviews and three Christy Awards for best suspense. Steven has an MA in Storytelling and is an active member of International Thriller Writers, the Authors Guild, Mystery Writers of America, and International Association of Crime Writers. He is a contributing editor to Writer’s Digest, and has taught writing and storytelling principles on three continents. He lives in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee with his wife and three daughters. When he’s not writing or speaking, he’s rock climbing, playing disc golf, or slipping away to a matinee.