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We’re falling into the season with hot new titles from some of the genre’s best. Prolific duo Brian Andrews and Jeffrey Wilson dish on the first book in a new series, April Snellings goes “dark” with horror author Catriona Ward, and Tori Eldridge shares what’s next for her Chinese-Norwegian ninja. In this month’s Africa Scene, Michael Sears chats with Femi Kayode, Neil Nyren gets the scoop on Amanda Jayatissa’s highly anticipated thriller MY SWEET GIRL, and we get Up Close with Hank Phillippi Ryan, Megan Collins, Matthew Fitzsimmons, and more than 25 writers of thriller, mystery, and suspense. The September issue of The Big Thrill is live now!

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Introducing ITW’s First Chapters Program


Coming Next Month
The latest thrillers from Rachel Harrison, D.P. Lyle, Kat Rosenfield, Anthony Horowitz, Jonathan and Jesse Kellerman, Anne Perry, Lori Rader-Day, Tara Laskowski, Romy Hausmann, Nicholas Kaufmann, Kyle Mills, Steven Savile & J.H. Bográn, Lee Matthew Goldberg, Charles Lichtman, Alverne Ball, Alex Schulman, William Lashner, Jean Rabe and Donald J. Bingle, Aaron Philip Clark, Daniella Bernett, Kia D. Richards, Traci Hunter Abramson, Sian Ann Bessey, Paige Edwards, A.L. Sowards, Kate Lansing, James Stejskal, Joan Havelange and many more!

ITW’s Eighth Annual Online Thriller School

Learn from the Masters:
Ten Weeks of Intensive Craft Lessons
Includes a Bonus “Ask Me Anything” Panel!

Join Liv Constantine, Jeffery Deaver, Lisa Gardner, Alexia Gordon, Adam Hamdy, Cate Holahan, Anthony Horowitz, Steven James, Tosca Lee, Jaime Levine, David Morrell, Samuel Octavius, Alex Segura, and Jerri Williams.

In this TEN-week program, which begins September 14, 2021, the craft of thriller writing will be front and center. Each instructor will teach an aspect of craft during a two-hour Live Zoom session, will provide written materials for further reading along with study suggestions, and will offer an entire week of online Q&A with the registered students. The goal is simple: To make each student a better writer.

Attendance is limited, and we sold out last year, so please register today!

Registration for the ten-week online course is $495.

The talented instructors will delve into the following topics: Pacing, World Building, Building Suspense, Villains–Beyond the Cardboard Cutout, How to Edit Like a Pro, Creating Depth of Character, The G-Woman: An Insider’s Look at the FBI, How to Write a Killer Twist, Creating Realistic Dialogue, and Developing and Honing Your Voice

Bonus Panel: “Ask me Anything” with Alexia Gordon, David Morrell & Alex Segura – Moderated by Samuel Octavius

ThrillerFest XVII – Early Bird Registration is Open!

New Dates! New Hotel!
Sheraton Times Square
May 31 – June 4, 2022
We have a fabulous line-up of special guests this year, including:
2022 ThrillerMaster Frederick Forsyth
2022 ThrillerMaster Diana Gabaldon
2022 Spotlight Guest Alafair Burke
2022 Spotlight Guest Joseph Finder
2022 Spotlight Guest Veronica Roth
2022 Thriller Legend Writers House
2022 ThrillerFans Rosie Stroy and Theresa Lee
We have something for everyone, whether you’re an aspiring author, fan, industry professional, or ITW author: Master Class, CraftFest, ConsultFest, PitchFest, ThrillerFest, and the Thriller Awards Banquet.

Register Today!

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