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august_web_past_issuesRead the stories that were in the August edition of the Big Thrill.

In our August issue, go behind the scenes to learn how authors create their worlds. In the cover story, Megan Abbott shares how she crafted a dark and suspenseful narrative in a bright suburban community. In “Up Close,” Eric Van Lustbader discusses the inspirations for his stand-alone novel: corruption, war in the Middle East, and the occult. In “Turning Point,” Hank Phillippi Ryan talks about a beloved main character who investigates crime in Boston. And other top-notch novelists discuss their work, from Peter Robinson and Linda Fairstein to Rick Mofina and Susan Spann.

In “Author Guided Tour,” Dawn Ius roars along the Vegas Strip. And in “Industry Focus,” Richard Krevolin gives valuable insight into the challenge of novelists writing screenplays.

We’ve got even more great interviews to share, including Michéle Rowe, John F. Dobbyn, Mark Pryor, Leanna Renee Hieber, Lynn Cahoon, Elaine Viets, and dozens of others.

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Coming Next Month

The latest thrillers from Andrew Gross, Brenda Novak, Karin Slaughter, Harlan Coben, Sally Andrews, Paige Tyler, Donna Galanti, Grant McKenzie, Dawn Ius, Judy Penz Sheluk and many more!

New E-Releases from ITW Members

New Audio Books from ITW Members

Missed ThrillerFest XI?

Get the CDS & MP3s from CraftFest and ThrillerFest here:


From Steve Berry to Heather Graham to Meg Gardiner to David Corbett to Jane Stine and many others, we’ve got it all. Learn from the masters while customizing your learning experience. You pick and choose which session(s) you want and only buy what you want.

And don’t forget to stay tuned here. Registration for next year’s conference will go be open in September. It’s going to be another great one. We hope to see you there!

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 August. It’s going to be a thriller!

August 1 – 7: “Some writing teachers suggest that tone is about attitude and that tone should be consistent throughout a book. But doesn’t consistency counter the unexpected and suspense?”
August 8 – 14: “How do writers alter thrillers for appeal to a YA audience?”
August 15 – 21: “Who is your favorite protagonist for all time –  and why?”
August 22 – 28: “Are thrillers naturally noir?”
August 29 – September 4: “Do thriller writers have a responsibility not to put ideas into the heads of would-be criminals?”

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!