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october_web_past_issuesRead the stories that were featured in the October edition of The Big Thrill.

This month we have another all-star line-up, starting with a Between the Lines interview with the world’s bestselling author, James Patterson, who talks about his career, his life, and his latest releases in the #1 bestselling Alex Cross and Michael Bennett series.

October also brings a special feature on Andrew Grant and Tasha Alexander, husband and wife authors who are not only related to literary royalty, but each have highly anticipated solo novels coming out this month.

Our Industry Spotlight segment returns with an interview of literary agent Lisa Erbach Vance who represents some of the biggest thriller writers around.

Putting the “I” in International Thriller Writers, this month our International Thrills series covers the UK’s Val McDermid and then there’s Joanne Macgregor in the Africa Scene.

And, of course, there are the 35 hot new releases from some of the best writers in the world!

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Click on the book title below to read the feature story or click here to scroll through all of this month’s articles.

Coming Next Month

The latest thrillers from David Baldacci, Michael Connelly, Robert Crais, Peter James, Steven James, Preston & Child and many more!

New E-Releases from ITW Members

New Audio Books from ITW Members

ThrillerFest X – Early Registration Now Available!

banner_450ThrillerFest X – July 7th – 11th, Grand Hyatt, NYC.

Check out the Thrillerfest website, early registration now available!

In 2015 we’ll be honoring:

  • 2015 ThrillerMaster Nelson DeMille
  • 2014 ThrillerMaster Scott Turow
  • 2014 Silver Bullet Recipient Brenda Novak
  • 2015 Spotlight guest Charlaine Harris
  • 2015 Spotlight guest Greg Iles

Some of the highlights of this year’s event include:

  • Master CraftFest
  • CraftFest
  • PitchFest
  • ThrillerFest
  • Thriller Awards Banquet

Want to learn more about ThrillerFest? Read a recap of the last T-Fest, ThrillerFest IX: Celebrating Ten Years of Innovation by Kimberley Howe and Anthony J. Franze

The 1,000 Thriller Giveaway!

1000giveaway_bannerSign up for the 1000 Thriller Giveaway and be entered to win a new book every week for a year!

1,000 International Thriller Writers authors will donate a book so that you can read a thrilling new title once a week for a year.

Winners drawn November 30, 2014 and prizes mailed in time for holiday gift giving!

The Thriller Roundtable

Whether you’re a fan or an author, you’ll want to join the Thriller Roundtable discussions at TheBigThrill website, where each week a new group of authors discuss everything from what they love about writing thrillers, to what they’ve learned, and more.

Here’s what’s in store for October!

September 29 – October 5: Dialogue can be tricky, as the author has to give each character a unique voice that is also distinct from his or her own. How do you do it?
October 6 – 12: Do readers prefer a protagonist who is ageless. When should writers provide details on age and when are the details too much?
October 13 – 19: We’ve covered weather, descriptions, settings, but what about the role of “food” in contemporary thrillers? Is there room to eat amidst the chasing?
October 20 – 26: Romance and thrillers – do they mix? What are some of your favorite romantic thrillers?
October 27 – November 2: Are you a writer who loves or loathes revisions?

Authors, don’t miss this promotional opportunity! Participate in the Thriller Roundtable by contacting
J.H. Bográn.

The Neverending Book Giveaway

The Neverending Book GiveawayIf you’re a thriller fan who likes to win free books, be sure to check out the Neverending Book Giveaway on The Big Thrill website. Sign up for as many of the contests as you like! Just post a reply, and you’re entered!

Don’t forget to scroll down the list of contests or CLICK HERE for more contests and giveaways so you don’t miss any. (Tip: to shorten the display, click “Toggle Comment Threads.”) And because this book giveaway is “neverending,” be sure to check back often to enter the latest drawings!

Monthly Giveaway

Congratulations to Aubrey Hamilton, the winner of this month’s BIG THRILL giveaway. Aubrey will receive an assortment of signed thrillers including It Waits Below by Eric Red, Baudelaire’s Revenge by Bob Van Laerhoven, Close to the Bone by Lisa Black, The Inheritor by Tom Wither, Calvin’s Head by David Swatling, Scandal in the Secret City by Diane Fanning, Ice Shear by M.P. Cooley, Who R U Really? by Margo Kelly, Nightmares Can Be Murder by Mary Kennedy, No Time To Die by Kira Peikoff, Surviving the Endgame by Alan L. Moss, Lost Legacy by Annette Dashofy and Autumn Fire by Tom Wither.