For some years now, November is popular among writers due to the National Novel Writing Month. “Do you feel that the NANOWRIMO has influenced the thriller genre? How?” This week, join ITW Members Kay Thomas and J. H. Bográn as they discuss NANOWRIMO and the thriller genre.
Kay Thomas didn’t grow up burning to be a writer. She wasn’t even much of a reader until fourth grade. That’s when her sister read THE BLACK STALLION aloud to her. For hours Kay was enthralled—shipwrecked and riding an untamed horse across desert sand. Then tragedy struck, her sister lost her voice. Kay couldn’t wait to hear what happened in the story—so she picked up that book, finished reading it herself and went in search of more adventures at the local library. Today Kay lives in Dallas with her husband, two children and a shockingly spoiled Boston terrier. Her award-winning novels have been published internationally.
J. H. Bográn, born and raised in Honduras, is the son of a journalist. He ironically prefers to write fiction rather than fact. José’s genre of choice is thrillers, but he likes to throw in a twist of romance into the mix. His works include novels and short stories in both English and Spanish. He’s a member of the Short Fiction Writers Guild and the International Thriller Writers where he also serves as the Thriller Roundtable Coordinator and contributor editor their official e-zine THE BIG THRILL.