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thriller-roundtable-logo5This week we’re joined by ITW Members Catherine Finger, J. H. Bográn and Lissa Price as they discuss Young Adult thrillers. How do writers alter thrillers for appeal to a YA audience?




shatteredLike her heroine Police Chief Jo Oliver, Catherine Finger is committed to protect and to serve. But instead of handcuffs and handguns, she uses her wit and wisdom as a high school superintendent in Grayslake, IL. The award-winning Shattered By Death is book two in her Jo Oliver Thriller Series.




Firefall_Proof2J. 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. His debut novel TREASURE HUNT, which The Celebrity Café hails as an intriguing novel that provides interesting insight of architecture and the life of a fictional thief, has also been selected as the Top Ten in Preditors & Editor’s Reader Poll. FIREFALL, his second novel, was released in 2013 by Rebel ePublishers. Coffee Time Romance calls it “a taut, compelling mystery with a complex, well-drawn main character.” He’s a member of the Short Fiction Writers Guild, Crime Writer’s Association, and the International Thriller Writers. He lives in Honduras with his family and one “Lucky” dog.


Enders by Lissa PriceLissa Price is the award-winning author of STARTERS and the sequel ENDERS, published by Random House. The duology was an international bestseller published in over thirty countries.  Set in a future Los Angeles, the series asks the question: Would you rent out your body to the elderly so they could be young again temporarily? Lissa lives overlooking the Hollywood Hills.