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Join The Big Thrill team as we end this very hot month with sizzling summer reads. K.L. Romo sat down with New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz where they discussed good vs. evil, Golden Retrievers, and changing your perspective. Romo joined New York Times bestseller, Carol Goodman, as they chatted about THE BONES OF THE STORY, college experiences, and the slippery slope of competition, and M.W. Craven to talk about his own unique background, and how his writing career came to be. Terri Nolan spoke with Matt Coyle, one of the three editors for CRIME UNDER THE SUN: A Sisters in Crime Anthology as we celebrate California Dreaming…or SoCal Nightmares.


You can also read all of this month’s new releases, and don’t forget to check out our archive of author interviews.

Coming Next Month
The latest thrillers from The latest thrillers from Michael Koryta, Kathy Reichs, Sara DiVello, Kelly J. Ford, Kirsty Manning, Wendy Whitman, James L’Etoile, Sarah Pekkanen, James Rollins, Shari Lapena, and many more!

ThrillerFest XVIII – Audio Recordings – Place Your Order Today!

Don’t miss a single class, panel, or interview!

Take a minute to fill out the short form and let us know which sessions you are interested in, and we’ll send you a secure payment link.

Save $$$ on full sets of CraftFest & ThrillerFest!
Easy-to-play, universal mp3 format and a one-year replacement guarantee with every order.

CLICK HERE to download the mp3 order form.

CLICK HERE to listen to a sample recording.

ITW’s Tenth Annual Online Thriller School – Registration is Open!

Learn from the Masters:
Ten Weeks of Intensive Craft Lessons

Join J.D. Barker, Kimberly Belle, May Cobb, Gabino Iglesias, Jean Kwok, Meryl Moss, Sarah Pekkanen, Doug Preston, Jeneva Rose and Lisa Unger!

In this TEN-week program, which begins September 12, 2023, the craft of thriller writing will be front and center. Each instructor will teach an aspect of craft during a live Zoom session, will provide written materials for further reading along with study suggestions (when applicable), and will offer live Q&A with the attending students. Classes will be held every Tuesday at 1:00pm Eastern and will run for approximately 1 1/2 to 2 hours, including live Q&A.

Also includes two bonus panels:

Q&A with bestselling authors Clare Mackintosh and Ruth Ware

What Makes a Literary Agent Go “Wow” with Jenny Bent, Jeff Kleinman & Barbara Poelle

The goal is simple: To make each student a better writer.

The bestselling authors and industry experts will delve into the following topics:

Structure, Setting, Character, Villains, Conflict, the Pitch, Twists, Endings, Revision & Emotion.

Attendance is limited, and we sell out every year, so please REGISTER TODAY!

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

CLICK HERE to read the full 2023 schedule, FAQ, and instructor bios.

Please note: All classes are recorded. The recordings are typically available within a few hours of the conclusion of the class, and we make those available to the students right away. You’ll also have access to the recordings for at least 1 year after the class is over.

If you have any questions that are not addressed below or on the website please email ITW’s Technology Coordinator, Christopher Graham at

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