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april_web_past_issuesRead the stories that were in the April edition of the Big Thrill.

In the April issue, we bring you interviews with authors who know how to forge deep connections with their readers, such as Lisa Scottoline, Steve Berry, Allison Brennan and Linwood Barclay. In this month’s “Guided Tour,” Wendy Tyson explores the Italian Dolomites as she researches a novel, while in “International Thrills,” we get to know Dolores Redondo, who sets her psychological thriller in the Basque country of Spain. Back in America, Alex Segura talks about writing a story that unfolds on the sordid back streets of Miami, and Anthony Franze reveals the dangerous high-stakes world of Washington, D.C. players.

We’ve got a trio of historical thriller authors with stories to share: E.M. Powell, whose latest novel takes us to 12th century Ireland; Sam Thomas, whose midwife mystery series is set in 17th century England; and Susan Higginbotham, who tells the tale of conspiring to assassinate President Lincoln from a whole new perspective.

In this month’s “Industry Report,” Andy Martin talks about how Lee Child learned that his 20th novel had hit No.1—and whether that feels as good as other writers assume.

Other don’t-miss interviews: J.T. Ellison, Lisa Preston, Chris Pavone, Todd Moss, Nina Sadowsky, Nick Seeley, and 30+ more.

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Coming Next Month

The latest thrillers from Charlaine Harris, Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child, Mary Sharratt, Elle Cosimano, Jeremy Burns, Lisa Black, Pamela Wechsler, Con Lehane, Dave Edlund, Jon McGoran, Kate Kessler, Radha Vatsal, Don Mann & Ralph Pezzullo, A. J. Tata, Christine Goff, Larry D. Sweazy and many more!

New E-Releases from ITW Members

New Audio Books from ITW Members

ThrillerFest XI: Registration is Open!

thrillerfestXI_500pxYour ThrillerFest team is already hard at work planning for next July’s conference where we’ll feature 2016 ThrillerMaster Heather Graham, 2016 Silver Bullet Recipient John Lescroart, and bestselling authors C.J. Box, Gillian Flynn and Walter Mosley. Like a compelling page-turner, we need to keep you in suspense, so stay tuned for more details!

Master CraftFest: Don’t miss this opportunity to study with the masters of the genre in a one-day intensive workshop to take your writing to the next level. Everyone is welcome, from beginning writers to well-established authors. The instructors this year will be Steve Berry, Grant Blackwood, David Corbett, Meg Gardiner, Heather Graham, Andrew Gross, Richard Krevolin (Screen Writing) and Gayle Lynds.

CraftFest: Director D.P. Lyle, M.D. is already recruiting talented teachers to broaden your knowledge about the craft of writing as well as experts in fields like forensics and firearms so you can get the facts right in your novel.

PitchFest: PitchFest is dedicated to pitching your project face-to-face to agents, editors, and producers. It’s an unprecedented opportunity for writers looking to get or change agents. Check out some success stories!

ThrillerFest: We’re planning some phenomenal panels, always trying to innovate and entertain. Join us for the spotlight interviews, cocktail parties, workshops, and fabulous networking opportunities. Please check the volunteer box during registration, as it’s a great way to make new friends and help out ITW.

Register Today!

The Thriller Roundtable

Whether you’re a fan or an author, you’ll want to join the Thriller Roundtable discussions at The Big Thrill 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.

Check out what’s in store for April. It’s going to be a thriller!

April 4 – 10: “Do you need music or absolute silence when writing?”
April 11 – 17: “Creating fresh and unique action scenes comes with the territory of writing thrillers, how do you do it?”
April 18 – 24: “How do you avoid writer’s block?”
April 25 – May 1: “Imagine you could reach out to any author (living or dead) and ask a single question. Who is the author? What is your question?”

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 Dotty Young, the winner of this month’s BIG THRILL giveaway. Dotty will receive an assortment of signed thrillers including Interpol Confidential by Michael E. Rose, No One Knows by J.T. Ellison, The Good Traitor by Ryan Quinn, Hard Cold Winter by Glen Erik Hamilton, A Brilliant Death by Robin Yocum, Still Life by DB Kennison, Vince Flynn’s The Survivor: A Mitch Rapp Novel by Kyle Mills and Orphan X (unsigned) by Gregg Hurwitz

All subscribers to THE BIG THRILL online magazine are automatically eligible for the monthly drawing. CLICK HERE to subscribe to the BIG THRILL email.