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thriller-roundtable-logo5This week ITW Members Amy Lignor and Susan Froetschel discuss megalomaniacs and world-domination plans when we ask: “Who is your favorite over-the-top, megalomaniac antagonist with world-domination plans, and why?”


heros companionAs the daughter of a career librarian Amy Lignor grew up loving books; ‘Patience & Fortitude’ at the NYPL were her heroes. Her Tallent & Lowery series has been a huge hit with readers – and is growing with each new puzzle she offers. Working as an editor in the publishing industry for decades, she’s now the Owner/Operator of THE WRITE COMPANION along with a new publishing company that will begin in November of 2013. A reviewer and writer for many, Amy contributes to SUSPENSE MAGAZINE, AUTHORLINK, THE FEATHERED QUILL and many others.

fearofbeautySusan Froetschel, a journalist, is the author of four mystery novels. Her most recent novel is FEAR OF BEAUTY, set in rural Afghanistan, about a woman who’s desperate to learn how to read after the death of her son. She began her career in New York City working for SELF, HOUSE BEAUTIFUL and ESQUIRE magazines before moving to Alaska, where her reporting for a daily newspaper was recognized with national and state press awards. She taught writing classes at Yale and magazine writing and literary journalism for Southern Connecticut State University for a decade. She has written for numerous publications. In 2005 she joined the staff of YaleGlobal Online, an independent, public-service magazine that covers globalization, defined as the interconnectedness of our world.